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Old 08-23-2005
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You can pull the head on these in a couple hours with a good set of metric sockets. The hardest part is the exhaust manifold usually.
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Actually, just by looking at it, the hardest part is probably getting all the other crap under the hood out of the way to get to the head! :)
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forget that, you know what a shop does if they get stuff down there? the turn the eninge over to blow it out. im not gonna waste my time and money to have the head pulled. turn it over a couple times and it works for me. if the engine goes because of it so be it. 134k on an engine do you really think its worth the time to pull the head just to get that stuff out? i dont...

now if you had a engine with only 40k and this happened then ya it would be worth the extra hassle to pull the head and make sure all that gets out.

Its really not that hard.
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Drilling the plug sounds bad. The center of a sparkplug is ceramic, and it'll just break all the way to the plug tip.

Is "PB" like penetrating oil?


You can also try freezing the plug with Dry Ice. It might make the hole expand while the plug shrinks. (Safety equipt like tongs, gloves, googles, etc. is mandatory, or you can get bad burns).

Anyways, on a 93, you can improve access to the plug by removing the exhaust manifold.

You could try cross-drilling the plug.

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I wouldn't try any vice grips.

Go get the extractor socket from Sears for SnapOn or whatever, that was recommended earlier. They're not cheap but they have spirally wound teeth inside that bite in tighter as you turn. With all the soaking and time that has passed, you should be able to get it out with one. We use them at work sometimes on old equipment and they are pretty amazing.
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hmm two months, I'd hope he figured it out by now
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Old 10-20-2005
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next time ya change plugs, use a little anti-sieze on the treads to elimiate this problem...
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hmm two months, I'd hope he figured it out by now
Ha ha! Andy, this is not the first time I've been "suckered" into an old post I hadn't read previously. I seldom check the original date on the thread -- got fooled again!
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