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Blew out spark plug sleeve

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Old 12-28-2011, 05:08 PM
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Default Blew out spark plug sleeve

Hi Everyone,

My car started sounding like a John Deer tractor as I pulled into the garage the other day.

I opened the hood and there was a spark plug with a small threaded sleeve around it laying on top of the valve cover.

Is there a previous post that anyone knows about that talks about replacing this - do I have to pull the head, special tools... any advice ?

thanks
hawki
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:49 PM
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It sounds like someone stripped the head and installed a helicoil thread repair kit
 
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:40 AM
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Can a repair be made "after" a helicoil repair has failed without pulling the head?
 
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:57 PM
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You MIGHT be able to get an oversized one take the plug with sleeve into an autoparts store and see if they have a kit /bigger then the one currently the kit includes a tap kit and a threading tool to install the coil

I've heard it done with head on
 
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:09 PM
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Thanks I will look around and see. Others have mentioned something called a time sert. Looks to be like $300 for the kit... wow. But they say it does a better repair especially when a helicoil repair has failed. thanks again for the response.
 
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