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Author Topic: Seized spark plugs  (Read 3089 times)

Offline strett1972

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Seized spark plugs
« on: June 08, 2013, 12:56:26 PM »
I have been offered another mk2 v6 ghia with an intermittent misfire , it's been to a garage and its no4 cylinder that's at fault but two of the plugs will not budge! All this information has come from the seller I have not looked into this myself as I'm just testing the water before I make an offer.... Any solutions on how to remove them? I'm  guessing it was an expensive fix for them not to get it done!

Offline Mirez

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 10:39:08 PM »
You need to clarify if the plug is seized to the cylinder or the coil pack to the plug... Former, just get a giant breaker bar on it and it should budge. Latter, you dont have much to grip and they've been known to split :(

How much and what spec?
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline strett1972

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 05:17:11 PM »
2000 ghia full spec except no dvd or sat nav 137000 miles 11month mot 500.00, the coil pack is free just some of the plugs seized

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 05:27:26 PM »
Also its in very good condition

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 10:27:46 PM »
It's worth a punt at 500 as you'll get that back easily - go for it!
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline strett1972

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 05:06:46 PM »
Done the deal ! all but one plug removed but i have a solution for that coil packs ordered. Looking at either tuning and chipping engine or gas conversion also got sports suspension kit with -40mm springs to put on it then looking for some nice rims. ;D

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 05:53:29 PM »
They don't chip that well tbh - no n/a engines do!

Take photo's along the way and good luck with it!
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 08:57:55 PM »
All plugs out with the aid of a little warmth. Now the strip down begins!!

Offline xavier

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 10:54:09 PM »
did you heat the head with a torch?

Offline strett1972

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Re: Seized spark plugs
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 03:07:45 PM »
No ran the engine up on idle for a fair while then used a buzz gun!!

 

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