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post #1 of 11 Old 11-15-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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powerstorke glow plug stuck

The stem of the glow plug is stuck in the passenger side head and was wondering if there is any way of getting it out without taking the head off? If there is no other way can I leave it in there and drive it? Will oil blow by the stem into the cylinder or diesel into the head?
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That plug has to come out. Without the threads seating it; you run the risk of the plug being thrown out at high velocity; and modding your valve cover in a way you would probably rather not. Also turns your truck into a milkshake machine (contaminated oil.) You could try soaking the plug leftovers with PB or WD40; grab the end sticking out with a pair of vice grip pliers, and gently prying with a long prybar against a protected surface. Barring that, the probe has probably swollen and you will have to remove the head to get it off.

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I am confused, if there are no threads cant you use a magnet or is there some bigger picture that I am not seeing!

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I am confused, if there are no threads cant you use a magnet or is there some bigger picture that I am not seeing!
sometime it will swell up and hold its self in the hole.. I would pull and twist like hell with vice grips.



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MAN thats the first for me, use needle nose pliers

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I think I remember reading somewhere that you can throw a heavy rug over the motor to catch the plug when you fire it up and let compresion do it for you. Remember I said I think I heard this works.

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Thanks to all of you for your input. I was able to remove it by welding a slide hammer to the end of my vise grips.



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Thanks to all of you for your input. I was able to remove it by welding a slide hammer to the end of my vise grips.



that was about one of the smartest things but makes alot of sense!!!
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Thanks to all of you for your input. I was able to remove it by welding a slide hammer to the end of my vise grips.

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Glad to see you got it out. Removing the head is no fun

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