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Old 05-19-2008, 06:23 PM
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Stuck Glow Plug

7 out of 8 glow plugs came out clean. I was able to un-screw the problem plug but its stuck in the hole. It has some play in it (it appears to wiggle a little with the vise grips on) but it wont pull out. I've tried carb cleaner, turning the engine over, and pulling on it but it won't come out. When i start the engine up it sound fine and there doesn't seem to be any oil/fuel coming out of the around the stuck plug. Please Help

Ps. Ive am also unable to get the plug treaded back in, its just kind of stuck half in/half out
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:25 PM
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It's kinda wedged in there b/c of the piston location in the motor governing the position of the valves.

Take a 24 mm socket and put it on the crank nut and turn the motor over about 2 turns (with the ratchet, not turn the whole motor over twice). By doing this it will move the pushrod/rocker arm out of the way and you can remove the glowplug like you did the other 7.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:28 PM
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but if i've turned the engine over with the starter won't i have accomplished the same thing? and its still stuck
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:33 PM
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Turn it over slower and try it.

If all else fails you can remove the rocker arm and push rod.

You'll have to bring that piston to BDC in order to reinstall the pushrod and rocker arm though and I can tell you how to do that.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:38 PM
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thanks for the response. Ive lost daylight here so, I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks again for the quick response
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