Spark plug - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2005, 09:35 PM
Mr.NutCase's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Age: 25
Posts: 161
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Spark plug

i have a 1994 Bravada with the 4.3 W Vortec. how hard is to remove the #3
plug? i dont like using u-joints. i was thinking of buying the Cratsman 3?8 breaker bar, also the wires are hard to remove.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2005, 10:52 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 17,028
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 24
Thanked 330 Times in 257 Posts
Plugs should not be that tight, that you need a breaker bar to remove them.......bet they are aluminum heads and the threads are seized. Anti-seize should have been used when they were installed.
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-19-2005, 11:10 PM
26 modified
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 16
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
not to worry, they are still cast iron heads. you're right with the swivel(like it or not). #3 is blocked by the intermediate steering shaft. you can get to it with a swivel plug socket and a very long extension through the fendewell.
push up the rubber extesion on the inner fender and go in over the frame.
really not that bad to do. hope this helps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2005, 07:11 AM
Kevin45's Avatar
Just one of the guys
 

Last journal entry: Garage Toys
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Age: 58
Posts: 3,060
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
According to Weimer...the way to get to the plug is to remove the steering shaft, which is relatively easy and the correct way to do it. He said his neighbor fought for hours trying to get the plug out and Weimer went over, removed the shaft and had it done in a matter of minutes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2005, 08:27 AM
Mr.NutCase's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Age: 25
Posts: 161
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
thanks for the info!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2005, 09:30 AM
oldschoolrods's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Engine Compartment
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Age: 28
Posts: 806
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The wires probably didnt see any die-electric grease on them... i have one of these http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00947068000 that works good to help remove stuck wires, hope that helps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2005, 09:51 AM
Mr.NutCase's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago
Age: 25
Posts: 161
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin45
According to Weimer...the way to get to the plug is to remove the steering shaft, which is relatively easy and the correct way to do it. He said his neighbor fought for hours trying to get the plug out and Weimer went over, removed the shaft and had it done in a matter of minutes.
you got the post link?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2005, 01:06 PM
schnitz's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: Building a new shop
Last journal entry: Christmas 2008 came early!!!
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin, in a house...
Age: 40
Posts: 1,163
Wiki Edits: 54

Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I'm not a huge fan of using u-joints either, but I found a spark plug socket that has u-joint built right into the drive of it. It was around $7 at the local Fleet Farm. Seldom do I change plugs now without it. Also, the extra inch or so for the joint in it gives that bit of extra clearance to get past the heat shields.


Oldschool, that's the same tool I own. You didn't raid my toolbox to "borrow it", did you? J/K! Good money spent on a very usable tool.


In a while, Chet.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-20-2005, 05:59 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 168
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No swivel sockets? How can anyone work on a vehicle without them, i consider them the most inmportant set of sockets i own, especially on engine work and transmission's. Alot of times people cause more damage and strip the head off because they try to get a regular socket.

How do you guys not use swivel sockets?

Brendan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ignition system info................ poncho62 Electrical 18 10-11-2008 11:10 PM
Spark Plug brands question Francis Engine 65 07-15-2008 01:01 AM
recomended spark plug.. screamin340 Hotrodding Basics 2 11-18-2005 08:17 AM
Spark arcing outside the plug?? 85MonteSS Electrical 16 11-16-2004 11:02 PM
What heads for a 350 have the spark plug wires on top? batman09 Engine 13 09-25-2004 11:52 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.