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Spark plug stuck in cylinder head

I was changing the plugs in the Trep and the porcelain piece broke off, along with the nut.


I was cranking the engine over by hand, and that white porcelain piece just popped out. So now just the threaded piece is stuck in the head


Any ideas how to get this out? I was thinking maybe taking a hammer and chisel to turn it, but i think thats pretty weak metal, and the exhaust manifold is in the way.

BTW, these are Bosch plugs, which I have never really heard a positive review of.

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Those are nasty looking plugs. Good luck getting that stuck one out out. Maybe a pair of locking pliers? Hard to tell how much if and of the plug is exposed for you to grip.
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You might try a large ez out now that you got the center out.
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If just the threads are in the head I would soak the crap out of it in PB Blaster and get an ez-out and other than that you might have to pull the head and drill it out.
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I'm guessing you've already used PB. And looks like that's an aluminum head, sucky.
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Mash a hand full of modeling clay or playdough in there, let it dry and then try and turn it ?????
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Any chance of metal shavings getting into the cylinder from using an ez out?
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I think no mater what you do your going to get some debris in the cylinder.
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You should be OK using and ez-out. you are still going to get some debris into there no matter what. I just hope that the threads in the head are OK.
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Mash a hand full of modeling clay or playdough in there, let it dry and then try and turn it ?????
Intersting idea right there, maybe try it with JB welb.
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if you do use a ez out,, stick a magnet in there to get most of the metal out,,
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Intersting idea right there, maybe try it with JB welb.
Maybe JB weld a socket onto it that you can put a wrench onto after it cures.
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Looks like the EZ out is the way to go lol. I'll put a magnet in there afterward as well.

This plug wasnt overly torqued or anything. I noticed the ceramic part was already loose when i put the socket on it.
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An ez out should take it right out. You shouldn't get to much crap in there doing it that way. Just use a magnet after to get out whatever you can and then spin it over a bit before installing the new plug.
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Maybe JB weld a socket onto it that you can put a wrench onto after it cures.
+1 on the JB Weld Idea.
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