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1998 Mercedes: I replace a broken glow plug..Diesel..without removing

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How do I replace a broken glow plug in a 1998 Mercedes E300 Diesel without removing the head?
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: supertech, mastertech replied 9 years ago
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Hi my name is John.

Where is it broke off at?

Is any thing sticking out of the side of the head?

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Customer reply replied 9 years ago
It is a clean break with nothing sticking out. I want avoid removing the head and have heard that there is a kit that can be used to repair but I haven't been able to find it.

Tom Quaid
Customer reply replied 9 years ago
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Auto Mechanic: supertech, mastertech replied 9 years ago

Yes there is . There two way to do this one you drill a small hole 1/8inch through the center of the glow plug and use an easy out to remove it.if you get off on the hole you buy an heia-coil set for that thread.you have to measure the thread on a different glow plug and order the heia-coil set at a parts store.Make sure you go in straight.When you get the broken glow plug out.Disable the engine so it won't start and turn the engine over to blow out any loose material out the hole.

Also left hand drill bits helps.

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snap-on sell a good remove set with a pilot,it about 85.00 dollars

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Thanks.
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