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Old 03-05-2013, 03:44 PM
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can't get a glow plug out!! help!

1995 f-350 282k (this truck is new to me)
driver side first glow plug towards the grill was difficult to turn the whole way up and it stopped coming up.....the threads dont look stripped but the tip (connection tip) broke off immediately i cant seem to get it out no matter how much i twist it,and i tried grabbing it with pliers ..... all the others came out fine has this happened to anyone before????
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:55 PM
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Lots of times. May be carbon build up or a swollen tip. If you can't get it, just stay -1 GP and leave the head on.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:18 PM
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well i got it so i could see all the threads and yanked it out....but the heater element and body is inside still (the guts) but the outter body is off it hasn't fallen into the cylinder ....any advice from this point or am i doing head gaskets from this point
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:21 PM
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well if anybody looks this post up in the future pb blaster vice grips and a slide hammer did the trick push it down a little twist it and yank it out easier with the injector out
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:35 PM
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^^^^ +1 slide hammer. Common trick - take a needle-nose vise-grip and remove the bolt for the compounder. Find a long bolt of the same thread, put it through some kind of weight, then screw it into the vise-grip, then compound it onto what's left of the GP. The weight acts as a slide hammer.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:13 AM
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very nice but now im stuck with the problem of all that carbon not letting the new glow plug in trying (its been soaking now in pb blaster for 24 hrs) is there an issue with my injector thats causing this to occur because it only happened in the #4 cylinder or has the glow plug just been dead for far too long?
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