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Old 10-17-2012, 11:06 AM
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It's getting here Monday.

Btw, the estimate for the time-sert repair came in around $175, although I'm providing the tool.
All 8 cylinders?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by cliffyk View Post
I have been using a torque-limiting socket since last year:



It clicks over quite reliably at 14.5 lb-ft making plug installation as snap (no pun intended). FWIW, as it is a torque tool I do not use it to remove the plugs--though the vendor claimed it could be used for that.

Its mechanism and accuracy would not likely be harmed by using it to remove the plugs, it's just not in my nature...
What brand and where did you get that socket? Do you think thats deep enough for the 4v plug wells?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by uberstang1 View Post
What brand and where did you get that socket? Do you think thats deep enough for the 4v plug wells?
It's a standard 3/8" drive socket, so it will work with any extension--having had to fish sockets out of plug wells more than once over the year I secure it to the extension with electrical tape.

I got it from Norwalk Tools ($21.95), however if you buy it through their eBay account they offer free shipping. They were cool and refunded the shipping charges when I brought this to their attention.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:41 AM
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While talking about spark plug tools I thought I'd share this. A tool I have come to rely on, for removing torn/stuck boots, and stuck plug sockets, etc. from plug wells is a pair of fish hook removal pliers:



Get the Baker brand in stainless if you can, best there is and made in the USA to boot. I have had mine for at least 30 years.

Most sporting goods store will have them...
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:25 PM
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All 8 cylinders?
Just cylinder #7. But they'll be removing and replacing the other spark plugs to ensure they're not damaged (for an additional $50)
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:27 PM
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Shop estimate:

Time-sert repair to cylinders (at least the #7 cylinder) - $225
Rear pinion seal replacement - $250
Coolant flush - $160
Brake fluid flush - $110
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cliffyk View Post
Have you got the bore scope yet? I am hoping those bits of molten metal on the plug are from the plug bore, not the piston...
Looking at the picture, I believe that's just rain droplets.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:21 PM
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Some decent cars at the shop when I stopped by today, lol:

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Originally Posted by Syracuse315 View Post
Looking at the picture, I believe that's just rain droplets.
Look like bit of sprayed metal to me:

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Where on the plug are you looking?
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