Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat > rust on the spark plugs

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: rust on the spark plugs Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-21-2013 06:54 PM
amc49 If using the angle seat plugs they don't even need 9 ft.lbs., they tighten up as they stay in motor........I don't think I get near 1/4 turn on mine, closer to 1/8 thinking although never really checked it. Just thinking off the top of my head.............
01-21-2013 04:33 PM
Magus2727 Spark plugs, don't you usually hand tighten and the do a 1/4 turn? That's how I have always done it. A lot of large TQ wrenches don't work well that low. Usually they start at 20lbs. I just looked on AutoZones site. They have 3 listed. 1/2 drive starts at 30ft/lbs, and a 3/8's starting at 20ft-lbs. So if you got either of these you most likely over torqued it because the tool was not rated to be able to tq that low.
01-21-2013 03:01 PM
drakoo went to service today...CEL was on.
they found #1 spark plug broke...

i bought a few days ago from autozone, a torque wrench and i used'it for the plugs...9ft-lbs. I think i'm gonna return'it to the store.

thanks all for your help.
case closed
01-20-2013 11:18 PM
amc49 The factory plug tunnel cover part of the wires does not totally seal water out, only the bulk of it, I've seen some wires with small notch for venting I guess, that small hole leaks water in even if wire fitted properly. Washing motor would do it.
01-20-2013 07:15 PM
drakoo yes mam

all of them are just a little heavy of 0.05"
01-20-2013 06:40 PM
Elizabeth
Quote:
Originally Posted by drakoo View Post
@jetrinka

everything is how is supposed to be. i will double check the connections. (i used dilectric grease on contacts and anti-seize on threads)

i didn't run the car at all...just a few seconds. Maybe tomorrow, after a few couple of miles to work will work better?

is there an gas additive or some kind of fuel mixture that i can use to clean the cylinders?

Did you check the spark plug 'gap?? it has to be a certain size.
01-20-2013 06:39 PM
jetrinka If it was just a few seconds of running, the roughness was probably just due to the water that was in the plug holes just dripping down into the cylinders. If everything is exactly as it was (as far as the installation being correct) I would bet that if you started it up and let it run, within 10-15 seconds it would be running smoothly again.

This happens to me at work sometimes. If there is oil in the spark plug tubes and I am doing a tuneup, I will clean out the tubes with carb cleaner with the plugs out and this liquid gets into the cylinders. It is hard starting at first but once its started give it some gas to blow everything out and it runs well again. (granted I also recommend replacing the VC gasket if there are oil in the tubes... lol)

I wouldn't worry about any kind of additive. You'll be just fine.
01-20-2013 06:21 PM
drakoo @jetrinka

everything is how is supposed to be. i will double check the connections. (i used dilectric grease on contacts and anti-seize on threads)

i didn't run the car at all...just a few seconds. Maybe tomorrow, after a few couple of miles to work will work better?

is there an gas additive or some kind of fuel mixture that i can use to clean the cylinders?
01-20-2013 06:12 PM
jetrinka Ensure that the spark plugs are tight and that the connections of the wires are also tight. When pushing the wire onto the spark plug and the coil you should feel a light snap as they snap into place.

And did you route the wires exactly like the old ones were? Are you certain you have the correct wire going to the correct spark plug?

I seriously doubt that any damage was done by a little bit of tiny debris getting into the cylinders. It would get blown out in a matter of seconds of running.
01-20-2013 06:07 PM
drakoo
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetrinka View Post
Do you have the habit of washing off the top of the engine?
yes


@magus2727
this is why i replaced the wires. the seal was broken and water was dripping inside. the interior part of the wires was full with rust.
the hiccups just appeared after i replaced the wires and spark plugs.
before that, even with water all around them, it was running good.
now, after replacement, and after some dirt and rust came inside the engine, is having hiccups
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.