So one of my plugs broke off in the head.... - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 362
So one of my plugs broke off in the head....

Its a clean break, is there any way of getting this out short of pulling the head?
Oh and here's what i found in the end of my socket:

MikeRWK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 11:51 AM
PostWhore
 
joshbea6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 45
Posts: 1,601
Send a message via AIM to joshbea6
Sounds like it's time to pull the head. Cause there is still part of the plug in there as well. Time for a drill and an easyout.

1997 LX Sport 4.6L 2.73 , MODS=SCT tuned/J-Mod/Trans Cooler/Dyno max Cat-Back/NgkPlugs/Mac cold air/March UD's/FRPP aluminumcarrier3.73's(spare for strip use)/ PI cams + PI intake manifold w/adapter plate/ Mark VIII Convertor/80mm L-Maf/70mm TB/ Mark VIII 1 piece shaft/Cobra R' wheels/ Kumhos 235/60/16 - White leather w/ blue cloth seats - white face gauges in 95 cluster
joshbea6 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 362
drill wont fit in there, also i started the car and the porcelin shot out.
MikeRWK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 12:23 PM
PostWhore
 
AEDM8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Central MN
Age: 38
Posts: 1,702
Pull the head. No other way to go about it.

Slap on a set of ported heads while you are at it. Damage gives you an excuse to upgrade.

Some supercharged cars blow.......Others just pick up and move.
AEDM8 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 12:52 PM
Xan
2nd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 81
Were you using a sparkplug socket? what brand of plug as that.
I agree with the other guys you gotta pull the head. But its not that hard on these cars. btw starting the car was a bad idea, i hope you din't damage a piston.
Xan is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 362
motorcraft plug, was using a mastercraft sparkplug socket, and the porcelin shot out and didnt go in the motor.
MikeRWK is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 01:26 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
rbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Houston Clear Lake
Posts: 7,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeRWK View Post
drill wont fit in there, also i started the car and the porcelin shot out.
Sorry but that is funny. Stories you'll tell the kids one day.

Pull the head. Not a problem. It's an expensive plug change but you'll have an easy time getting it out from the inside.
rbrown is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 362
im going to get some easy outs tomorrow, and then make an adapter so my shopvac hose will fit in the hole
MikeRWK is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 02:29 PM
PostWhore
 
joshbea6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 45
Posts: 1,601
Send a message via AIM to joshbea6
I seriously would pull the head. As for the porcelain shooting out, that may be good, but you have to remember that there could be particles that are still trapped in the combustion chamber.

The ONLY way to be safe about this is to pull the head, do the work OFF the engine, then put the head back on.

If you do this work while the head is still on the car, you will run the risk of metal shavings being put into the combustion chamber, and then cylinder wall scoring from the shavings, and then things can go bad from there.

Do yourself a favor. Don't half a$$ the job. Do it right, and then you don't have to worry about it down the road.

1997 LX Sport 4.6L 2.73 , MODS=SCT tuned/J-Mod/Trans Cooler/Dyno max Cat-Back/NgkPlugs/Mac cold air/March UD's/FRPP aluminumcarrier3.73's(spare for strip use)/ PI cams + PI intake manifold w/adapter plate/ Mark VIII Convertor/80mm L-Maf/70mm TB/ Mark VIII 1 piece shaft/Cobra R' wheels/ Kumhos 235/60/16 - White leather w/ blue cloth seats - white face gauges in 95 cluster
joshbea6 is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 05:57 PM
PostWhore
 
thewishkah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Brooklyn NY
Age: 35
Posts: 1,731
Send a message via AIM to thewishkah
hey while your at it you can do the HG's lol, sorry not funny but I would not want to ruin my motor by taking chances. UNLESSSS your looking for a V8 upgrade once this one dies., in which case pour some water in that hole while your at it lol jk.
thewishkah is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 09:26 PM
PostWhore
 
CobraRThunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Beavercreek Ohio
Age: 37
Posts: 1,779
Send a message via AIM to CobraRThunder
Heat the head with a oxy/sed torch. Tap one of these in, (easy out)

and back it out. no need to remove the head at all. Just be sure you fish out the porcelain before you tap the easy out in. Heat is the key as well, but dont tap it in and then heat the head, you will ruin the easy out. TRUST ME, it works. I do it every week at work. pretty common problem when you're a mechanic.

4R70W From DirtyDog
VORTECH BLOWN w/3.12" Reichard ultra-grip pulley
TEA Stage2 PI Heads, 9.5:1 manley slugs/manley H-beams, cobra crank, VTStage3 blower cams, Trick Flow track heat intake, FMIC TR1245 intercooler, ART Dual 2.5" exhaust/Stainless/no cats, KOOKS coated headers, 4.10 w/ Auburn Pro, aluminum 8.8 housing, Dynotech driveshaft, Koni's, Eibach Springs, Baer 13" big brake kit. cobra rear brake/hub conversion, VMP Slot Blowthru setup, #60 Inj. 75mm TB,
615 rwhp/500 torque 15.5psi best of [email protected] still needs tuning.
CarDomain http://www.cardomain.com/ride/426794
CobraRThunder is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 11:42 PM
PostWhore
 
ClintD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Parlin, New Jersey
Age: 45
Posts: 1,369
Garage
I just had this same thing happen to me today. I just got a set of GT40 heads from the J/Y and when I tried to remove the last plug it broke right off.

I socked it in PB blast, hammered in a extractor, put a small bolt through and welded it all with no luck.

What I finally had to do was dremel down the barrel of the remaining plug, tap in a large screwdriver and twist it out (With a big sigh of relief).

I've come into this world with nothing and still manage to have some of it left.

ASE Master Technician and Advanced Level Specialist.
It's not what I know, It's knowing what I don't know.

1994 Thunderbird, 4.6 V8, PI heads, SVO Blower, 8# pulley, 2.5 duel exhaust, 4R70W, MarkVIII converter, Mark VIII differential, Trac-Loc, 3.73 gears, H&R 1.5 lowering springs, bilstien rear shocks and SC front struts.
ClintD is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 04:16 PM
PostWhore
 
loudpipessavelives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Warren/Youngstown Ohio
Age: 37
Posts: 1,100
Send a message via AIM to loudpipessavelives
I am guessing it was on the passenger side???

Here's a little tip, if you have any enemies, save that porcelain, and maybe if you ever see this hated person around toss it at there window.....

93 Bird/ Trick Flow 5.0-- awaiting some fresh paint
99 Marquis on 20's (daily)
01 Mustang Cobra with bolt on's-- 22k miles, might be for sale soon

http://www.cardomain.com/id/CDogg93
loudpipessavelives is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome