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    Default Broken sparkplug removal tips

    Ok its not on a French car but a classic VW Beetle flat 4.

    Spark plug cylinder 1 at the rear has sheared off.

    10mm Eze Out went right through when torque was applied.

    Chisel wont bite as have no access to visualize but camera shows about 1.5mm thread stuck.

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    I don't want to drop the engine as not my car just trying to help and its on the side of the road.

    Have removed rear right guard and drilled an access hole hoping there is a smarter solution or go down the Helicoil route?


    Ideas???

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    Do you have a square easy-out? Looked at end on it is square with a tooth cut on each corner. These gadgets don't expand the plug remainder so making it grip even tighter into the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Do you have a square easy-out? Looked at end on it is square with a tooth cut on each corner. These gadgets don't expand the plug remainder so making it grip even tighter into the thread.
    You're the second person to mention this. I need to go hunting as I only have Suttons round set.


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    Yeah nah, flat 4 in the boot of the VW has no access to add any force hence the chisel didn't work.

    Looks like SP tools make a set of square extraction tools will see if any Brisbane suppliers have them on the shelf

    Thanks for the advice

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    G'day,

    copped this one decades ago on my sister's ancient Mazda. It came out easily with the correct size standard extractor - not from the usual set, I had to get it separately.

    cheers,
    Bob

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