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Re: frozen spark plug (archive)

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Posted by George Mann on January 05, 2001 at 12:36:13:

In Reply to: frozen spark plug posted by ralph hildebrandt on January 04, 2001 at 18:24:24:


Ralph,
Before you heed Gale's good advice, go back in and
make sure your universal and/or socket is normal
(90 degrees in two planes) to spark plug/hole.
If there is any cocking, the plug will act as if
its absolutely frozen. This was the case with my
first plug replacement...scared the crap out of me..further careful unthreading showed there was no thread damage....seems like aluminum threads are sensitive to binding if the wrench isn't square to the hole. A couple of the cylinders
require a universal which can easily side load
the threads causing binding. Hope thats the
case.
Best Regards,
George
90 735il/145K


My #5 spark plug is frozen solid ! No anti sieze used on the threads by the last mechanic's tune up. What should I do ? 88 753i Thanks in advance. Ralph





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