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Old 08-09-2008, 05:00 PM
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Default Engine modifications V3

I had a bear of a time getting the engine plugs out. Here is what I have.

The plugs are 5/16 square head, they can be removed with a 5/16 8 point socket.
Here are some part numbers:

Proto: 4710S Socket 1/4'' Drive 5/16'' 8 Point

Snap On: Socket, Double Square, 5/16", 8-Point Stock #: TM410

Craftsman: 5/16 in. Easy-to-Read Socket, 8 pt. STD, 3/8 in. drive Sears item# 00945791000 Mfr. model# 45791

These are special order items. Since I had already damaged my drivers side plug too much to be removed I had to try with vicegrips until the head was rounded enough to fit a #2 extractor over the head. The extractor bit down quick and the plug came right out.

Not a big deal to me, but someone with less background in removing parts from well seasoned engines (to be read old rust buckets) may have a difficult time.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:56 PM
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Thats good info...thanks!
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:46 AM
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good info. I guess I got lucky with mine, because a few minutes sitting with some PB Blaster on them, a 5/16 open end wrench did the job.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:42 PM
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the hardest one by far was the drivers side rear. That was the last one I did, after awhile, I had to collect my thoughts and say, I will get this done. and presto, it came out. LOL
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:52 PM
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the hardest one by far was the drivers side rear. That was the last one I did, after awhile, I had to collect my thoughts and say, I will get this done. and presto, it came out. LOL
Sometimes the machine just needs to know:

A: You are determined to complete the job.

B: You are not afraid to disassemble.

C: The sound of grinding metal is something you find pleasant.


Yes I have been known to talk to an engine while working on it, sometimes with a German accent while explaining I am not unfamiliar with the use of torches and power tools.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:02 PM
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I guess I found it easier than most people..... I gathered the engine parts in a bag along with Jason (it was a big bag) threw the bag into the engine bay and slammed the hood shut. I then said ALA KAZAAM opened the hood and it was done! J/K It still takes me about 45 mins to an hour to do the engine part of the install.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:33 AM
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Tacit_k I wish I had had that list when my husband and son were working on my truck. It took them three days to do that part and I was so glad I was gone on a trip. All the hollering and cussing was all over by the time I got home.

Jeff did cut a wrench off so it had a little 2 inch handle though and that special tool did the trick.

Tanya
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:14 AM
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Tacit_k I wish I had had that list when my husband and son were working on my truck. It took them three days to do that part and I was so glad I was gone on a trip. All the hollering and cussing was all over by the time I got home.

Jeff did cut a wrench off so it had a little 2 inch handle though and that special tool did the trick.

Tanya
Yes, I pinched some skin on my palm with the vice grips gave me one heck of a blood blister. Fortunately my wife has small hands and is good with a wrench. (just don't say anything to make her mad when she is holding one)
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2 words PB BLASTER.
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2 words PB BLASTER
I fully believe this is 100% the reason my little 4" long standard wrench worked on the first try.

Instructions: spray with PB Blaster, drink a beer to give PB Blaster a little time to work, easily remove plug from head, drink another beer to celebrate
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