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Help!!!!!! F-700

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by 04red2500, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. 04red2500

    04red2500 Member
    from MI
    Messages: 72

    Alright heres the deal i got a f700 with a V-8 one of the sparkplugs rusted off and just the threads are left in the head and i cant get them out. Ive try heat,ez-out and penatrating oil need ideas!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    I have an F 700 88 Gas job just major overhauled the engine last year . Did not have your problem, but to pull the head is not a difficult job on that truck. There is plenty of room to do it right in the truck.Parts are also very reasonable . The biggest problem you should have is the emission's system depending on what year your truck is. This may sound like a big job but if you screw around and get fillings or metal shavings in the cyl you will end up costing your self a lot of time and money. If you have an emission truck do your self a favor and take alot of pics with a digital camera so when you put the emissions back you can reference the pics . Good luck.
     
  3. 04red2500

    04red2500 Member
    from MI
    Messages: 72

    its a 98 and im hoping i dont have to go that far as im trying to sell the truck
     
  4. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    I have talked to a few friend's in the auto mechanic's business . The only other option i have heard is to use a hack saw blade and try to cut through the spark plug threads but be careful not to go to far into the threads in the head . Before you start bring that cyl piston just below TDC. when you have finished cutting the old threads out run a tap in the hole to clean it up , then use a magnet to pick up any shavings in the cyl. Risky job but hope it helps
     
  5. NBSnowGuy

    NBSnowGuy Member
    Messages: 40

    I had the same problem on a different vehicle with an aluminum head (I assume that's what your dealing with too?) years ago. In the end I had to take the head off. For all the time I spent with reversing drills, easy outs, penetrating oil, and heat, I should have just taken the head off in the first place and been done with it. If you figure out a way though, I'd like to hear about it.