1965 Volkswagen Beetle stripped spark plug

Tiny
TONY GONZALEZ
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  • 1965 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Engine Mechanical problem
1965 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

I think I might have stripped spark plug. Its loose but it wont come out of the cylinder head, how do I go about removing it?
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 7:37 PM

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Tiny
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Yank it out and use a heli coil or send it to the machine shop
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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Just yank it out real good sound advice pal, ohh thats right youre that wanabe comedian raz the spaz
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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Unfortunately thats your only option. You might want to try pulling real hard with vise grip on plug and turning left to try to catch a thread but if that does not work you will need to possibly attach a slide hammer to spark plug by way of vise grip and slide hammer it out and then install a heli coil like raz said. They make a heli coil kit for this spark plug which is real easy to install. You use a oversized drill bit which comes with the heli coil kit and then it comes with the correct tap to tap the cylinder head then there is a insert you screw into cylinder head with some thread locker which will stay in head and you can install a new spark plug. We use these when we have frozen spark plugs or stripped out threads in a cylinder head.
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Or you can use Tim's technique-either way will work there's no way out
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 8:46 PM

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