March 31, 2004i need help, my #1 spark plug broke. the part that is like a nut came off(i broke it) - DUH. anyway, i was wondering if anybody has any ideas on getting it out of the hole.
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April 1, 2004Not sure if this is what you need, but maybe it will help, check out this link
April 2, 2004no not to much. the spark plug is still in the head. i need to remove it and its just spinning. nut part broke. thanks anyway
April 2, 2004Who methods have you already tried?
April 2, 2004well try the light socket method....you know when you break a light bulb in the ceiling, use half a potato to screw it out. sounds kinda silly to use for a broken spark plug, but its essiantly the same thing and just might work oh BTW, might want to make sure you get all the potato away from the hole b4 you put a new one in (DUH!) but just a friendly reminder! let me know if it works so i can feel like a genius, haha
and for anyone wondering, i'm actually really serious about using this method
April 3, 2004my problem is the porcelainis still attached to the plug. i cant get anything down around the plug to get a grip on the metal part. any other suggestions....help
April 3, 2004Ok..
First, How were you able to break the plug? Was it so tight in the head that the spark plug gave out before it came loose?
I may have a solution but need to know the above first.
I'm imagining your plug to look like this,
April 3, 2004yes i'de imagine that it does but its still in the head.only thing thats different is the nut part came off.
April 3, 2004Ok, heres what you do.
Get some good penetrating oil and hit the threads of the plug, then..
Disable the ignition or fuel system so the truck won't start.. and crank the engine.. the cylinder pressure should pop the porcelin piece out, giving you a hollow shell of the lower plug..
You will need to go to the auto parts store, home center, whichever and get a large enough EZ-out to fit into the shell, take another plug with you for reference, make surey ou can fit it into a ratchet extension somehow and gently tap it in with a hammer, not too hard as you don't want to harm your threads since the heads are aluminum. Just enough to get it to bite, and then with steady, even pressure work on backing it out..
Hopefully that does it, if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, take it to a professional..
Here's a visual aid, should you need it..
Best of luck
April 3, 2004it looks like it might work, thanks. i'll try that tomorrow morning and let you know.my buddy is coming over to give me a hand.thanks agian
April 3, 2004DANG....i never knew plugs could break like that. learn something new all the time.