Spark plug threads sheared off


phild313
06-06-2010, 10:26 PM
When I was replacing one of my spark plugs I over-torqued it and the spark plug threads sheared off and are stuck in the engine cylinder. Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can remove the spark plug threads without taking the engine apart? Thanks.

DoctorCrobe
06-22-2010, 06:50 AM
There is no sure way to remove all the pieces of metal after they drop inside the cylinder... even if you use a magnet to pull what you can out, you'd be taking a big risk of damage to that cylinder when it's cranked over.. you may need to pull the top end apart to make sure it's clean of any metal so you don't cause any damage...

93gmcjimmy
09-16-2010, 12:52 PM
I would agree, you need to take the head off. Then again it also depends on your means. You can go to home depot and buy a snake camera with a light and inspect the inside of the chamber with it. Or just take and fill it with really thick oil and sell it fast.:iceslolan

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