Ford Engines "Dropping Like Flies" Spark Plug Blow-Outs. Sorry to say that I own one of these engines the only problem is that I actually like the truck, but I can't afford to be down that long of time. Check it out for yourself. 1) Type in ford spits spark plug, then go to consumer affairs. Read the results that are happening. 2) Call your local dealership and ask them. The response that I got was the salespeople no nothing about it, but when I came into the service area they said oh another spark plug blown. 3) call Ford customer service @ 1-800-392-3673 ask them. They do not know anything about it and when you ask to speak to a customer service supervisor it will take 24 hrs to get back to you but it rarely happens. 4) Check it out make your own decision but read that article Ford Engines "Dropping Like Flies". Don't believe that the problem was solved in 2000 I have a 2002 Ford F 150 that I need to get rid of because I can not afford to be down that long of time GRASS KEEPS GROWING.