Glow Plug snapped in head

GaryRob

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I have a V6 2010 E350 Coupe. I stupidly bought some cheap Glow plugs off Ebay. They were terrible. Upon taking them back out , I managed to snap one in the head.

If I dont manage to get it out, can I just take one head off . I nderstand that it probably isnt best practice, but is it possible.

Many thanks for looking
 

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No problem removing just one head.
 

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Eek. what brand were the cheap plugs.
Good luck with the job.
 

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Take it to a specialist, we sub contract to a firm that specialises in removing snapped glows, rethreading injector bolts etc. We strip for access and he removes.
 

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It's not just cheap glow plugs that shear. They all can because they're hollow. The shear strength is often something like 35 Nm so removing them is always a lottery.
 

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I saw something on youtube where a guy was removing them with a 1/4 impact driver. May have been linked through this forum, can't remember.
 

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love the lazer vid. looks quiet easy provided you have the working space.
 

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I had one snap in an old diesel engine.. I put around 4 hrs on it then it popped out !
 
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Many thanks for the replys. Its in a mates Garage in the Chester area. Looking for a specialist to remove it as recommended.
 

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Need to do mine but I’m to scared lol
 

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