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    Does anybody know where I can rent a Time-sert tool (#5553) to repair a blown out spark plug on my 2003 F150? The inserts themselves are just a few bucks, but to buy the tool is hundreds of dollars! Oof! I'm in the Salt Lake City area (Bountiful). I appreciate it!

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    Re: Timesert Tool Rental?

    Originally posted by utkatana View Post
    Does anybody know where I can rent a Time-sert tool (#5553) to repair a blown out spark plug on my 2003 F150? The inserts themselves are just a few bucks, but to buy the tool is hundreds of dollars! Oof! I'm in the Salt Lake City area (Bountiful). I appreciate it!
    Try some of the F150 online forums. Also, some of the guys buy a kit, use it, and then resell the kit on eBay to some else that needs it. I don't currently see any 5553's for sale used on eBay though. New goes for about $390 on eBay and Amazon.

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      Re: Timesert Tool Rental?

      Thanks for the suggestions, snewman. I've done quite a bit of looking online lately. I'm hoping that someone here in Utah may have this tool available for rent or knows where I can get this fixed inexpensively.

      I've heard that Time-sert is the way to go. Is there another company that makes a similar insert? Helicoils are out, as there have been way too many instances of them just blowing out a few thousand miles further down the road.

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        Re: Timesert Tool Rental?

        Originally posted by utkatana View Post
        Thanks for the suggestions, snewman. I've done quite a bit of looking online lately. I'm hoping that someone here in Utah may have this tool available for rent or knows where I can get this fixed inexpensively.

        I've heard that Time-sert is the way to go. Is there another company that makes a similar insert? Helicoils are out, as there have been way too many instances of them just blowing out a few thousand miles further down the road.
        I've also heard that Time-sert is the best but Ford recommends lock-in-stitch: http://www.locknstitch.com/sparkpluginserts.htm. There are many tool companies that make their own version of the spark plug hole repair kits....

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