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  • Engine modifications V3

    I had a bear of a time getting the engine plugs out. Here is what I have.

    The plugs are 5/16 square head, they can be removed with a 5/16 8 point socket.
    Here are some part numbers:

    Proto: 4710S Socket 1/4'' Drive 5/16'' 8 Point

    Snap On: Socket, Double Square, 5/16", 8-Point Stock #: TM410

    Craftsman: 5/16 in. Easy-to-Read Socket, 8 pt. STD, 3/8 in. drive Sears item# 00945791000 Mfr. model# 45791

    These are special order items. Since I had already damaged my drivers side plug too much to be removed I had to try with vicegrips until the head was rounded enough to fit a #2 extractor over the head. The extractor bit down quick and the plug came right out.

    Not a big deal to me, but someone with less background in removing parts from well seasoned engines (to be read old rust buckets) may have a difficult time.

  • #2
    Thats good info...thanks!

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    • #3
      good info. I guess I got lucky with mine, because a few minutes sitting with some PB Blaster on them, a 5/16 open end wrench did the job.
      -Drew
      V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
      2014 6.7L - smells nice

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      • #4
        the hardest one by far was the drivers side rear. That was the last one I did, after awhile, I had to collect my thoughts and say, I will get this done. and presto, it came out. LOL
        Elvia the HandyMan
        2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
        V3 March 2008

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Elvia View Post
          the hardest one by far was the drivers side rear. That was the last one I did, after awhile, I had to collect my thoughts and say, I will get this done. and presto, it came out. LOL
          Sometimes the machine just needs to know:

          A: You are determined to complete the job.

          B: You are not afraid to disassemble.

          C: The sound of grinding metal is something you find pleasant.


          Yes I have been known to talk to an engine while working on it, sometimes with a German accent while explaining I am not unfamiliar with the use of torches and power tools.

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          • #6
            I guess I found it easier than most people..... I gathered the engine parts in a bag along with Jason (it was a big bag) threw the bag into the engine bay and slammed the hood shut. I then said ALA KAZAAM opened the hood and it was done! J/K It still takes me about 45 mins to an hour to do the engine part of the install.

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            • #7
              Tacit_k I wish I had had that list when my husband and son were working on my truck. It took them three days to do that part and I was so glad I was gone on a trip. All the hollering and cussing was all over by the time I got home.

              Jeff did cut a wrench off so it had a little 2 inch handle though and that special tool did the trick.

              Tanya

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tanya View Post
                Tacit_k I wish I had had that list when my husband and son were working on my truck. It took them three days to do that part and I was so glad I was gone on a trip. All the hollering and cussing was all over by the time I got home.

                Jeff did cut a wrench off so it had a little 2 inch handle though and that special tool did the trick.

                Tanya
                Yes, I pinched some skin on my palm with the vice grips gave me one heck of a blood blister. Fortunately my wife has small hands and is good with a wrench. (just don't say anything to make her mad when she is holding one)

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                • #9
                  2 words PB BLASTER.
                  00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
                  Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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                  • #10
                    2 words PB BLASTER
                    I fully believe this is 100% the reason my little 4" long standard wrench worked on the first try.

                    Instructions: spray with PB Blaster, drink a beer to give PB Blaster a little time to work, easily remove plug from head, drink another beer to celebrate
                    -Drew
                    V3'd 2000 Excursion - gone but not forgotten
                    2014 6.7L - smells nice

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                    • #11
                      A product called Kroil in an orange can will make ya throw the beloved PB Blaster away. The stuff is just freakin' amazing. I got it from Tacoma Screw in the NW on recommendation from a friend. Claims to penetrate to one millionth of an inch, whatever it just runs circles around Blaster and I've used that stuff my whole life!
                      2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                      2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
                      veggiegarage.com authorized installer

                      RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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                      • #12
                        3" BODY LIFT!!!!

                        It will solve all of your problems.


                        Look at all that room!!! hehe.
                        Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                        • #13
                          Hey Guys, What is this part of the install that your talking about & what is PB Blaster & the other can of stuff?
                          I waiting for my kit so don't know all thats involved in the install yet.
                          F350 Super Duty Dually Lariat LE 4x4 owner the other side of the pond. AFE Induction. Stacks. Hypertech. V3. Rebuilt 4R100 with valve body & TC upgrade, 2x Trans coolers.

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                          • #14
                            PB Blaster is basically a penetrating oil that will allow you to loosen all of the nuts and bolts on your truck easier. Soak them for at least 1 day before hand, but daily squirts for a week or so prior to the install will loosen everything up.

                            PB Blaster is a better WD-40.

                            Kroil, I've never used, but Jason is a pretty smart dude... so I'd buy that if Icould find it.


                            You're going to want to spray the plugs in the heads first and foremost. These are going to be your biggest obstacles for the entire install. If you can't get these out, you're in trouble. You can find the install documentation here on the site, reference it while your kit is in the mail and just address all of the stuff you can before you get the kit.
                            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                            • #15
                              If you go to the install section you'll see where you will need holes in firewall and bed,this will save you time if its already done at install.Prep up a "project box for switches.Got you filtration system built yet?If not lots of smarts in this forum.Good luck and don't befraid to ask Questions...............greasy
                              2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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