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Glow Plug Melt Down

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I decided to change the Glows on my 95 F 350. All was going good until I came across the one that the last mechanic broke and left. Explains my excessive crankcase pressure. But her is the problem the plug seems to be fuse into the head. I have used vise grips twisted it but will not move. I figure my only option is to pull the head. Any Ideas or Advise?

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Had that happen on a friends 97 it took lots of wiggling with vise grips spraying penatrating oil down helps a little bit. It took about 20 min of wiggling to get it out but it finally broke loose. Last time he changed them it was the same plug but was a little easier to get out Last one up by fire wall driver side some reason it gets lots of carbon build up on that one.
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Soak it down really good with pb blaster or something like that. They make an adapter for a slide hammer to hook to vice grips. Clamp on and gently use the slide hammer to break it free. I have done this a couple of times, but if the piece you are grabbing breaks off, your gonna have to pull the head, Good luck

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Thanks for all the Help! Got that bad boy out of there. Was not looking forward to pulling the head.

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What did you end up doing to gt it out, your info might help somebody in the future?

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Glow Plug Removal

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This is how I removed my frozen glow plug thanks to a lot of help people her on Powerstoke offer me. First it was the second glow plug from the firewall on the drivers side. Taking the suggestions of soaking it in blaster's I also added a few squirts of Brake cleaner. Then as another member recomended to clamp it with a pair of needle nose vise grips and tap it down. Like he said worst off you pull the head, ( that was my plan). Squirted the two fluids in let it soak for a few beers, put on the vise grips, few taps with the hammer down and that bad boy broke free. Just had to wiggle it a bit and it came right out. Man that puppy was burnt. I am sure with a new plug my preformace will be better ( no oil in turbo) an will start a heck of lot better on 8 glows. All I can say to all you great Powerstokers is "You all Rock"!!!! Thanks a bunch and stop by for a brew

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