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Old 04-20-2017, 03:21 PM   #131
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Buy one of those cheapie endoscope cameras off ebay or amazon to check in the cylinder when done.

I have been reading this and can't imagine dealing with that. And the #7 plug is a pain. These things never seem to happen on the #1, 2, 5 or 6 plugs.
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Gotcha. I have just the thing.

Bought a pair of 3' long drill bits for a random task around the house.
Stupid things are not cut all the way up, just the first 4", so guess what, once you drill in 8" it jams up because there's nowhere for the wood chunks to exit.

Prolly not intended for drilling into solid materials...
But thru wall studs and headers
Where most you encounter is about 3.5" when doubled
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Buy one of those cheapie endoscope cameras off ebay or amazon to check in the cylinder when done.

I have been reading this and can't imagine dealing with that. And the #7 plug is a pain. These things never seem to happen on the #1, 2, 5 or 6 plugs.

Yep, it's that damned EGR pipe I am thinking. It prevents a proper alignment for the lazy, and the plug ends up stripped going in.

When this is all said and done, I will have learned a TON - the rear diff is my next job, no problems yet but by looking at the condition of it, this was probably not properly cared for either.
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Yep, it's that damned EGR pipe I am thinking. It prevents a proper alignment for the lazy, and the plug ends up stripped going in.

When this is all said and done, I will have learned a TON - the rear diff is my next job, no problems yet but by looking at the condition of it, this was probably not properly cared for either.
That's one reason why a scrap section of 3/8 air hose is used to run them in. So they go in straight. I use a piece to run all the plugs in with these trucks. Too easy to cross the first two threads up in the chamber if you don't. If they go in on an angle, they'll usually straighten up by the third thread. But the first two are hurt, -promotes blow-out problems.

Yea these trucks have diff problems if you ignore them too long, - good, sounds like you have that covered.
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Last night I broke a 1/2" shank 8pt 10mm socket trying to turn the EOut

Soaked in PB overnight

This sonofabetch won't budge. At this point I may have to drill and tap.
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Yep, just do the insert kit, that will go easy....done, over with. Move on lol.

Brew, is there a kit you recommend? Also - what type and size drill bit should I use...titanium, carbide, and width?

I'm drilling this beotch out, don't care about shavings I will use a magnet and shop vac. I am not pulling this head off, nope. I don't have the time nor skill to pull that off quickly. The kicker is, the plug was in good shape too as far as I could tell, no carbon on the tip and clean white porcelain. Of course, I cant tell if the gap was still in spec. This plug looks like it was a former blow-out and the lazy bastard cold welded it, like you said. I snapped two 1/2 inch drive sockets on this and it wouldn't budge.

Wouldn't a right hand bit pull debris up out of the target area? Or is that why you recommend a left hand bit?

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