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TIME-SERT 4412E-681 Extended M14x1.25 Spark Plug Kit 16.8mm Taper Inserts

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TIME SERT 4412E First Time Spark Plug Thread Repair Kit M14x1.25 millimeter standard length. Comes with long wrench and short wrench which allows for access down spark plug wells with the longer one, or the shorter wrench when there's less clearance around the hole. The inserts included are the 44186 Taper Seat M14x1.25 used on most domestic vehicles. This kit is considered "Over the fender" you DO NOT have to remove the head. Metal shavings in cylinder may damage the engine - see instructions and video for more information. Time Sert is recommended by leading automobile manufacturers. Thread sealer is required for all taper seat inserts and is included. The CAL389-4000 may be purchased separately to help determine the valves are closed before proceeding.
Time Sert 4412E Kit Includes the Following

  Wrench, two pieces consists of tool that engages seat cutter and "T" handle. PN 44192

  Step-Tap PN 44191-E

  Insert Driver PN 44194E

  Seat Cutter PN 44193E

  Inserts 44186 qty 5

  Time Sert Thread Locker

pdficon-small.png Printable Instructions for Time-Sert 4412E


Question: Are these tools warrantied against breakage? I broke the seat cutter, why would it have broken?

Answer: Time Sert tools are designed and manufactured in the USA and are very good quality; however they do not come with a replacement warranty due to the nature of the tools. As with any type drill bits and taps, the industry standard is "no warranty" due to the tooling being considered consumable. Also, breaking can occur if the tools are dropped or used improperly. The break in the image above most likely was caused by the wrench not being placed down fully into the top of the seat cutter. See the gap? This is NOT fully engaged.


The top part of the recess in the seat cutter is thin, however when fully engaged the wrench is placed into the thickest strongest part of the slotted area. See below.


 When the wrench is in place properly and engaged fully there will be no space showing. The wrench is fully in the slot. See the image below.
Question: I have a broken seat cutter, but it's broken on the other end. The cutting blade broke. What caused the problem?
Answer: A broken cutting blade on the seat cutter is most likely caused by the tap not being in the correct depth. For other's doing this job, pay special attention to step number two in the instructions, keeping the tap's cutting edges 1/4" below the surface and this will not be an issue. pdficon-small.png Printable Instructions for Time-Sert 4412E
Notice that, if the tap (which also acts as a guide for the seat cutter) is not down far enough, the cutting blades may catch the top threads of the tap and cause breakage.
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Insert 44186 is for Ford 3.0L engines (and more) with 3/4 reach TAPER SEAT spark plugs. 

Insert 44187 is for Ford some 2.0L and many 5.0 engines with 24mm reach TAPER SEAT spark plugs. Ford 2018-2021 Mustangs and 2015-2021 F150 use the M12x1.25 24mm length. See kit number 4212H if working on a Ford with M12 spark plugs.  

Insert 44111 is for Ford 1.3L, 1.8L and 3.9L engines with 3/4 reach WASHER SEAT spark plugs. (Also fits other makes that meet these specifications)

Mouse over the images above for a more detailed view of the kit components. Also notice our bulk discount prices on TIME-SERT replacement inserts for thread repair kits. Need more information on TIME-SERT thread repair kits? Visit our auto repair blog section on thread repair kits for tips, advice and all your thread repair questions answered. Just comment and we will be quick to respond.

See the pdficon-small.png TIME-SERT products pdf for more information on thread repair kits and inserts. Some are listed for certain applications on cars, trucks and motorcycles. The pdf is a partial application list so feel free to email or call if we can assist with your particular need. We also accept inquiries regarding our daily TIME-SERT specials. Remember TIME-SERT is recommended by leading car manufacturers like the General Motors Corporation. In fact TIME-SERT is GM's only authorized repair for head bolt threads.

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    Time sert 4412E-681

    Posted by Isaac on 21st Mar 2024

    Tool worked flawlessly on a 2014 ford escape 1.6L ecoboost with 2 cylinders stripped out sparkplug threads… I did additionally purchase the 24mm repair serts for this particular application.

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