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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!

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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?
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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!
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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!
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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!!

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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?

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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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