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Old 09-24-2007, 01:34 PM
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Glow plug problem

I'm beginning to feel that this problem is major. I have 7 of the 8 glow plugs removed and when I got to the 8th, ... problems. It was tough getting out and all I got out was the top portion, housing and inside rod of the plug. What remains is the probe or the lower section (maybe a 1 1/2" long) stuck in the glow plug port. Apparently the probe portion either belled or become oval. What can I do to remove this last small piece before I hve to remove the cylinder head?

Do you think that by spraying some sort of penatrating oil down the hole, let it sit a while, then just crank the engine some, that the compression might shoot the remaining piece up and out?

I'm sure this problem has happened to others or some have heard about this happening before. Pleae can somebody give me some advice or tell me what my options are, or next step.

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Old 09-24-2007, 01:47 PM
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I would be scared to crank it. Removing the head will probably be the safer way. I have never had that problem, so maybe someone else will be able to give you some pointers.

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If you decide to soak it , make sure you do something to keep it from falling in if it comes loose...
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