TIME-SERT 5553 Spark Plug Thread Repair Kit
- 5553 DLT
- In Stock
- 4.90 LBS
- Calculated at Checkout
Call for application assistance. Free shipping and Free tips. During checkout just write "Tips" and we will email free tips on doing the job that we've compiled over the years. 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.
Check to make sure the valves are closed without removing the valve cover with the optional 389-4000 Leak Tester.
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)
Case Steel or plastic depending upon supply.
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.
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 TIME-SERT products pdf page 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.
I called to inquire about the different options and sizing on the Timesert sets and WiseAutoTools was extremely helpful on the phone to ensure I got what I needed. The kits are great quality and allowed me to perform the job successfully on the first try and make a quality repair where a previous repair with subpar parts and tools was attempted. Thank you and I will certainly look to WiseAutoTools in the future for tools when I need them! From Wise: Thanks Jesse! Dennis
It was a pretty simple process and everything has been working good since repair.
This Time-Sert 5553 kit allowed me to make a "better than new" repair of a spark plug blowout on my 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis 4.6L. I took my time and spent about a half-day on the project. Next time I'll be able to complete the repair much faster. My only regret is that I separately ordered the Calvan CV 389-4000 Leak Tester instead of taking advantage of the offer where it came free with the 5553 kit.
Amazing product, works as advertised and company is very helpful and knowledgeable! Very satisfied with this life saver! WiseAutoTools.com - Thanks Will. Dennis
1.5 hours start to finished threads with no drama. Highly recommended for a permanent thread repair.
This kit worked fine, fixed the problem that the Heli Coil couldn't.
Had no idea this was a problem until mine blew and a googled the problem. Guess I'm the most recent member in the Ford spark plug blow out club. At least the Time Sert fix took care of it.
This kit was great and will recommend to all.
Used a cheap Heli Coil that failed. The 5553 Time Sert kit worked perfectly. Fixed my threads with confidence this time. Great tool kit easy to use.
Very nice tool. Used on Ford 2001 4.6. Recommended my friend to buy the Time Sert for the Caddy North Star head bolts, that also worked great.