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    Crossthreaded spark plugs

    Is there any way to fix crossthreaded spark plugs in an aftermarket head? Plug goes in but is not right... is this something a machine shop could fix? any recommendations? Its only on one of the 3 heads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow93 View Post
    Is there any way to fix crossthreaded spark plugs in an aftermarket head? Plug goes in but is not right... is this something a machine shop could fix? any recommendations? Its only on one of the 3 heads.
    helicoil..(may be spelt wrong) metal insert used when thread go bad,seen then on plugs

    m/c shop will know what i mean..wish you were in the uk

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    How could you be so stupid as to cross thread a spark plug, you idiot??!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullboogie View Post
    How could you be so stupid as to cross thread a spark plug, you idiot??!!!
    I see you skipped the pouring salt on the wound step and went straight to pissing on it! I just wanted to make a challenge for you this weekend...

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    try to run a thead tap down it.

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    Agree with Flyboy...

    Run a tap through it. They also make a 'reamer' (napa) that works quite well to remove burrs from threads.

    Worst case retap and put a heli-coil in it.

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    Clint you can put 3M Fastcure on it and call it a day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enforcer View Post
    Clint you can put 3M Fastcure on it and call it a day!
    Thanks Chin... be sure you and Fullboogie don't get into a swordfight while pissing on my wound...

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    tap it but be careful you dont do it too big, or else you'll have a bigger problem... Dont want to have more piss on your wound...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallPass View Post
    tap it but be careful you dont do it too big, or else you'll have a bigger problem...
    I'd say that's good dating advice as well...

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