Broken Glow Plug - Picture Attached HELP !!! Thank you
Evening, Have a 96 F250 7.3L with about 250,000 miles on it that after driving it to Chicago this past Christmas wouldn't start when cold. After advising with a few shops I was told that I should replace all the glow plugs along with the relay while I was at it. All was going great until I came to the last plug. The top portion came out but left the bottom half along with a small portion stuck in the hole. I am guessing that due to carbon build up it is why it is stuck? I am still able to grab the portion sticking up but VERY NERVOUS that if I continue to play with it that I may either damage the hole or drop the stuck plug into the engine. Any advise on how to proceed would be a great help. Is there any magic trick to pull out the portion that is still in the engine... any special anti-carbon spray, or tool to remove this? If I do have to take it to a shop what should I expect to pay ? Ya'll all are great, thank you for taking a little of your time to help guide me.
Attached is a picture of what happen and circled in red to the portion that is sticking out.