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Old 06-22-2010, 09:42 AM   #21
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Congrats on getting the plug out.

Did you happen to get a picture of the remnants? I'm interested on how the tip looked, mashed, beated or hit?
No, I didn't even think of taking a picture. Perhaps I can dig it out of the trash at work today.

The tip was not damaged at all; just a little dark from age like a plug should look. The topmost two threads were flattened from being overtorqued, though.
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Oh..gotcha. First read through I though you meant the plug had gotten whacked in the cylinder.
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Good thing about office trash: spark plugs sift past the paper and cups to the bottom of the bag.

It'* a little fouled on the metal ring, but seeing as how I ended up limping to my destination with a bad wire, and then limping home with the cylinder unplugged, I'm not at all surprised.
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Don't tell anyone, but when wires fight and are being replaced. I've been known to break off the end of the plug like that. 00+ owners will understand, W body guys have about the same amount of room behind the engine.
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Well, a few days ago, I was able to change the front three wires before the rain turned into a downpour, and that took care of the issues. Changed the rear three the next day, and the engine is running like it'* new. (I love a good tune-up.) Spark plugs are happening this weekend.

Once again, thanks for the help, everyone.
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