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Old 02-26-2020, 12:54am   #1
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WTF there that B&W pix of some hood open and looks like a spark plug embedded into the hood insulation?? blown outta 4 cyl engine, I suppose???

looks like the aluminum cyl head gave way for some reason, too much torque on the plug??
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WTF there that B&W pix of some hood open and looks like a spark plug embedded into the hood insulation?? blown outta 4 cyl engine, I suppose???

looks like the aluminum cyl head gave way for some reason, too much torque on the plug??
You are correct. People often treat their cars to no maintenance and then are surprised when a problem happens.
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You are correct. People often treat their cars to no maintenance and then are surprised when a problem happens.
Looks more like some 'maintenance' got away from someone....too mutch torque or cross threaded, in which case maybe using an impact??
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Looks more like some 'maintenance' got away from someone....too mutch torque or cross threaded, in which case maybe using an impact??
Or simply left loose. I once bought a John Deere riding mower with a bagging system on it for $50.00 because the owner insisted the engine had blown shortly after he did a homebrew tune up. On inspection I noticed the spark plug had fallen out of the head. I put it back in hand tight, fired that mother up and drove it up on my trailer. It ran for several seasons with no other work required.
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Back in '83 I bought a little 1976 Pontiac Astre Sportwagon with auto and ac with about 90k miles for $300 because the owner said the trans was bad and the car wouldn't pull. Cost me $3.15 to fix it Almost three qts. low on ATF. Said he had never had it serviced. Ex-wife drove it for three years and then I traded it for a '69 Galixie 500 XL with a 429 in it. Kept it thirteen years.
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