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Old 12-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #5
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The cheap fix worked a little........

I skipped mild acid and went to muratic with an eyedropper.

Had baking soda solution in spark plug holes for acid overflow.


The plugs are steel, so they eventually got clean.

Soaking them in acid, then hitting them with the baking soda solution seemed to speed things up.

Wet / Dry vac to suck the water out of the spark plug holes then heat gun to dry them.

Followed by the green loctite to seal.


Anyway, there's still a leak; but it seems less than before and it does seem to be slowing down. If it eventually stops, I'll call it good.


BUT, if it doesn't stop, what's the best method of getting the plugs out.


I have an impact torx bit that will fit the plug, but my worry is stripping out the plug if I use my impact wrench.

OR

I won't strip out the bit if I use an impact screwdriver (the type that you hit with a hammer) because hitting it with a hammer keeps the torx bit in the plug while you're loosening things up. My worry is head damage while hitting it with a hammer.......


Does anyone think I can damage the head with an impact screwdriver when I hit it with a hammer?


thanks
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