Hard to get out spark plugs


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Jeffrey268
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Hard to get out spark plugs

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Hello All,
I have a new to me '95 Aspencade which I believe is over 100k and have no history on it. I was wondering if when I replace the timing belts and the spark plugs are hard to remove, is there a was to help extract them by adding PB Buster or trying to wrench them out when the engine is at temp ?
any help would be appreciated.


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Jeffrey268


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Re: Hard to get out spark plugs

Post by WingAdmin »

Definitely some penetrating oil. If that still doesn't work, you can use thermal differences to help. Get the engine hot, then use some compressed air to cool the plugs: invert the can and spray the liquid onto the plugs (the ceramic on the plugs will likely crack when doing this) to shrink the plugs in the head.
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Re: Hard to get out spark plugs

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Any luck jeffery268?
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Re: Hard to get out spark plugs

Post by Jeffrey268 »

Yes, it worked find. Thanks for the tip.
I am using your guide for timing belt replacement. I got this '95 to early b/c i really wanted a wing like yours, it is a fine bike worth more then 6k but in today's world the price is still a little low. I would have given more for your bike.




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Jeffrey
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Re: Hard to get out spark plugs

Post by Jeffrey268 »

Ok, I started to change the timing belts and I noticed that the marks weren't lined up any more so I stopped. I don't suppose any one near Pataskala, Ohio could give me a hand getting this back together again, I would pay you. I wouldn't be able to work on it until August because of health concerns if not then perhaps recommend a independent shop to take it to. Many thanks for any information.

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Jeffrey


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