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Old 07-08-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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So this just happened....

Snapped spark plug.... Any hope of removal without pulling engine? 2011 zx10
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Snapped spark plug.... Any hope of removal without pulling engine? 2011 zx10
Can you elaborate on how that happened exactly ?
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
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This is a tough one. I would pull the motor if it was my bike. I would want the head off to make sure no debris made it down into the cylinder. Ceramic from the plug would wreak havoc. Another reason to use anti seize on the threads.
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I would pull the head.
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I would pull the head also. It's not as daunting a task as it may sound
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It broke surprisingly easy I got the 1st two out with no issues but noticed they were tighter than normal. The electrical boots had some white crud around them almost like something leaked. Not sure if previous owner over torqued, obviously no anti seize. Freaking nightmare. Will take me a few weekends to pull motor.
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Should take less then an hour to pull a motor out
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i had that happen with a new plug that i was putting in using a snap on torque wrench.. i didnt pull the motor, but have access to quality tools.
using a boroscope, i slowly just used an ez-out and was able to remove it with no issues or damage.
may be smarter to just drop the radiator and pull the head tho.
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