Discussion in 'Motors' started by 4Tunner, Sep 9, 2017.
That's what milk crates are for !
My arms would be pretty close to 3 feet long, yall must be a midget? Sorry that was politically incorrect, mini me?
what 12 of them for a kenworth , na I am sorry but I will keep positioning my self as close as possible to the offending hard to get at bolt or glow plug . stuff trying to do them from the front . That's just making life impossible . We all don't have 4 cylinder east west engines lol .
I'm sorry, didn't realize this thread was referring heavy vehicles.
Who's got all the 4 banger east west engines ?
I had to chuck that in because its too funny the comment to pull glow plugs out from the front only . Landrover freelander is about the only vehicle I have removed each and every one from the front . its east west 4 banner diesel . Mechanics will position them self as close to the spark plug , glow plug , bolt etc to make sure we can keep an eye on how its going . We don't do things long distance .
Well, Mr specific.
I said "spark plugs", and I made the statement to advise anyone
else that may read this thread in relation to breaking SPARK PLUGS off
on the head of a 4wd.
Just don't smoke what I used to smoke
The correct term without any PC issues is "little people".
BTW, what have you been drinking to get 3ft long arms?!!!!
Most people 6 ft or thereabouts would have arms much closer to 3 ft than 2. Some of the members here probably have short arms like a T Rex though.
And even then pacifically with spark plugs you do not try to get all of them out from the front only . You stand as close as you can get to them . On v engines that's a combination of the front and both sides . on straight sixes its the front and one side especially when there is a bull bar in the way . some 4 cylinder engines will find you working on one side too or both (boxer ) . To blanketly say to take them off by being in the front tells me you have not done enough to give such advice and your advice will get people in trouble . That's not meant to offend you . Its to make you realise
Mate, real 4wd's don't have boxer engines, all wheel and SUV maybe.
And I'll stick with breaking the plugs seat from the front of the vehicle,
where you can use both hands. One on the plug socket or extension
bar and the other to break the seat, one slightly pushing against the other
keeping the force inline with the plug. Not trying to bend the end of the plug
resulting in a broken insulator, easily done breaking the seat from the side.
After the seat is broken I don't give a flying f$%#k which way there removed.
You could probably do it one handed while you have a flog with the other once
Sadly. There is those, that do not know that they do not know..
Oh, and I'm not trying to offend you either.
What engines have you changed plugs on apart from a mower? I am trying to establish some understand why you believe this .
What argument have you ended without trying to make it personal ?
Play nicely boy's.
When I said front of the vehicle, that's forward of the plug.
As opposed to the side of the vehicle, over the end of the plug.
Maybe read and try to understand whats written, instead of trying
to take cheap shots at people. Something that's all so common with you.
I see your winning harts in the other thread too. lol
Calm down guys. We are all right and we are all wrong.
Righto @dno67 and @muc the truck , agree to disagree and move on.
4tunner started this tread about snapped glow plugs looking for sound advice with his issue, not to have two members bickering over spark plug removal and who believes their method is better.
Time to give it a rest lads n move on.
I like to do it from under the car, ah sorry read something about a one handed action, must be a LR thing. Carry on...
I remember years ago somebody gave me advice how to try to avoid snapping spark plugs/glow plugs etc in the process of undoing them. Giving short rests between each twisting motion to allow the metal not to develop fatigue spots. The advice was to undo a tiny bit at a time then turn clockwise a again and vice versa while spraying a WD40 etc(Spraying a penetrant and leaving it for few hours to day(if time permits) can save lot of heartache.). Sure it will take ages to undo like that, but comparing to snapping a one, it's a far better solution I reckon.
May be somebody can add more to it or advise if the above is not the best approach.
I understand @muc the truck and @dno67 above suggested few techniques tapping on the plug, where to approach from etc.
Anymore ideas on how to avoid a terminal disaster of breaking studs, bolts, spark plugs etc etc?!!
I come from the premise it is avoidable if the right technique is employed for each situation.
Mate the easiest way to avoid breaking threaded things, is to apply
the pressure ninety degree's or as square as possible to the axis of
what ever your trying to undo. Bracing with two hands where possible
to avoid putting sideways pressure on the item. Try to avoid being directly
above or standing directly at the end of what ever your trying to undo
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