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Wipers
09-02-2011, 07:59 PM
I had a bad valve cover gasket and changed it but still found oil in my spark plug well(s). I've read elsewhere that you can take the tubes out and reseal the threads, but I don't know what tools would be needed to pull out the spark plug tubes, and I don't want to do anything that might damage them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Hookecho
09-02-2011, 08:20 PM
Use a pipe wrench.

Wipers
09-02-2011, 09:10 PM
Ok, thanks!

Galcobar
09-02-2011, 09:29 PM
Alternately, use the valve cover nuts. Take two and place them facing each other on the tube's threads. That way, they tighten against each other rather than spinning off, and you can use a wrench (to take the tubes off) or socket (to put them on) without the risk of scarring the tube itself.

Also applies if you don't have appropriate-size pipe wrench handy, which I did not.

Wipers
09-02-2011, 11:39 PM
Thanks,for the replies! I really appreciate it. I've been having this problem for awhile now and was hoping a gasket change would do the trick but it did not. Thanks, again.

Spider77
09-03-2011, 12:49 AM
How come no one uses chain wrenches anymore?

Hookecho
09-03-2011, 01:55 AM
I left mine on the oil rig.

Galcobar
09-03-2011, 02:54 AM
Brass tubes, soft metal.

Luni
09-03-2011, 04:54 AM
Ive never had any issues using a pipe wrench. It scores the tubes a little, but not where it matters to the seal. Ive had issues with the nut on nut trick getting enough torque on the bottom nut (some of those fuckers are ON there) so if I generally just use a pipe wrench the first time and they come off no probs.

Dont cheap out on the seal. Buy a tube of Yamabond, Hondabond, or Toyotas FIPG. Everyone will tell you Permatex this Permatex that, that shit cant hold a candle to the 3 I listed. Theyre pricier but theyre worth it. Alternatively the BGB calls for blue locktite. I like the RTV solution myself better.

My .02

CollapsedNut
09-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Step one: Remove engine.
Step two: Install 3sge/3sgte
Step three: Profit

alltracman78
09-03-2011, 06:24 PM
Ive never had any issues using a pipe wrench. It scores the tubes a little, but not where it matters to the seal. Ive had issues with the nut on nut trick getting enough torque on the bottom nut (some of those fuckers are ON there) so if I generally just use a pipe wrench the first time and they come off no probs.

Dont cheap out on the seal. Buy a tube of Yamabond, Hondabond, or Toyotas FIPG. Everyone will tell you Permatex this Permatex that, that shit cant hold a candle to the 3 I listed. Theyre pricier but theyre worth it. Alternatively the BGB calls for blue locktite. I like the RTV solution myself better.

My .02

Good advice

Wipers
09-03-2011, 10:29 PM
Alright, thanks for the info. I was going to use permatex, but since you've listed others I might as well go with the Toyota FIPG. Thanks for all the replies!

Wipers
09-03-2011, 10:38 PM
Good advice

Quick question! I know there are different color rtv/ sealants, so what color would be the one i should get? Black? Thanks.

alltracman78
09-03-2011, 11:45 PM
Yes, black FIPG.

It's for the engine. They'll know what it is.

Wipers
02-14-2012, 02:13 AM
I've tried using a pipe wrench and rubber wrench, but to no avail. I recently found a post online about a specialty tool, but don't know where to get it. Saw some sites that had it, but they didn't seem too safe, so I didn't order. Anyone where I can get this tool? It's an assenmacher toy 150. Thanks!

KoreanJoey
02-14-2012, 09:17 AM
http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/asstoy150.html

Wipers
02-26-2012, 09:04 AM
Went to the site and the product is not available

Car_Barn_Bandit
02-26-2012, 03:26 PM
http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/asstoy150.html

The "150" makes it sound big, real big.

Luni
02-28-2012, 08:17 AM
I have a hard time believing the right sized pipe wrench and a cheater extension on the handle isnt doing it for you.

You do know there is a right and a wrong way to grip the tube with a pipe wrench. If you arent putting it on there properly it wont grab right. And if you cant get it off with a pipe wrench, I have NO idea what else is going to work. Ive never seen one that wouldnt come lose with a pipe wrench. And Ive done quite a few.

temperacerguy
02-28-2012, 10:54 AM
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but if you insist on wasting money:

http://www.autotoolworld.com/Assenmacher-TOY-150-Toyota-Spark-Plug-Tube-Remover-Installer-_p_112312.html

Hookecho
02-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Flip the car over and put the tube in a vise. Then use a truck to turn the car.

Luni
03-08-2012, 12:26 AM
^What Bruce said.

Wipers
03-19-2012, 04:08 AM
Can you write up a tutorial so that I may see how it should be done? It would beat spending money on a tool that would be used only once, and help others that may come by this problem. Thanks.

alltracman78
03-22-2012, 04:48 PM
There isn't a whole lot that needs to be written up.....
Remove valve cover, stick the pipe wrench on the NON threaded portion of the tube [pretend it's a pipe...] and turn it.
It may take a little bit of force, but it will come loose.

alltracman78
03-22-2012, 04:50 PM
http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/asstoy150.html (http://www.discountfleetsupply.com/asstoy150.html)

The "150" makes it sound big, real big.

I giggled
.

like a schoolgirl

Luni
04-03-2012, 11:28 PM
Gotta make sure you use the Pipe Wrench properly. There is a right and wrong way to do it.

Wipers
04-16-2012, 01:20 AM
What size wrench?

alltracman78
04-18-2012, 05:30 PM
The adjustable size.......

Luni
04-25-2012, 09:56 PM
Its a pipe wrench dude. It adjusts.

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/public/ie9A7a5iUIatHRC8KQidItYQsykLkhyFsbkByLiSqPyu7HFwPM 8PP9vZUyBLa2gk2I5Hm6muMN__2xGl1fx57szYzOlI6rvA-VFo1WtKOxJRGAs2TBhBntPeK6LNJern-2fzMKp_vBWgBSJzfO6ig7Inny2-uusVI_MzTsvhjhV6