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Old 04-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #3151
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Bummer about the plug threads. How something so simple can cause such a major amount of work (and associated headache - ouch)


If all else fails, put some LS3 heads on your Jeep...


I'll send it to NRE. LOL
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #3152
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So what kind of shop do I go to to remove the plug threads?

They can't bore the hole because it's already only about 3/32 away from the exhaust valve seal.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #3153
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A quality machine shop can get those out.... Maybe.

Anti seize on the new plugs
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #3154
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:55 AM   #3155
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So PQ2, would you let PQ1 work on your car, or even your lawn mower?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:06 AM   #3156
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So PQ2, would you let PQ1 work on your car, or even your lawn mower?
I wouldn't let that turd put the chain back on my Huffy bike.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #3157
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Yeah, might loose a(nother) finger or poke his eye out. And then the chain would become inexplicable, permanently, stuck, out of round. But ymmv.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:43 AM   #3158
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I wouldn't let that turd put the chain back on my Huffy bike.
Oh Lord... next IRPQ will be back..
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:45 AM   #3159
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Oh Lord... next IRPQ will be back..
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #3160
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Oh Lord... next IRPQ will be back..
Oh, I cannot stand that guy!
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #3161
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OMG.............. I forgot bout Da' Orange Hose..............

So how is your............... er.................. Jasons, Corvette?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #3162
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Did you mean Camaro?

Oh, that Jason I will have to check on him.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:02 PM   #3163
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Did you mean Camaro?

Oh, that Jason I will have to check on him.
I'll be checking on him tonight at Coaches... headed there in a few
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:28 PM   #3164
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Well. I got it done. What a major pain.

Replaced head gasket and radiator.

Chains jumped time when I released the tensioner because the valves were pushing up on the cam making it super resistant in one direction so I had to redo all of the timing but was no big deal. Runs like a top.

Now I'm not good at remembering stuff so I bagged and tagged all of the bolts as they came off. Went back together down to every bolt.

I had to put a big sign on the engine last night because AFTER I put the manifold, fuel rails and valve cover on waiting the timing cover gasket and the radiator to be available for pick up today I went back over it all in my mind and after the timing gears, chain guides, chain tensioners and all I forgot to torque the cam bolt.

So I did that this morning and then put it all back together.

But it's finally done and so I can install my noweeds now.

Here are some pics of my cheating. LOL

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #3165
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Side note. It looks like the spark plug breaking was a blessing in disguise. When I drained the oil the first 2 QUARTS or so was pure water.

Had blown the head gasket in that cylinder. Which is probably why the spark plug got corroded the way it did.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #3166
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very nice...
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #3167
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Well Done and the best part is no bleeding fingers video!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #3168
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Well. I got it done. What a major pain.

Replaced head gasket and radiator.

Chains jumped time when I released the tensioner because the valves were pushing up on the cam making it super resistant in one direction so I had to redo all of the timing but was no big deal. Runs like a top.

Now I'm not good at remembering stuff so I bagged and tagged all of the bolts as they came off. Went back together down to every bolt.

I had to put a big sign on the engine last night because AFTER I put the manifold, fuel rails and valve cover on waiting the timing cover gasket and the radiator to be available for pick up today I went back over it all in my mind and after the timing gears, chain guides, chain tensioners and all I forgot to torque the cam bolt.

So I did that this morning and then put it all back together.

But it's finally done and so I can install my noweeds now.

Here are some pics of my cheating. LOL

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Bro, I haven't posted in here in a little while, but uhm.... That's not a Camaro....
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:54 PM   #3169
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very nice...
Saved over a grand too.

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Well Done and the best part is no bleeding fingers video!
No video. But the bleeding was there. My hands look like they were glass fighting. LOL
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Bro, I haven't posted in here in a little while, but uhm.... That's not a Camaro....
Our Jeep Liberty.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:00 PM   #3170
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Our Jeep Liberty.
Wow,I was thinking like an older Volvo or Beemer....

<<<<< is headed back to remedial car identification class starting tomorrow...
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Our Jeep Liberty.
"I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" John Adams

I can almost hear PQ get rid of the &^*%$% Liberty before it kills me?
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #3172
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"I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" John Adams

I can almost hear PQ get rid of the &^*%$% Liberty before it kills me?


While I hate the engine design, I was actually pretty happy with how the inside looked for having such miles over ten years. We've taken pretty good care of the inside.

I could use some engine bay cleanliness lessons though.

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Wow,I was thinking like an older Volvo or Beemer....

<<<<< is headed back to remedial car identification class starting tomorrow...
I suck at that.

BTW, overhead cams suck.

Just sayin'.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #3173
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Randy- Newer Mustangs are famous for breaking off plugs in the head.....There is a tool that is made specifically for getting plugs out of aluminum heads.

The reason I know is my mechanic friend Matt had a guy bring his Mustang by just to get the plug out. They didn't put anti-seize on their plugs and 5 broke while he was changing all of them. I'll see if I can find out what the tool is called.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #3174
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Randy- Newer Mustangs are famous for breaking off plugs in the head.....There is a tool that is made specifically for getting plugs out of aluminum heads.

The reason I know is my mechanic friend Matt had a guy bring his Mustang by just to get the plug out. They didn't put anti-seize on their plugs and 5 broke while he was changing all of them. I'll see if I can find out what the tool is called.
I've seen that on YouTube. But I think they are a different type of plug. The guy that took the broken threads out of mine said there is no way these were coming out without cutting them out. And the corrosion was bad enough to ruin the threads on the head.

He's not a mechanic but seemed pretty smart.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:21 AM   #3175
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Well at least you got it fixed...makes me aware of aluminum heads and plugs.
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