I be Architect'n
Join Date: Oct 2006
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We run into this alot on the old IDI engines, if you can still get ahold of them with needle nose vice grips, spray PB Blaster on it, wait 10 min's repeat, wait 10 min. and repeat. Then try to twist the plug. If it moves, keep twisting and pulling up and it might come out. I had to do this on my 93.
I wouldn't worry about the carbon bits too much, the combustion chamber is much bigger on a PSD than an IDI and mine passed fine. The threads on my glow plug actually pulled off of the probe part. The probe was just sitting there, stuck in the engine.
Also, excuse my ignorance if this won't work on a PSD, I've never changed my GP's but probably should.
2K3 EXCURSION 7.3L 4x4 EDDIE BAUER 107K miles as of 06-13-07
AFE Stage II / 4" MBRP exhaust / DP-Tuner F5 (Stock, 60hp Tow, 80hp Econo, 120hp race & High Idle) / Quadzilla Commander/ATS Housing
Running homebrewed BioDiesel and custom SVO kit for 70k miles.:Thumbup:
Misc. Mods: ZooDad/By-Pass Oil Filter/203* T-Stat/Coolant Filter/HPX/CCV Reroute/Tranny Filter/Foil Delete/Stereo Stuff/ITP Reg Return/Non-EBPV Pedistal and Exhaust Housing/Adjustable Waste Gate Controller/
"If you love your motorcycle, set it free. If it comes back to you it was probably a high-side."
I'LL TRY TO KEEP UP, BUT THE EXCURSION IS A BIG GIRL AND BIG GIRLS DON'T LIKE TO MOVE FAST.