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Old 04-06-12, 10:18 AM
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astra 1.3cdti glow plug problem

i have a 55plate astra 1.3cdti with a broken glow plug! anyone know of a mobile helicoil mechanic in norfolk???
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its very easy to do it yourself. Buy the kit of ebay (only about a tenner) with the correct thread size (google it if you dont know), it will come with a HSS drill bit the correct size, lather the bit in thick multi-purpose grease and carfully drill the centre of the plug out. Take your time when drilling, so a good multi-speed drill is a must. Then its just a case of winding the thread tap thats included, in making sure its central and not on a angle and screwing the heli-coil in with the tool provided, remember to use a pair of long nose pliers to break and recover the "tang" thats used to turn the coil. It sounds alot harder and daunting than it is, but trust me its a doddle. First time i used one it was on a spark plug that had gone bad and i was cakking myself as it wernt my engine, but i was suprised at how simple it was to do. If in doudt you'll find plenty of videos on youtube.

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