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Ok, so I did my spark plug swap today to the NGK Iridium IX... and all was going so well... had even given thanks to the previous owner who'd lubed all the boot contacts and used anti-seize (though it was the copper not the nickle) until I got to the passenger side rearmost plug... where my socket would just spin Got a mirror and flashlight... lo and behold... the plug is rounded off

So tomorrow I have to go try and find an extractor... 5/8 deepsocket... not exactely popular, if ya know what I mean. I have a feeling that I'm gonna be pulling a factory plug here since i bet the guys stripped the plug when trying to remove it and said 'screw it' to trying to extract it so he could swap it.

Ah well, I'll be busy tomorrow with installing the new rotors and pads... and hopefully my new light switch and guage cluster shows up too... just so I don't get bored.
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Ouch that sucks best of luck on that plug !
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I've seen those deep well extractors before but only on tool trucks.
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Exactely Randy, only place I've seen them before. I'm gonna try a few parts places, starting with Princess Auto as they seem to have EVERYTHING.... at no-name brand quality... but it only has to work once.
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Good luck, Kurtis! Careful...don't strip your head!
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you have no idea how worried about that I am.
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Kurtis, before you try taking it out, soak it for a while in some Kroil. When you get the twist socket on it, you may want to tap it down on the plug with a hammer a bit before trying to loosen it.
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I did all that too, I deal with a lot of pipefitter at work, so I've learned all the tricks to doing things the easy way. Now the bad news... I STILL can't get any purchase on the plug, even with it lubed and tapped on! How bad will it be if I just say 'screw it' and leave the old plug in there? What are the chances of burning out that cylinder's coil?
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What kind of socket did you use?
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i hope you get it out
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