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Old 05-17-2004, 01:40 PM
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ZZ4 I have screwed up!!

Here we go.. changing plugs..angled plug heads on ZZ4..have 312 miles on it..why change of plugs..running rich and fouled them.. anywho.. while taking the plug out of #8, the socket got lodged on the header just as the plug was loose enough in the hole also to get crooked.. well, I screwed up the threads.. thought maybe I could just put new plug in and it would straighten back out.. I was wrong.. the plug is in but it looks crooked even tho it is sealed (apparently).. now I found out the plugs I put in are wrong anyway.. so they have to come out..

What do I do now? New head? take it to Chevy dealer and let them fix it?

Yeah I screwed up.. so lets get past that and tell what I need to do to get the thing right..



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Put some grease on a tap and slowly, thread by thread, chase the threads. If you do a little at a time and keep lots of grease on the tap, you should be able to clean it up without getting too much debris in the cylinder. Cheer up, it could be much worse.
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Just make sur ethe tap is going in at the right angle.
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Above suggestions will work, but also use an air nozzle with a tube extension to insert into the cylinder so you can pressurize the cylinder. Just about all aluminum scraps will be carried out.

Use NeverSeize on those threads.

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