1998 Chevy Tahoe spark plugs

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES
I plan to drive my car to be repaired. 5 miles. I know for sure that my sixth cylinder sparkplug has broken off and needs replacing. Is it safe to drive slowly for 5 miles to the repair place?
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 8:21 AM

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Tiny
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Yes, but keep in mind that the fuel will still be spraying in the cylinder. Liquid does not compress. If too much gas gets into the cylinder, it can break a connecting rod - ruin the bearings - bend valves and push rods. You should be good for 5 miles, but I wouldn't go any further. Also, going slow will dump more fuel in the cylinder so try to get there quickly.
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Friday, July 17th, 2009 AT 12:02 AM

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