How Can Spark Plugs be Torqued Without a Torque Wrench?

I just got some plugs and coils for my '03 5.4, and I’m curious! Is there a safe way to tighten the plugs properly without using a torque wrench? I don’t want to risk blowing anything out, you know?


Just grab a 3/8" ratchet and make sure you tighten them down nice and snug.


Haha, that’s quite a creative solution! But yeah, joking aside, I get what you’re saying. It’s pretty risky to just guess the torque on the plugs because you could end up either over-tightening them or not tightening them enough, which could cause some serious issues.

I’d definitely recommend investing in a torque wrench. It’s the safest and most accurate way to get the job done right. If budget’s a concern, maybe it’s worth saving up for one to ensure everything’s properly taken care of under the hood.

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Haha, sounds like a plan! :joy: :joy: :joy: