Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Acura Integra Type-R
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2004, 07:51 AM   #1
RTW DC2R
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 17,915
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default spark plugs STUCK, how to remove?

My plugs are stuck and I cant get them out. It feels like Im gonna snap them in half if I pull any harder and I definitely dont want to break them. Any tips to avoid breaking them? Should I be doing this when the motor is warm or cold?
__________________
2000 S4 Avant. I miss my R and EG!

practice chaos to develop control.
RTW DC2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 07:58 AM   #2
RICHJ
Garage is empty, add now
 
RICHJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 371
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

do you mean plugs or plug leads ?

You realise you have to unscrew the plugs don't your?
__________________
Rich
[B]UK 1998 CW ITR (Toda Powered)[/B]
[url="http://www.derestricted.net"]www.derestricted.net[/url]
[url="http://www.derestricted.net/itr/myitr/index.htm"]My Setup[/url]
Just got to get it on the Dyno for those final touches

Thanks to Mike M at [url="http://www.ipsracing.com"]IPS Racing[/url]
RICHJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:01 AM   #3
RTW DC2R
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 17,915
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RICHJ)

YES I KNOW THE PLUGS SCREW IN.

they problem is they wont UNSCREW so I can TAKE THEM OUT.
__________________
2000 S4 Avant. I miss my R and EG!

practice chaos to develop control.
RTW DC2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:01 AM   #4
98ITR#0020
Junior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Warwick, NY, US
Posts: 670
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RICHJ
do you mean plugs or plug leads ?
Yeah, what he said...I guess someone didnt put anti-seize on them Click the image to open in full size. Try warming up the car a little. Try spraying a LITTLE slick 50 or something down there and let it soak. Then warm the motor up a bit, making sure everything isnt covered in that **** and they should come out.
If not , tell a friend you dont have the time to do a tune up on your car and you'll give him 10 bucks to do it. When he says yes, its now his problem Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Had a 98ITR. Done with Hondas
Got a TT 350z now..And its a bigger money pit than all my hondas put together
98ITR#0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
Alexander
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Alexander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,484
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (98ITR#0020)

when was the last time they were removed? Are you using the correct socket?
__________________
07 Nighthawk Black Pearl TSX w/Navi
06 Wicked White Evolution MR - RIP 01.15.07
99 Flamenco Black Pearl Integra LS - Sold 09.07.06
Alexander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:05 AM   #6
RICHJ
Garage is empty, add now
 
RICHJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 371
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RTW DC2
YES I KNOW THE PLUGS SCREW IN.

they problem is they wont UNSCREW so I can TAKE THEM OUT.
OK, just in your first post it said, "It feels like Im gonna snap them in half if I pull any harder", made me think you were trying to pull something out.
__________________
Rich
[B]UK 1998 CW ITR (Toda Powered)[/B]
[url="http://www.derestricted.net"]www.derestricted.net[/url]
[url="http://www.derestricted.net/itr/myitr/index.htm"]My Setup[/url]
Just got to get it on the Dyno for those final touches

Thanks to Mike M at [url="http://www.ipsracing.com"]IPS Racing[/url]
RICHJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:12 AM   #7
Racebrewer
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Nowhere, New York, USA
Posts: 419
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

Well, removing the plugs when the motor is HOT may increase the chances of the aluminum threads in the head coming out with them. Of course they may be tad looser when the head is warm.......

I'd first try putting some motor oil down in the recess, maybe about a tablespoon, and let it sit overnight. Might work best if the engine is warm to keep the oil thin.

New plugs should go in with a LITTLE never-seize on the threads of the plugs.

The quality of the threads on sparkplugs varies by brand. Some of the cheaper plugs have really nasty threads.

Also make sure that your sparkplug socket isn't binding into the tube around the plugs.

Good luck,
John
Racebrewer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:16 AM   #8
RTW DC2R
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 17,915
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RICHJ)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RICHJ

OK, just in your first post it said, "It feels like Im gonna snap them in half if I pull any harder", made me think you were trying to pull something out.
nah I meant pulling on the ratchet. sorry for the confusion.

Alex, they only have 10K on them and I know I didnt put them in that freakin tight. Maybe its bc its so cold.

Sven, u can do it for $1. you break it, you buy it Click the image to open in full size.
P.S. I wanna skate your ramp!
__________________
2000 S4 Avant. I miss my R and EG!

practice chaos to develop control.
RTW DC2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:17 AM   #9
RTW DC2R
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 17,915
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (Racebrewer)

Racebrewer, good advice Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
2000 S4 Avant. I miss my R and EG!

practice chaos to develop control.
RTW DC2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:20 AM   #10
98ITR#0020
Junior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Warwick, NY, US
Posts: 670
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

LOL, it was my idea,I aint falling for that **** Click the image to open in full size. As for the ramp, bring a sled, its got some snow on it... You can snowboard on the little box I got though
__________________
Had a 98ITR. Done with Hondas
Got a TT 350z now..And its a bigger money pit than all my hondas put together
98ITR#0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:48 AM   #11
Opie
Garage is empty, add now
 
Opie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Warning, gRand Return imminent,, NY, USA
Posts: 10,175
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to Opie
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (98ITR#0020)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 98ITR#0020
You can slam my little box
Click the image to open in full size. OMG Click the image to open in full size.

<-- Runs for cover!
Opie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:50 AM   #12
RTW DC2R
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 17,915
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default

haha
__________________
2000 S4 Avant. I miss my R and EG!

practice chaos to develop control.
RTW DC2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 08:52 AM   #13
137
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: 626, CA
Posts: 8,093
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

lol poor ky jelly down the head... it will get you out of a jam anyday boyfriend... lol j/p
__________________
Wayne PSN or XBL: o137o
STEAM = On3th1r7ys3v3n http://om1kron.blogspot.com
137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 09:48 AM   #14
98ITR#0020
Junior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Warwick, NY, US
Posts: 670
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (opie112)

Misquote ^^..Way to take things out of context dOpie Click the image to open in full size. Well, being that this thread is going down quickly, did you at least get the plugs out?....
__________________
Had a 98ITR. Done with Hondas
Got a TT 350z now..And its a bigger money pit than all my hondas put together
98ITR#0020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 09:48 AM   #15
RTW DC2R
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 17,915
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default

Im at work so Ill have to try later.
__________________
2000 S4 Avant. I miss my R and EG!

practice chaos to develop control.
RTW DC2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 10:31 AM   #16
DC2fanboy
Junior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
DC2fanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Igloos and dogsleds
Posts: 598
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RTW DC2

nah I meant pulling on the ratchet. sorry for the confusion.
Have you busted out the cheater bar yet? lol. Click the image to open in full size.

It's pretty cold in the NorthEast... as you said, probably has something to do with it... maybe warm it up to "regular room temp"... before trying it.
DC2fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 11:07 AM   #17
skunked
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
skunked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NOR CAL
Posts: 12,465
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to skunked
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (DC2fanboy)

I have personally had a plug seize in my head. The fugger broke off very easily when I was attempting to remove it. Like someone else said already, drop some oil down in the hole in the valve cover overnight and see if it will loosen the plug up. Make sure you use anti-seize in the future and torque the new plugs to spec.
__________________
2.2L H2B NA DC2 S/P 12.1@110
http://www.quartersportsdrag.com/
skunked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 11:37 AM   #18
PM-Performance
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
PM-Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Reading, PA, usa
Posts: 12,976
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (skunked)

Did someone think they were Heman when they tightened thme last? lol .i never had a prob with mine , i never use antiseize either. thats ***** for the birds.
__________________
FORMERLY ITR206

05 EB Evolution
PM-Performance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 11:55 AM   #19
RTW DC2R
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
RTW DC2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hollywood Babylon
Posts: 17,915
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default

pete I know not to tighten them down too much. I usually just snug them suckers. But these bad boys feel like they are torqued down with an industrial sized impact gun.
__________________
2000 S4 Avant. I miss my R and EG!

practice chaos to develop control.
RTW DC2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 12:07 PM   #20
Donkey85
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Donkey85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Kzoo, Mi
Posts: 919
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to Donkey85
Default Re: (RTW DC2)

heres an idea if you think they were put in with an impact gun get a long extention+socket and use an impact gun to take them out. be very easy with it though just give it a little zap with the air gun and see if that will make the little bugger come out.... good luck
__________________
1989 DX hatch- w/ JDM D15B, CAI,NGK Iridium plugs,Taylor 10.4MM wires Dynomax super turbo exhaust, and IHI boost comming soon- Sold to Buddy
1990 STD hatch- JDM B16A AEM Hybrid cai, NGK Iridium plugs,Taylor 10.4MM Race Pro Wires,Exedy Stage 1 Clutch, Exedy 9.0lb Flywheel, B&M Short Throw Shifter, Chakara Hedder, Apexi World Sport 2 Exhaust,
1992 DX hatch-CAI more mods to come
Donkey85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 02:52 PM   #21
skunked
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
skunked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NOR CAL
Posts: 12,465
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to skunked
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (itr206)

Quote:
Originally Posted by itr206
Did someone think they were Heman when they tightened thme last? lol .i never had a prob with mine , i never use antiseize either. thats ***** for the birds.
My head gasket was going causing my engine to heat up a bit therefore seizing the plug in the head. I don't think that's the case with this guy, but I ALWAYS use anti seize now. I look at it as cheap insurance...just my 2 cents. Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
2.2L H2B NA DC2 S/P 12.1@110
http://www.quartersportsdrag.com/
skunked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2004, 06:00 PM   #22
Tweakmeister
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Tweakmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Edgewater, MD / La Jolla, CA
Posts: 7,536
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to Tweakmeister
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (skunked)

Spray some PB Blaster down in the holes and let it sit for 5 minutes.

I'd probably try all this with the engine cold...and I always anti-seize Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Hogen's [Import Parts] (closed)
'99 SSBP GS-R SOLD // '08 Infiniti FX35
Colossians 2:8
Tweakmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2004, 11:34 PM   #23
iam7head
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
iam7head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 17,222
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (Tweakmeister)

heard story about stuck plug because someone used a socket wrench to tighten it up without handtightening first.

another alternative for anti-serze is motor oil, a drop on the thread will save alot of headache next time for plug change
__________________
Honda s2000 Ap1 00' Silverstone(153lb-ft of torqueless wonders)
Mazda Miata Mx-5 90' BMWjetblack(116hp of ball-less fury)
iam7head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 12:03 AM   #24
rvfrick
Garage is empty, add now
 
rvfrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Posts: 4
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

1 Go to the hardware store and buy a can of Gunk's "Liquid Wrench Super Penetrant - A powerful blend of quick-acting, fast penetrating solvents that loosens rusted nuts, bolts, and parts in seconds."
2 Spray it on liberally minute you get home. Hot better than cold cuz oil will penetrate better.
3 Let sit for 2 hours.
4 Warm engine up. Hotter is better as things will loosen up the hotter they get esp. given plug is steel and expands less than the aluminum head (differences in coefficient of thermal expansion).
5Make sure socket outer diameter is not binding/rubbing on head.
6 Put socket over plug. Tap on ratchet handle with a hammer to help shock plug loose.
7 Torque them babies out. Click the image to open in full size.

rvfrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 05:30 AM   #25
vtec.dc2
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
vtec.dc2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 6,112
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: spark plugs STUCK, how to remove? (RTW DC2)

maybe try doing this when the motor is warm. and as others said, pour some oil, see if it gose through. always use anti-seize on spark plugs, just apply to the first thread.
vtec.dc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
acura, grand, gunk, head, integra, losen, plug, plugs, remove, removing, seized, sieze, spark, stuck, tube

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:36 PM.



2008 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details