Part 1
Customer States: JUST FIX IT. Old Ford Gets New Bearing. Pt1 https://youtu.be/Kbu0HY74T40
Part 2
Hydraulic Press: Customer States "Just fix It" Old Ford Pt2 https://youtu.be/PusZLURnTF0
Part 3
Oil leaking Everywhere! Don’t miss the little things! https://youtu.be/wi1ibZ6ca2I

50 thoughts on “Just a quick spark plug job. finishing up an escape. mechanical repair 4”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rudy Llamas says:

    Good work!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Mabie says:

    Any dielectric on the plugs?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars raphael bussy says:

    All the work for the back plugs, who design these motors. …… not mechanic I’m guessing!!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Conetta says:

    Ray this is my take on this job. Every engineer who has designed these v-6 engines should be given a pair of latex gloves and a fully equipped tool box. Then made to change all 6 plugs on the first vehicle that comes out of the salt water test. Then they can pick up their pay check!
    Nicely done Ray.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blxtothis says:

    Makes one yearn for those faraway, simpler times when changing a set of plugs was a 15 minute job tops.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwayne Madsen says:

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Allen says:

    Is there a monkey in your garage!?!?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Eslick says:

    This is the quietest you have been of all your videos. Were you having a bad day?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Leveling says:

    I am not a auto tech but I have done a lot of "Shadetree mechanic" stuff. It's been my experience that baking soda and water does the same thing as the liquid you are using to remove corrosion from battery cables. Comments welcomed. You are VERY GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Marks says:

    Your commentary to me is as interesting as the actual work…seems to be lacking in this video.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Henderson says:

    Tuneups should include a throttle body cleaning, unless you did it behind the scenes so kudos if u did. Have a good day 🤠 Also, I always gap new plugs to make sure they didn't get banged around when shipping. Good job.!!!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kurt B says:

    I think Santa brings Ray brake clean in his stockings 🤣

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Swift says:

    I like that battery grabber,

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Chemicals can leak into the battery through the post and the plastic battery box causing premature failure of the acid and the lead core plates.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Ploeser says:

    I see they still follow the "K.I.S.S." method? not, !!! Keep It Simple Stupid!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stu Padasol says:

    How hard could it be to change the plugs an Escape with a V-6? I've changed dozens of spark plugs. One look under the hood and I realized I've changed my last automobile spark plug. Thank God for knowledgeable mechanics!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fabio40 says:

    No such thing as a "quick" spark plug job on a V6 Ford Escape.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Collins says:

    Kind of quiet on this repair, what’s up?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars peesmkr says:

    Did you use the same intake gasket ?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Beauchemin says:

    I hate Motorcraft plugs!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eddie gregg says:

    you should have replace gasket and clean surface.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Jon says:

    Wish my battery was that easy to remove

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike LaBelle says:

    Never saw you tighten the plugs on the front?? Maybe this was edited out..

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Drew says:

    After cleaning you should use Holts No Corrode.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TommyG1814 says:

    You really get you use out of that 1/4 inch long neck ratchet, ,,,,great work.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Mefford says:

    The mustangs you have to put anti-sees on the plugs .

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kent Adams says:

    This is why it costs $600 for a tune up – disassemble entire top half of engine to replace 3 spark plugs

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John TeRupe says:

    Dude…..boiling hot water, followed by vaseline.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tam says:

    Use boiling water to clean battery terminal.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars reynaldo hernandez says:

    no torque spec on that intake manifold Rai??

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pete Laframboise says:

    love those escapes.. the 3.0s are solid but if it's the 4-speed auto… ohh boy..

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ScarabChris says:

    Jesus seriously all that to gain access to the back 3 plugs on a Ford FWD V6? Good Lord. Yeah no thanks. This is why I will drive my 2008 Escalade EXT 6.2 until it disintegrates under me. I will continue to lease my wife a new car every 3 years. Currently she is on her 3rd Buick Enclave (2021) and it is quite easy to change the oil. But since we trade them in every 3 years and they is always under warranty I will do nothing else. But I will say I have looked over the Buick V6 and it looks like an easy engine to work on. Only thing I really HATE is that shit where the engine shuts off when you stop at a red light. I HATE that shit!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jekyll & Hyde Garage says:

    WOW! Didnt blow out the spark plug recesses, before removing the plugs.
    No anti seize on the plug threads (dealerships even do that).
    Didnt clean the intake manifold mating surfaces.
    Didnt install a new intake seal.
    60 seconds to clean it all up, install a new seal and make sure it will not be a come back with a misfire.
    Exactly WHY I do all my own work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Hastings says:

    I’ll betcha the egr valve to upper intake o-ring is nice and dried out….

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Anderson says:

    Sure miss the days when you didn’t have to do a tear down just to change a few plugs.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1320Jay says:

    Very smooth Ray Ray. I like to use anti seize on my plugs.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Hudson says:

    Buy Walmart Brake Cleaner way cheaper ($2 vs $5) and you have to go through a lot.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom D says:

    i knew as soon as you lowered it and I saw aDuratec 30 it wasn't a "quick" change. Had that engine, $400-$500 job to change those because of all the stuff built on top of them

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars El Producto says:

    Ford H8ters, I got bad news for ya: I own a Lexus RX 300 and a Kia Sorento, and both have a V6 transverse mounted engines. Intakes gotta come off on the Kia to get the back bank. The Lexus didn’t have to take the intake out, but it sure was a contortionist act to snake the back bank plugs out. It is what it is. I also like to hit the plugs with compressed air before taking the plugs out. I also am always using the torque wrench to put it all back together.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arsinoe iv Lost Princess says:

    I watched a tutorial the other day from a Ford mechanic. Those 3.0's are good engines but the cam cap bolts farthest from the front loosen or break and take the engine out. He said if one is replacing valve cover gaskets to replace the set or at least check for looseness. Great videos. Why does the shop let you vid?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Kirkes says:

    Think that’s something. Try changing the alternator. Really a pain in the butt.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carsten Langbo says:

    The line of frustration.. Mechanics – engineers – designers and the people who says nay or yeah to the cost

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Hind says:

    No anti seize on the plug threads ?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars heyitschino says:

    Ray Ray you’re gaining subscribers fast!!

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glenn Chartrand says:

    Since spark plugs last about 100,000 miles now , I dont think manufacturers are real concerned about making it easy to replace them.

    So yeah, about once a decade you have to spend three hours doing what used to be a 30 minute job , but that beats the Hell out of replacing them twice a year.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bernie davidson says:

    I always enjoy your videos. Always thorough and a very fine technician. Thank you for the content and keep up the great work

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nkgagne says:

    Hey hey whoa! Negative first!

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Specht says:

    Thanks Ray. You really are a very good mechanic, I wish you worked near me.