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Old 01-11-2011, 08:12 PM
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Glow Plug replacement

I am sure that there is a thread about this somewhere on this site, but right now I am too irritated to look.

I was doing a glow plug replacement on my truck, 97 F350 7.3, and one of the plugs the elements is stuck in the the glow plug hole. I am not not sure what the next step to getting it out would be, but thats why I am here. I tried getting it out with some needle nose pliers but its stuck. What can I try next?

Also, there was a little bit of oil that leaked into the glow plug hole on a couple of other ones, is that bad, real bad, or ok?
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:22 PM
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do a search in the tech thread for glow plug, I just did mine & tried REALLY hard to NOT do that......

anyway,.....here's a for u
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:25 PM
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did the element (hot end) break off? If the end is swollen up and to big to come up threw the hole, then your gonna have to remove the head.
As far as th eoil into the cylinder...depends on your idea of alittle bit.... a small amount not gonna hurt anything. If your worried, unplug the UHVC harnesses, with the GPs out, spin the motor over... it'll push the oill out. Doubtfull that much oil leaked in though.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:46 PM
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As far as the oil, maybe a tea spoon amount went into the cylinders. It is the element part that is stuck in the head. None of the other plugs were swelled up or had carbon on them, not sure whats going on with this one.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:00 PM
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Glow plug removal
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:04 PM
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a teaspoon between all cylinders... wouldnt worry about it.
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