Calvan 38900 Review – 2002 Ford 6.8 Liter V10

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Ford sparkplug blowoutHello Dennis, Good morning.

Hope you’ve had a great summer so far. Quick update for you.  I took on the project to install sleeves on all the spark plugs on my V-10 F-250.  I had originally installed two sleeves (of lesser quality) and found out that the previous owners had also done another one (of lesser quality also).  In all, three spark plugs had blown out of this engine before I decided to replace them all.  I ordered your Calvan 38900 Ford spark plug thread repair kit and four extra sleeves (inserts) and started working on my truck the last week.

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Ford 2001 F250 RF1L2e Spark Plug Thread Repair

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F250 Sparkplug blowout problem
DennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: Here’s a common question we get when it comes to Ford spark plug blowouts and which kit to use on 2001 and up Ford RF-1L2E Romeo style heads. Because of the extra step material the spark plug may sit up a little higher if a counterbore is not used. Then there’s the issue with parts store kit like the Helocoil Save-A-Thread kit that commonly fail making the hole bigger, which requires an oversize repair kit. We deal with this all the time. The heads can be saved in most cases if done properly with a good quality kit like the ones we sell.

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Calvan 38900 Videos – Ford Spark Plug Thread Repair

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Calvan 38900 Romeo

DennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: We’ve compiled some of the Calvan 38900 spark plug thread repair videos here. Some are from WiseAutoTools.com which is our second website. We’ve been selling spark plug thread repairs since 2005. Calvan 38900 is the 2V kit which is used on many 4.6, 5.4 and 6.8 Liter engines made by Ford. The common spark plug blowout issue has been around quite awhile and surprisingly the issue still persists. Ford starting using the 3V engines in 2004 on some models. The 3V engine uses an M16x1.5 spark plug that doesn’t have the same blowout issue as the previous M14x1.25 spark plugs used in the 2V engines. The 3V spark plugs have a breaking issue when removing. The threads can be damaged though which could indirectly cause a blowout issue if the threads are damaged when changing the plugs. What people don’t realize is that Ford still used the 2V engines that have the common spark plug blowout problem after 2004 in some models. One surprising fact is that the 2V engine was used in the E150 with a 4.6 from 1997 all the way through 2014! See our Calvan 38900 product listing for a full list of vehicles that uses the 2V engine.

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TIME-SERT 2200 FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions

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Time Sert 2200 DLTDennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: Toyota Camry Toyota Rav4 and Highlanders with the 2.4 four cylinder engine has a very common problem with blown head gaskets due to the aluminum threads in the block failing for the head bolts. The middle three in the back of the head are usually the weak point. However, we recommend installing all 10 inserts to strengthen the threads so that it will be less likely to have a repeat problem. Most of the work is getting the head off, so why not spend a little more time to upgrade all the threads? Below are some of our most common questions when it comes to doing this type of repair. Read on for more information or continue to the TIME-SERT 2200 product listing. Read the rest…

Sata Paint Spray Gun – RP and HVLP Differences?

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SATADennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: In this quick article we cover a recent question one of our customer’s had about the SATAJet paint spray guns regarding the difference between “RP” and “HVLP”. Image to the left is a SATA Limited edition CHOPPER series! Read on to learn the differences or visit our SATA Spray gun’s page now for the latest deals.  Read the rest…

H&S Autoshot 9850 – Aluminum and Steel Dent Repair Station

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H&S Autoshot 9850DennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: Car manufacturers are using much more aluminum in vehicles today reducing over-all weight to increase fuel mileage. One example is Ford and it’s new trucks having an aluminum cab to reduce vehicle weight by hundreds of pounds. We’ve seen it for years in engine components with aluminum heads, blocks and intakes etc. Suspension and steering components are used a lot too. But, now more body panels are aluminum. With aluminum body panels new tooling is needed to handle these repairs. But what if one dent repair station can handle both steel and aluminum? What if the station could also be used for paint on and paint off? If you own or work in a body shop, I think you’re going to like the H&S Autoshot 9850. Read on or go on over to our product listing for current pricing and a video showing all the ways the H&S Autoshot UNI-9850 can be used as you own personal profit center!

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Head Bolt Thread Repair – Time Sert 11125 VS Helicoil 5543-11

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Time Sert 11125 KitDennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: Head bolt thread repair kits for repairing headbolt threads in the cylinder block are covered by a master automotive technician. Advantages of using Time Sert 11125 over the Helicoil 5543-11. Both kits are for M11x1.25 head bolts which are commonly found in Subaru and Nissan (and Infiniti) engines. Which is better? What causes failure of the threads? These questions and more answered below. Also see the video discussing differences in Helicoil VS Time Sert. Click the following current pricing on the Time Sert 11125. For over-size see Time Sert 11125BS. See below for more information.

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ATD-5401 Spark Plug Insert for 5400 Kit

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ATD-5401 Best Price

DennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: We sell the ATD5401 at a great price. It’s a replacement spark plug insert that is installed using the ATD-5400 spark plug thread repair kit typically used on Ford 4.6, 5.4 and 6.8 liter engines with 2 valves per cylinder. The ATD5401 replacement spark plug insert is a stainless alloy steel insert that lasts the lifetime of an engine when repairing a spark plug hole from a spark plug blowout. See current pricing on the ATD-5401.

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7 Things Every Car Owner Should Know – To Save Money

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Engine BayDennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: It’s a fact that everyone likes to save money. Sometimes it’s hard to know the right way to save money on your car. For instance, delaying certain things can save money for awhile but may end up costing more in the long run. It’s important to consider how long you’re planning on keeping a car too, when doing certain repairs. Delaying some repairs may also cause the car to be less safe or not as dependable. In this short article I’ll cover seven things that new car owners need to know to save money on their car.

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Calvan 38900 Replacement Spark Plug Insert 389-100

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Calvan 389-100 InsertDennisB DenLorsTools.com © Summary: More than great pricing on the 38900 kit and replacement insert pn 389-100. We’ve been selling the 38900 Ford spark plug thread repair kit since 2005. The image of the 389-100 insert was our original pic that has been used by many websites after carefully cropping out our web address (see below). One thing that the other websites cannot duplicate is our experience when it comes to spark plug thread repairs kits and repairs.

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