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So was changing out the old plugs on the the 5.9 all was going great till #5. Was working it out and at about 1/4" of threads out it twisted off..... So, I was able to blow out the leftover porcelain from the 1/2" of threads that remain. Right now it has an earplug pushed in it and put the heat shield back so I could have the PB blaster mixed with ATF soak on it over night.
Now my question is if I do have to pull the head do I have to pull the cam and chain and retiming it or can I just pull both manifolds and attached accessories then pull the head and reinstall the head with maybe just a rocker adjustment?
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In order to remove the cylinder head, you will need to remove the intake manifold, then the offending cylinder head. The job is not hard, just time consuming.
Just a tip - remove all of the spark plug heat tubes from the heads and throw them away. They are more trouble than they are worth. They allow debris to collect around the base of the spark plug, making the plugs harder to remove later. Also, use anti-seize on the spark plug threads when installing them, so that removal will be painless later.
Well after working it with a #5 extractor, a 3/8" drive X 10mm hex (x2), a 1/2" drive X 10mm impact socket, 1/2" ratchet and a 5' cheater bar it came free after an hour of vary slow movements. Bugered the threads just a little which cleaned up nice with a thread chaser and a little grease.
I mocked up another plug so I could have an exact idea of what I was working with, glade I did!
Do wish I could find the one that installed these with no anti- seize.
I always torque the plugs to spec too . Never have a problem taking them out.
+1 there's usually always a reason the engineers come up with torque specs, even for little things like spark plugs!
'95 3/4 ton 5.9 - hughes plenum fix - double roller timing chain - flo~pro dual exhaust - original transmission still running strong - 2 inches of lift...and she has a drinking problem...