Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hamilton, OH
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Re: Spark Plug disintegrates and destroys engine at 85k
I had a similar issue with a Toyota Camry. My wife was driving it one day and it started making a terrible noise. She pulled over and called a tow truck to take it to the dealer. The dealer told her the head was shot. They said they were able to get the plug back in but would not guarantee how long it would hold. They wanted like $3K for the repair. My wife called me and I left work to go check it out myself. The plug seemed to be seated pretty well, so I drove it off the lot. I drove it a couple of weeks, then took it to a local auto repair shop (non dealer). They checked it all out and said the only thing that was needed was a tune up. I paid them for the tune up and drove the pee out of the car for a couple more years.
2005 Arizona Beige F350 XLT FX4 6.0 CC shortbed, 3.73 ls rear, 18" wheels, Tow Command. Additions: Vent Visors, bug guard, Fumoto Valve, Timbrens. Traded for...
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