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Old 01-01-2010, 08:07 PM
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spark plugs seized

yay for me.. i was going to do the valve clearances today and bam 3 out of the 4 plugs are hella seized in there.. i pulled the one it looks fine but its a bosch 4 point electrode! wtf man.. anyways what are the odds of me wrenching on the bitch to the point it breaks?.. i did spray some penetrating lubricant and i am letting it sit for a while
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Re: spark plugs seized

I found mine come out alot easier when the engine is warm/hot. Also, have you tried using a cheater bar on the end of the socket wrench?

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Re: spark plugs seized

do NOT use a cheater bar, you will break them for sure. if they won't budge with a 3/4 socket wrench you need to soak them until they will move. PB Blaster is the best penetrating liquid to use. soak them over night and then soak them again in the morning. work the plug back and forth until it stops moving and then soak again. you will get them out if you are patient.

don't do it when the engine is warm, it will be more difficult to get them out. metal expands when it's warm/hot.
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do NOT use a cheater bar, you will break them for sure. if they won't budge with a 3/4 socket wrench you need to soak them until they will move. PB Blaster is the best penetrating liquid to use. soak them over night and then soak them again in the morning. work the plug back and forth until it stops moving and then soak again. you will get them out if you are patient.

don't do it when the engine is warm, it will be more difficult to get them out. metal expands when it's warm/hot.
+1 I made that mistake and believe me...it was a PITA and I had to carefully clean out every small tiny crap out of the hole so nothing will drop into the block and eff up anything. take your time taking it out.
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Re: spark plugs seized

got em out! soaked them in liquid wrench over night and voila! get em out just fine! thank god
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