Blew a plug today...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Shouter, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Shouter

    Shouter New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Location:
    Fargo, ND
    [​IMG]
    Well the number 2 plug blew out this morning.
    [​IMG]
    Limped it back to work and here it sits, I guess it's time for the rethread kit. I know it's a common problem, but is the timesert kit a permanent solution?
     
  2. wmfateam

    wmfateam Active Member

    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    I just blew a plug and replaced it with a time sert, seems to be better then the limited stock threads in the b heads
     
  3. Shouter

    Shouter New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Location:
    Fargo, ND
    Can I buy a timesert kit in town, or is it an order online thing
     
  4. wmfateam

    wmfateam Active Member

    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    My local Napa had one. But I got it done at a mustang shop.
     
  5. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

    Messages:
    7,489
    Likes Received:
    804
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Ky
    Timesert, locknstitch, or helicoil. Timeserts and locknstitch are not normally available to the masses. Mechanic shops handle them so they are installed correctly. These companies keep it that way. Helicoil or similar are available off the shelves locally and easy to do, work great, but back out or dont stay seated.
     
  6. Shouter

    Shouter New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Location:
    Fargo, ND
    I'm a more than capable mechanic, so I would like to find a timesert kit, bit they're 400 bucks.....does anyone have one on here that they would be willing to loan out? I also saw a doorman kit that kind of looked like a timesert insert.
     
  7. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    15,342
    Likes Received:
    119
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Timesert are really good, some that are running high boost will do all the plugs for extra strength.
     
  8. ttocs

    ttocs Legend

    Messages:
    25,512
    Likes Received:
    2,517
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    thought this said you blew a pug at first. I was afraid to click on it till I read it again slowly...
     
  9. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

    Messages:
    7,489
    Likes Received:
    804
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Ky
    Im sure you want to get the car moving. That why ill inform the worst news, but best option. Pull the engine and do all the plugs. Cause another stupid plug will blow at the most inconvenient time, leaving you stranded again. Most likely worse, destroying a cylinder.
     
  10. Shouter

    Shouter New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Location:
    Fargo, ND
    That made my day
     
  11. ttocs

    ttocs Legend

    Messages:
    25,512
    Likes Received:
    2,517
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    the image of him blowing a pug made your day?! Sick bastard...
     
  12. blackdemon007

    blackdemon007 Active Member

    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2013
    Location:
    Ohio
    That sucks man - I blew two on the F250 I used to have.
    Worst part was having to buy a new Plug Coil each time.

    I would also suggest just spending the money for the timeserts, pulling the heads and doing them all.
    Sucks but will give you peace of mind in the future.
     
  13. Shouter

    Shouter New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Location:
    Fargo, ND
    Just the thought of you thinking that ;)
     
  14. Pack Rat

    Pack Rat New Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2015
    I have a Lisle Kit and it works fine. I just bought a Timesert (Bigsert) kit to replace a timesert that blew out. The one I bought was double oversize. Lisle and timesert use different pitch on the outside of the insert. Never pulled a head to repair.
     
  15. Flyinhorse

    Flyinhorse New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2015
  16. 98snakehorse

    98snakehorse Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    195
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Location:
    Southeast, IA
    I had a buddy use the helicoil on his 99gt Spark plug shot back out within the next 300mi. I've heard very good things from the Timesert kits. Galaxy is the name of the guy on the f150 forums if I remember right.
     
  17. Goldmember

    Goldmember Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,106
    Likes Received:
    55
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Location:
    Cornwall, NY
    The only thing better than the Timesert/Bigsert is flat-out replacing the head.

    My #4 plug ejected itself a couple years back. Turned out that the original plug had already blown and the previous owner shoved a Dorman over-sized self-tapping plug in. This almost made it impossible to time-sert the head and it was shaky up until a Mercedes Sprinter van got rid of the car for me. Hopefully that's not your case and it's an OE plug.
     
  18. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    15,342
    Likes Received:
    119
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Location:
    South Jersey
    This is one of the reasons I decided not to reuse my FoxLake ported PI heads and shelled out the cash for some Trickflows. I just don't want to worry about running 12-16psi and popping out a plug. If I was staying N/A I would have no worries of puking plugs though.
     
  19. Wichers123

    Wichers123 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Location:
    Covington, louisiana
    I have stock pi heads and I run 17psi daily and pull plugs often and have no problems. It's all about how tight the plug is installed.
     
  20. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

    Messages:
    7,489
    Likes Received:
    804
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Ky
    You just lucky!! But yea you're right. Reinstalling the plugs with strong arm gorilla brains destroys the threads