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    Default Honda Civic - issue with spark plug thread and placement

    Dear All,
    I have recently bought a Honda Civic Exi 2000 model automatic. Yesterday I went to the mechanic for tuning, while he was changing the plugs he told me that one of the plugs is stuck and isn't coming out, to quote him he said "Kisi ne zabardusti plug ulti churi pe charhadiya hai is liye churi slip ho gai hai to behtar hai is ko aisay hi rehnay dain" and the remaining plugs were changed. But yesterday night while I was driving I heard a bang from the engine and next the car started to lose power. On inspection I found out its the same plug which was blown out of its place. Now the problem is that the plug won't fit in as the mechanic said "Churi khatam ho gai hai under say".
    So I would like to ask the experts here what is the most feasible solution, do I have to get the work done on the engine head, replace it or is there some simple solution to it?
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    not many will be able to help you without removing the head. However I have read on this very forum about fixing such problems of broken plugs without head removal - surely it was from Xulfiqar. am really sorry my knowledge for Honda is as good as the current rulers of country
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    @seven

    If the threads have gone bad, you have to use the Helicoil Thread repair method. However, my brother uses it in his line of work. I have never seen it used by some kharadiya.

    Also, i think (but there can be another way) to avoid small metal filings being dropped in the cylinder, you'ld rather want to remove the head and then then proceed with the repair job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    not many will be able to help you without removing the head. However I have read on this very forum about fixing such problems of broken plugs without head removal - surely it was from Xulfiqar. am really sorry my knowledge for Honda is as good as the current rulers of country
    Sir, Your consistent subtle dis-approval (of Honda) would convince me to buy a Toyota someday. Just to see why it (Toyota) is more than a lawnmower
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    Thank you capsat and rustam54, it seems the only way out is to dismantle the head and all and then check for the problem.

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    This can be repaired but head has to be removed from the engine block.

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    If you don't want to head open then you can use plug adaptor(usually used to rise plug height when engine eating oil)to fix this problem temporally.
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    @seven please ensure when you get work done the head gaskit is also changed & head bolts are correctly torqued ro mate with gaskit & engine block. use coolant when rework is complete and engine is to be started.
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    @rustam54 proposed a professional solution but i doubt mechanics would understand it. Question is. If your plug popped out by itself i suppose in that case either plug was losened by the guy and was not getting out. Or now your threads have gone bad. How is the condition of threads of spark plug that popped out ? any picture
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    @afnan The threads on the plug were fine, couldn't take the pictures though. I have spoken to the mechanic and he told me the same method as Rustam54 that the head has to be removed and then the Kharadiya will fix the adapter on the specific place.
    But the question is that is it a feasible and long term solution or should I replace the head?

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    Rustam's helicoil method is the most practiced one around, and is supposed to last the lifetime of the car.

    Two things though :

    1. Make sure the inserts you use are same composition specs as your head - they should NOT have different heat expansion indices.
    2. Have the mechanic try it on a spare hole before he practices it on your head. (OK that didn't come out right, but you get what I mean)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bango View Post
    Rustam's helicoil method is the most practiced one around, and is supposed to last the lifetime of the car.

    Two things though :

    1. Make sure the inserts you use are same composition specs as your head - they should NOT have different heat expansion indices.
    2. Have the mechanic try it on a spare hole before he practices it on your head. (OK that didn't come out right, but you get what I mean)
    You sir.......are a genius.


    By the way, generally the Helicoil is used for bolting into aluminium surfaces. And generally are made of steel to take on the bolt tightening stress. But you are right on the heat expansion part.
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    So finally got the work done and the Helicoil method was used as suggested by respective members. The head was removed (and yes it wasn't my head @Banjo) and sent to the Kharadiya who did all the work. Found out that the problem was not in one but the thread from another hole was about to go as well so got that one fixed as well. Although was a bit hesitant going with this method but the result is satisfactory. Got new head gas kit and radiator coolant to finish of the job. Thank you all the members for your support and guidelines.

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