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Old 04-22-2011, 12:06 PM
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broken glow plug... HELP PLEASE

Hi guys, I've been trying to search this problem, but not finding the same problem that I have. I was removing the glow plug and it snapped, leaving all the threads in the hole, then tried using an easy out, it seemed to start moving but then snapped that, now I have both stuck in the glow plug hole and no way to get them out. Is there any way to do this without removing the head? I really can't do the head removal myself, and can't afford to put that much into this truck.

thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:26 PM
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If the threads are still in there most likely gonna have to pull the head. Its not that bad of a job, just need a good hoist/cherry picker. If there is something you can still grip on the glow plug, might wanna try using PB blaster or something along those lines, let it sit over night and try again. I have even heard of oven cleaner being used as well to break up possible carbon around the glow plug. Better off doing it right that trashing a motor.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:33 PM
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is it possible to pull the head without pulling the motor? I have an engine hoist, but it looks like the cowl /heater area on the pass. side is in the way of getting to half the head bolds.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:11 PM
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Im pretty sure you can pull it without pulling the motor. Its tight but can be done. One of the recent issues of diesel power they pulled the heads off with out pulling the motor.
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I have two GP in my truck bad. One is fused to the head and the other has the bottom swelled enough it is stuck. I had to unplug both of them because of the dead short issue. I was told it was gonna cost me $2500 to fix it right. I may try this myself this summer. Still would like more information on the tear down procedure my self.
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