Proud new owner of a 2003 F 150 FX4
It has 78,000 miles on it and I was curious about replacing the spark plugs.....
Is it a big deal??
I bought new double platinums for it and all the new spark plug boots. The plugs arent the notorious 2 piece plugs that self destruct that I thought it would take. They look like normal spark plugs to me.
I was looking around online and am going to order a haynes manuel monday from work. It appears to be a straight forward process involving removing some shields, a couple of brackets and rotating some of the injector plug ins out of the way.
Anything I should be looking out for? I have a inch pound torque wrench and I am planning on never siezing the plugs like I normally do on all engines.
I replaced the plugs on my wifes Escape last summer where you have to remove the upper intake and got throught that allright...
Do these things have pcv valves that need to be replaced? I replaced the serpentine belt last week which is a lot more involved than my old 92 Inline 6 was to replace.
I'm also assuming the fuel filter is on the driver side rear towards the front of the tank? I might as well change that too while I am at it.
Anything else to change? The air filter is going to be replaced with a K&N. This is my 1st V8 truck I've ever owned and I've always liked the 97-2003 body style.