About HeliCoils – Pros and Cons

HeliCoil at Ace HardwareThe Ace helpful hardware man will sell you HeliCoil kits to fix most damaged threads that homeowner’s may encounter. Nothing surprising about that. After all, Helicoils are the most popular, well known brand for fixing damaged threads. Below, you’ll find 10 things that your friendly neighborhood Ace Hardware man won’t tell you, especially when it comes to automotive applications…. because he simply doesn’t know.

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Lisle LIS 65000 Deep Hole Aluminum Head M14x1.25 Spark Plug Hole Repair Kit

65000I think for the most part (if possible) we like to do our own auto repairs. Today, saving time and money is very important.  Having the proper tools for the easy jobs can  make life a little easier and definitely less stressful. That’s why I want to tell you about the Lisle LIS65000 Deep Hole Spark Plug Repair Kit.  Most of us are keeping our vehicles longer and regular preventive maintenance keeps us on the road.

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Ford Spark Plug Tools

Calvan Spark Plug Tool


Fords have more problems with spark plugs than any other car manufacturer. If Ford spark plugs aren’t blowing out they are breaking out when being removed. Typically the vehicles that have had problems with the spark plugs ejecting themselves at random times while driving down the road was from around 1996 to around 2003. Some 2004’s with 3 valve engines to around 2008 have a problem of not coming out in one piece. Breaking when being removed. Calvan (Horizon Tools) is an American tool company that uses some globally sourced parts in their kits, but the company itself is. The picture above is of a Calvan Ford spark plug removal tool which is a specialty tool that removes the spark plugs in 3V engines. Continue reading Ford Spark Plug Tools