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07-21-2005, 11:36 AM
Any easy ways without taking the head off????

:violin owned:

seems the last mechanic never heard of this stuff called anti-sieze... if I have to I guess I could jb weld the bitch back together and see if it works..

07-21-2005, 11:43 AM
sorry... the only way is to remove the heads

07-21-2005, 12:12 PM
:doh: :banghead:

07-21-2005, 12:22 PM
Wow I've never seen that happen before .

07-21-2005, 12:30 PM
easy out

07-21-2005, 01:13 PM
Front or rear head? On the front head, you've probably got some options. Probably going to have to pull the head though. I had a broken exhaust manifold stud on the front and it required the head to come off, you couldn't get any kind of tool in there and lined up right to pull it out. Tough luck man.

07-21-2005, 02:02 PM
It's not on the grand am, it's the fiero.. I posted over there, they say it's quite common for the spark plug body to rust away and do what happened to me, but the threads won't sieze in the head (iron) .. they all say PB blast and an EZ out, I gotta go find this ezout thing and try it out - thanks fellas

07-21-2005, 02:55 PM
Let the PB blaster work over night at least. Depending on the wall thickness of the rest of the spark plug you may want to be careful with that easy out too, they tend to stretch threads with thin walls - and be very very VERY careful you don't break the easy out, if you do, you'll be REALLY screwed - literally.

07-21-2005, 10:32 PM
Its been said.. a right-angle drill would be pretty useful here as well. Good luck to you man.

07-22-2005, 03:28 PM
yea easy outs saved my ass 100s of times now heh

07-23-2005, 01:00 PM
got it !

used black and decker screw extractor #5 from home depot. the sears ones weren't grabbing too well and I couldn't find an ezout brand extractor. no space to get a T handle in there either, had to use a wrench and a socket extension. PB blasted a couple of times over 2 days as well

07-23-2005, 01:03 PM
why you still got a stock motor anyways

07-23-2005, 02:12 PM
The EZ out threads look crude compared to the Black & Decker tool you used.

Glad to hear you got it out.

07-24-2005, 12:28 PM
The EZ out threads look crude compared to the Black & Decker tool you used.
I was thinking the same thing, that black and decker doesn't look like it would distort nearly as much, might have to invest in a set myself :D

btw, sears brand machining tools pretty much suck, thier drill bits aren't that great and thier taps cut like a one that's already beyond worn out even when they are new - maybe ok for cleaning existing threads but def not for cutting new.

08-09-2005, 06:30 PM
i did the same thing, took bout 3 hrs and a right angle it w/o pb somehow....needed healer coil but runs fine now...