Floating spark plugs.


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Floating spark plugs.

Postby Rusty Bike » Mon May 16, 2016 6:44 pm



I was working on the SEi, cleaning mostly. Was rinsing the heads with water with the plug wires pulled when I noticed the plug wells were holding water. The plugs were almost compleatly submerged. There is a hole in front of the plug that looks like a drain. I stuck a wire a good way down the "drain" hole and hit bottom. I did blow air in there but don't know if I accomplished anything. Are those holes supposed to be drains for the plug wells in the cylinder? Where do they lead to? Thanks...Rusty



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Re: Floating spark plugs.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 16, 2016 7:44 pm

Rusty Bike wrote:I was working on the SEi, cleaning mostly. Was rinsing the heads with water with the plug wires pulled when I noticed the plug wells were holding water. The plugs were almost compleatly submerged. There is a hole in front of the plug that looks like a drain. I stuck a wire a good way down the "drain" hole and hit bottom. I did blow air in there but don't know if I accomplished anything. Are those holes supposed to be drains for the plug wells in the cylinder? Where do they lead to? Thanks...Rusty


Those are drain holes, and they just drain out the bottom of the block. If you look at the bottom, you will see them. You shouldn't be hitting "bottom" - a thin coat hanger wire should go right through. Have a look here: viewtopic.php?t=25900

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Re: Floating spark plugs.

Postby Rusty Bike » Mon May 16, 2016 8:19 pm

Hmm, Thanks Admin, I'll have to look into this further...Rusty

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Re: Floating spark plugs.

Postby virgilmobile » Mon May 16, 2016 9:17 pm

Sometimes a stiff wire will hit the exhaust flange.




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