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Old 06-15-2014, 02:03 AM   #841
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I can't even get a socket over it. That's the problem. Tried all different sizes: standard, metric , with/wo the rubber bushing. Nothing will grab it. It not rounded over either
Sounds like you have some grime around the plug. Soak it again, use something to break up the grime(long scewdriver/ thin chisel). Just make sure you blow that stuff out. Don't want it falling into the chamber.

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Old 06-15-2014, 03:27 AM   #842
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I can't even get a socket over it. That's the problem. Tried all different sizes: standard, metric , with/wo the rubber bushing. Nothing will grab it. It not rounded over either
Seen this before. The fix, -you take a piece of copper pipe, idunno, about a 12" long and cut teeth into one end of it. Cut through the crap around the plug. Easy to do, -works every time!
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IBD has the right idea. Long thin driver. Work it around the plug and blow the debris out with air. I had a similar issue on a 98 4.6. Trash had wedged itself around the plug in the tube. It will take a little time and some elbow grease working it around. But you can clear enough away for the socket to grab the plug. Good luck man.
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I've tried all these things, even the copper tube method. Nothing. Plug well is now clean but can't get on it. Looks good to me atleast
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:30 PM   #845
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Really?
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:32 PM   #846
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Hard to tell, but that looks like it might be clean enough?
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Looks like the plug has a nick or two on it. Try using a deep well 16mm
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Huh, - have you tapped an extension to a 5/8 DW...real good; then line it up the best you can , -give it a few taps w/hammer ??

The plug looks good like you said.
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Looks like the plug has a nick or two on it. Try using a deep well 16mm
Yea, I noticed that as well. - Maybe it needs a little help getting on lol.

Plug looks good tho...
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Wait a second.. - The plug chamber is off. - Heads screwed up.. - See the offset?
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