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Old 05-17-2005, 01:50 AM   #31
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just do it already...
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Old 05-17-2005, 02:24 AM   #32
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an ez-out... same thing you'd use w/ the head on, except now you have to try to hold the head from twisting...

MAYBE, just maybe i have gone retarded all of a sudden. ok i HAVE to pull the head... but isnt it making it even harder that way by having to hold the head from twisting...?
i got a good idea, how about i strap a grip load of c4 to the SOB and call it quits!

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Old 05-17-2005, 02:28 AM   #33
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MAYBE, just maybe i have gone retarded all of a sudden. ok i HAVE to pull the head... but isnt it making it even harder that way by having to hold the head from twisting...?
i got a good idea, how about i strap a grip load of c4 to the SOB and call it quits!

hee hee jk

that IS a permanent solution... i had to ez-out a spark plug on my 85 fiero gt (front side of the engine-what a treat) b/c it had been passed over so many times during tune-ups that the hex RUSTED AWAY! took the plug out, put a new one in (along w/ 5 others in their respective cylinders) and it ran like a champ... i say go for it (though others may disagree)
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K ill start it today and let ya know how it goes
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Old 05-18-2005, 05:30 AM   #35
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K ill start it today and let ya know how it goes

cool, keep us posted...
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:47 PM   #36
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well due to finals and all that i havent really had a chance to get on it but yesterday i went out and bought an ez out for the size. without removing the head i was able to use the ez out with an extension and hammer it in.. then i soaked it over night with penetrating oil. well today i went out to crank on it and it seems locked in there pretty good.. there is one problem (like always). the ez is in there,but the opposite side of the screw side is a square (male).. well, an extension has 2 sides with squares. one being a male that normally a socket fits on and the other being the female that fits on the wrench. well i need to use the female side to put on the ez out.. i tried to use a drill but it did not open enough for the extension to fit. i tried using lock pliers but when i cranked on it, i didnt have enough power to make it budge.. would an impact wrench/drill fit around it?
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Old 05-24-2005, 11:55 PM   #37
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well due to finals and all that i havent really had a chance to get on it but yesterday i went out and bought an ez out for the size. without removing the head i was able to use the ez out with an extension and hammer it in.. then i soaked it over night with penetrating oil. well today i went out to crank on it and it seems locked in there pretty good.. there is one problem (like always). the ez is in there,but the opposite side of the screw side is a square (male).. well, an extension has 2 sides with squares. one being a male that normally a socket fits on and the other being the female that fits on the wrench. well i need to use the female side to put on the ez out.. i tried to use a drill but it did not open enough for the extension to fit. i tried using lock pliers but when i cranked on it, i didnt have enough power to make it budge.. would an impact wrench/drill fit around it?

well, i'm assuming it's the 1/2" drive extension you're using, so you can put a 1/2" wrench on it. otherwise, you can probably get a 8 point socket from sears in the appropriate size for more leverage...
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yeah i was able to fit a 1/2 wrench on it but no luck... ill go down tomorrow and look at some stuff.. ill let you know of my findings!
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yeah i was able to fit a 1/2 wrench on it but no luck... ill go down tomorrow and look at some stuff.. ill let you know of my findings!

i wasn't expecting great things from a 1/2" wrench, really. not a whole lot of leverage on them, and if there is, the wrench spreads and slips...
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Wouldn't it be quicker to have a qualified mechanic look at sorting this out?
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Wouldn't it be quicker to have a qualified mechanic look at sorting this out?
are you suggesting that everyone on here isn't qualified?
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Who needs to pay qualified mechanics when they have all you dedicated people here offering up suggestions. Your bound to think of one way that will work on getting it out.
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:55 AM   #43
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Wouldn't it be quicker to have a qualified mechanic look at sorting this out?

maybe if the ez out doesn't work... b/c really all we're discussing here is a stuck fastener. i've got faith in him (make me proud, boy...)
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couldn't you use one of those magnets on the end of a rod to remove any shavings that fall into the engine
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couldn't you use one of those magnets on the end of a rod to remove any shavings that fall into the engine

not if it's an aluminum head...
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