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Jim HIlgeford

16 Valve Engine park Plug reoval

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I was removing the spark plugs in my 16 Valve engine. All went well till I got to #3 plug.

 

It would not unscrew. Looked in with a flash light and apparently the seal has swollen into the spark plug hole.

 

I examined the spark plug wire tube and that seal there is Ok.

 

Any idea as to removing. Do I need to get a a valve cover gasket and seals, and replace them. They are expensive.

 

Preferred to some way put the seal back out of the spark plug area.

 

As always, Thanks for everyone's assistance and advice.

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In any event, you will need to remove the valve cover to correct the spark plug well seal.  PM me if you want to chat.

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It's pretty easy to remove the valve cover on a 16v motor, maybe 5 minutes if you sightsee as you go?  It is nice to put it back together  with new/soft/perfect gasgets tho.  Did you See JoelZips thread?  I think he still has some for sale...

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