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what is the best way to remove the glow plug without getting dirt in the engine?

what is the best way to remove the glow plug without getting dirt in the engine?

Old 04-24-2009, 05:44 PM
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And i don't have a air compressor. and what is the best way to clean inside the engine if dirt gets in it????
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Buy a couple of cans of Nitro Blast. Use it only to spray out the cooling head hold the car upside down, and blast inside the head for a couple of seconds, then remove plug. Nitro Blast is about $5 a can, or you can get NON-CHLORINATED Brake cleaner for about $4 at your Auto parts store, and use that
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Buy a air compressor
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+1 On what Jaz says.. and another way is air compressor.. sometimes works, unless the dirt ect is wet and glingy.. Last resort way I sometimes do. If glow plugs needs to be replaced.. is Flip car upside down then take plug out.. and replace with new one.. any of the loose dirt will fall to the ground. And be carefull putting the new one in.. make sure to line it up and not push the plug into the dirt then into the engine. That one is last resort.. but idealy nitro spray or compressor.. normally does the trick!
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they sell nitro blast at a hobby shop??? i can clean inside my engine to? Do i turn the flywheel with the stuff in it?
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couldn't i just use nitro fuel?
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:23 PM
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they sell nitro blast at a hobby shop??? i can clean inside my engine to? Do i turn the flywheel with the stuff in it?

NO! Dont put anything in your engine except After run oil, or Fuel. Clean inside your engine with fuel and a soft brush. You can use Nitro blast to spray off the outside of your engine. Dont spray the air filter..Yes hobby shops sell Nitro Blast
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I have also been taking my plug in and out of my engine the last couple days quite a bit without cleaning around it. Should i be worried?
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bear with me guys. I am new to nitro and i am learning alot real fast. like just because it says self locking wheel nuts doesn't mean you don't have to tighten them. yeah lost a couple "self locking wheel nuts" I will tighten them pretty good now.
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Once you scratch your engine internals with dirt you will know it. It will start acting weird, hard to tune, flame outs, loss of power etc. A good open, and clean/check wont hurt
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i wouldn't know what to look for. I have been switching plugs back and forth when tunning quit a bit (engine was not near as dirty now but it was not clean either) Should i just flush it with nitro just to be safe?
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
NO! Dont put anything in your engine except After run oil, or Fuel.
will WD40 work just as good as after run oil or is it bad on the engine?
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now that you mention it, my friend told me to use wd 40
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It won't hurt it..you can use that, but only for cleaning, don't use it as a replacement for after run oil. After using WD-40, use after run oil to relube all the internal parts
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