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Thanks for the suggestion, I just didn't know if there was something special about them. Yeah, my dealership wants $150.00 for them and he would have to order them in. My truck is a 2001, but it only has 50K miles on it. I bought it in 2009, and have only put a few thousand miles on it myself. But the plug wires are still 13 years old, and one was rubbing on the exhaust manifold and would intermittently short out. So I decided it was time to replace them. Spark plugs only have 50K on them so they may still be good, I'll have to pull one and take a look. I bought a travel trailer last November, so the wife and I are starting to put some miles on the truck now. I replaced the battery this last trip too.
I saw those at Summit Racing, and I measured my stock ones, they're 7.5mm. So do I understand correctly that you're saying that 8.2mm won't fit in the plastic loom cover? Dang, a whole mm is less than .040"!!! Must be a tight fit. I'm not sure how attached I am to that loom cover...
I think those are standard plugs in there.... (not entirely sure on that....) I would definitely pull a couple, and have a look.
I have read a few threads that were horror stories about removing spark plugs from this engine. Sounds like they rust in place, the one I looked at tonight had rust on it. I was trying to see the brand and model of plug, guess I'll have to pull it to see what I'm up against. Are there good suggestions about pulling these plugs? Should I like spray WD-40 on them the night before, or what?