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glow plug removal tool

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by m j, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    just purchased one from www.jjandaracing.com

    will be tesing it shortly will add feedback here if there is interest.

    I would like to hear from those that removed them by force, as there is so much stuff in the way that seemed likely to be damaging using brute force. (yeah I know, use the search loser!)

    they shipped from Oregon by US post so shipping was a whopping $2.91usd,
    email response was quick and courtious,
    phone was a little more difficult as it seems to be home based type business
    recieved product promptly
     
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    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Now that looks like a tool for people with old gps to get. That would have been a great help with my gp problem!!!
     
  3. BARRAZA

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    mentioned it in the other post but didn't elaborate. The glowplug I had that wouldn't come out was able to unscrew completely. I broke a few others in the vise and they broke off cleanly at the base of the threads. Did some rough measurements and decided that it would come out the injector hole. Ended up working like this: removed the injector, grabbed the glowplug tip with locking hemostats, broke threaded part of plug off with vise grips, pulled glow plug tip into prechamber and out injector hole. This method obviously wouldnt work if the plug threads do not unscrew completely. Also need a little room to manuver, mine was #7 which wasn't too bad. I didn't know a removal tool existed at the time I did mine, if I did, I probably would have bought one to not risk dropping the plug tip down the cylinder.
     
  4. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I am guessing the tip will still break off and have to be removed,
    I will see what happens next weekend when lil bro is back and the surgery is attempted
     
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    Just a quick question. What in the world is a site that has 99.99% to do with 3 and 4 wheel ATV's have a glow plug removal tool for 6.2 and 6.5 diesels???? It does look like a nice tool though.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing!
     
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    How do you think a trailer load of ATV's gets to the dunes? 6.5 TD Chevy! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Where does the tip go if you brake half of it? I broke one of mine, put in a new one and been driving it for three weeks as usual.Not so smart I know but it`s still working.
     
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    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Um, the other half goes into the engine. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif You are a braver man than I to do something like that!!
     
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    More lazy than brave. I know it went into the engine but could it get stuck somewhere in the head? Or did I have that much luck /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif it passed the valve and went out the exhaust.
     
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    Most likely it's lodged into your piston....it's the softest metal in the combustion chamber.

    I've heard people claim that it will go out the exhaust....I don't see how. It would have to work it's way past the exhaust valve, which doesn't open all that wide. However, I have seen them buried into the top of the piston.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Whatever the result, the damage was done the moment you cranked the engine over. If all seems well, then there's probably nothing that is going to fail.

    Casey
     
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    Only problem with hoping it goes out the exhaust is that its headed straight to the turbo.
     
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    Ummm.... Turbo? What's that?
     
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    Its a 6.5 thing, You wouldn't understand /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Still havent put the damn thing on yet! /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     

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