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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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So I decided to change my spark plugs today and I got the old ones out and put the new ones in and I went to torque the first one and the plug broke. The threads are stuck in the head and the whole plug plug came over and I can see all the way through the hole. What do I do?


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I'm not near it right now. I can get one tho.


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So the bolt part is not assessable so you can back it out?


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I would suggest a screw extractor if you can find one that is big enough, but make sure no metal pieces fall in the engine
or maybe 'J.B.WELD' the plug back in the threaded part and unscrew it...good luck

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Took a second look, now I see. There is a tool that spreads out, opposite of an adjustable wrench. Maybe try that. Its possible you might have to drill it out but that would mean metal shavings in the engine.


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Well luckily that piston almost right up against the hole so the scrap metal won't be hard to remove.


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What's the name of that tool? I found a tool that goes on the outside that screws on the opposite way.


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I'd try removing it first, otherwise get a drill bit just smaller than the thread and start drilling. Another problem I just thought about is that you will need to use oil on the bit. Safe bet to just do an oil change after. I had a similar problem with a different bolt and i broke 3 bits, yours should be soft metal though.


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