Plug spanner broken

2000 Mitsubishi Pajero Problem

The Problem

Avatar Tumi
Joined: 3 years ago | Profile

The plug spanner head has tightened in the plug hole and cannot be removed.

Car Mitsubishi Pajero
Variant 1.8 SE Auto
Model Year 2000
Category Engine & Drivetrain
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Avatar 1/4drive
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 1,862 | Profile

On really bad ones I resort to a very little used tool,
A half inch sliding tommy bar and a plug socket obviously.
With the tommy bat half in half out and grabbing both ends it's a case pull/push anti clock/clock in a small movement operation,
Doesn't move much but tightening/slackening back and forth usually works the plug free.
Plenty of release oil and patience.
Worst one fought every Mil coming out and took at least 3 cups of coffee to help.
And don't ask about the gap on the plug when it did come out,

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