Commander 4WD V8-4.7L VIN N (2006)
Spark Plug: Description and Operation
Resistor type spark plugs are used on all engines.
Sixteen spark plugs (2 per cylinder) are used with 5.7L engines.
To prevent possible pre-ignition and/or mechanical engine damage, the correct type/heat range/number spark plug must be used.
Always use the recommended torque when tightening spark plugs. This is especially true when plugs are equipped with tapered seats. Incorrect torque
can distort the spark plug and change plug gap. It can also pull the plug threads and do possible damage to both the spark plug and the cylinder head.
Remove the spark plugs and examine them for burned electrodes and fouled, cracked or broken porcelain insulators. Keep plugs arranged in the order in
which they were removed from the engine. A single plug displaying an abnormal condition indicates that a problem exists in the corresponding cylinder.
Replace spark plugs at the intervals recommended in the Lubrication and Maintenance section.
Spark plugs that have low mileage may be cleaned and reused if not otherwise defective, carbon or oil fouled. Also refer to Spark Plug Conditions.
CAUTION: Never use a motorized wire wheel brush to clean the spark plugs. Metallic deposits will remain on the spark plug insulator and will cause