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Hardest plug job ever... by evowake
Started on: 08-20-2013 06:00 PM
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Last post by: evowake on 08-21-2013 03:24 PM
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Report this Post08-20-2013 06:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for evowakeClick Here to Email evowakeSend a Private Message to evowakeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thought you might all enjoy this! I've never seen a plug casing shear like this... let alone twice.


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Report this Post08-20-2013 06:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JohnWPBClick Here to visit JohnWPB's HomePageSend a Private Message to JohnWPBEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
WoW! What a nightmare! How did you ever getting those 2 out? I see the threads "removed" from the center one, and still in tact on the left one. I bet one thing, it is running smoother now, Looking at the gap on the left one, I have to wonder if it was able to fire with a stick coil.
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I feel your pain -------
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Report this Post08-20-2013 10:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfieroClick Here to Email mrfieroSend a Private Message to mrfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just changed out the plugs in my freshly acquired '88 GT and they looked just like that! None of mine broke (thankfully!), but all were pretty rusty and well worn. Runs better with fresh plugs in her.
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Report this Post08-20-2013 11:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CowsPatootClick Here to visit CowsPatoot's HomePageSend a Private Message to CowsPatootEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm guessing the broken ones were cylinders 2 and 4...because those are the hardest to access. Question is....were the plugs in the rear bank the same kind of plugs? Or was this another case where a PO replaced the rear ones, then lost his nerve before doing the front?
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Report this Post08-20-2013 11:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nitroheadz28Send a Private Message to nitroheadz28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You guys are troopers

With my limited tools/ resources I probably would've given up, I shudder thinking about it!
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Report this Post08-21-2013 02:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
it happened to me as well...
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Report this Post08-21-2013 04:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for steve308Send a Private Message to steve308Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The plug that broke on mine was dead center hard against the fire wall - last turn of the easy out broke it loose. There was no sign of anti-seize on the plugs!

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Report this Post08-21-2013 10:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for KitskaboodleClick Here to Email KitskaboodleSend a Private Message to KitskaboodleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Geez, I think rust was the only thing holding those plugs together.
I feel like I need a tetanus shot just from looking at those things.
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Report this Post08-21-2013 12:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Mine usually break the ceramic off too if they are going to break from being stuck. Wow I've seen rusty cars in the woods for 40 years with better looking plugs than those.
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Report this Post08-21-2013 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for evowakeClick Here to Email evowakeSend a Private Message to evowakeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looks like a common hurdle for us!

The crappy threads on the middle one are from me grabbing it with channel locks to twist it off of the ez-out!

all 6 plugs were the same. The car only has 36k miles on it, so they were as original as can be. Don't have the car back together yet, but after it's ready i'll have replaced:

plugs, wires, cap, rotor, ign. coil, egr valve, shift/select cables, tires, shocks, and struts. It's going to be a WHOLE new car

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