Stocked in Ontario so no import fees and no sales tax. Faster shipping times compared to shipping from the states! During checkout just write "Tips" and we will email free tips on doing the job that we've compiled over the years. Also for 4.6, 5.4 and 6.8 SOHC. The TIME-SERT 5553 spark plug thread repair kit is made in the USA. This is an over the fender thread repair which does NOT require removal of the cylinder to repair the spark plug threads caused by the common Ford spark plug blowout problem. The Time Sert 5553 is a Big Sert Kit. Being a Big Sert kit, means that it's an "over size" with larger outside diameter inserts than a standard size which accepts the original spark plug.
Questions? We have answers. See our FAQ's sparkplug thread repair article's for more information. Ford Spark Plug Blow Outs-Solved and Ford Sparkplug Blowouts - FAQ's. Need help deciding which kit is best for your application? Call us and talk to an experienced Master Tech at 800-734-8665 x251 or use our contact form, please include details like make, model, engine size and if there was a previous repair. If there was, tell us what type or brand of repair it was.
This kit is not recommended for holes larger than .663" (16.8mm). See the Time Sert 5600 for holes up to .73". Or if you already have the 5553 kit and would like the add on kit that works with the 5553 to install the triple oversized insert see the Time Sert 5588.
The 5553 thread repair kit is used for repairing failed spark plug threads over the fender. This kit was originally designed for the Ford Escort, that shows how long this kit has been around. Now the 5553 thread repair kit is primarily used on Ford 4.6 and 5.4 engines Triton and InTech DOHC's. The kit is also used on many other applications that use a tapered Metric 14 x 1.25 spark plug. The drill bit also called a reamer, is a step design that perfectly cuts a centered hole every-time even in hard to reach areas. Because of the unique stepped design there's no need for a line up adapter for multiple applications. The tap is also a stepped design that will guide straight in without and adapter like some competing brands require.
Time Sert 5553 Thread Repair Kit Includes
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 6010 Driver Oil
1 6020 Loctite Sealer
5 51459 Triton Big-Sert Inserts M14x1.25 (tapered seat) Bulk discount prices available.
See the TIME-SERT 5553 Thread Repair Kit Instructions pdf.
*Note fully threaded spark plugs require a different insert in addition to this kit. The 51457 is the most popular fully threaded one which is 16.8mm long with a taper seat (requires 51484A to be used on setting tool). They are sold separately.
The Time Sert 5553 works on many Ford engines, since many use the M14x1.25 taper seat spark plug. Also because of the method that Time Sert uses to align the reamer, which is stepped tooling that works the same on any spark plug hole. It doesn't require a special line up adapter. It is the first choice for Triton engines which are 2 Valve. It also works on any M14x1.25mm spark plug hole. Here's a partial application list of Ford engines; 1.6, 1.9, 2.0, 2.3, 2.5, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 4.0, 4.2, 4.6, 5.4, 5.8 and 6.8 that have TAPERED seat M14x1.25 spark plugs.