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TIME-SERT 5554 Z-Tech Ford Spark Plug Thread Repair

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Product #: Time Sert 5554 DLT


Your Price: $464.21


Free shipping and Free "Tips" included with this kit. During checkout just write "Tips" and we will email free tips on doing the job that we've compiled over the years. TIME-SERT 5554 Ford Spark Plug Thread Repair kit is similar to the 5553 but is for Z Tec engines found in some Ford Focus cars. The inserts are longer. Ford actually spells it Zetec. See the image below.

If working on a 4.6, 5.4 or 6.8 liter Ford engine use the 5553 or if you already have the 5554 the 51459 inserts can be purchased separately. If using a 5553 on the Z Tec engine just purchase the longer 51460 inserts.
This kit is not recommended for holes larger than .663" (16.8mm). See the Time Sert 5600 for holes up to .73". *The 51460 inserts are not in the 5600 kit.
 *It's recommended to use a video inspection camera like the Whistler 1269C to help insure metal is out of cylinder before installing the plug.
Check to make sure the valves are closed without removing the valve cover with the optional 389-4000 Leak Tester.

Time Sert 5553 Thread Insert Kit Includes 

Qty   Item 
1      55511 Wrench
1      55512 Reamer
1      55513 Tap
1      55514 Driver
1      55515 Setting tool
1      55516 hex key 1/8
1      55518 Triton Counterbore 
1      51487 hex key 3/16
1      6020 Sealer
5      51460 Inserts M14x1.25 (tapered seat) 24mm Long

See the Time Sert 5554 Printable pdf Instructions

Related Inserts - Products

51460 Inserts

5 Pack Replacement Inserts 51459

51457 Fully Threaded Taper Seat

Question: Will my fully threaded spark plugs (all the way up to the taper) work with the inserts that come in the kit which have threads only about 1/2 way?

Answer: Yes they will. If preferred, we also have fully threaded inserts (PN 51457) which have twice the number of threads for more holding power. *Note that partially threaded plugs will NOT install properly in the 51457 fully threaded insert so the inserts included in the kit have to be used. These inserts are still much stronger than the original aluminum threads. 

Time Sert 5553 Description Video

More questions answered in our video series below, like - Which is the best brand? How do you determine the valves are closed and why does it matter? 

Below is a video demonstrating how the Time Sert 5553 kits is used.

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