<VV> Popping Plugs

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Mon Nov 19 00:48:11 EST 2007

Not quietly, because with the plug missing, there is no spark/explosion 
noise comming from the cylinder, just the air rushing in and out of the 
plug hole. This sound will be there whether the valves are working or not.

However, pulling the push rods will allow the remaining 5 cylinders to 
get a more normal fuel/air mixture, so power output will be  better than 
not pulling the push rods.

Just use your AAA card.... Towing is quieter.

Frank DuVal

J R Read_HML wrote:

> OK, at least 3 people told me that they (or a friend) had a plug blow 
> out of the head and that they now carry the insert repair kit in the 
> car.  So, I take back my remark (made in jest) to Frank DuVal.
> So if you DON'T have the roadside repair kit in the car, it seems to 
> me that you could just pull the push rods for the offending cylinder 
> and drive quietly home on 5.
> Comments on that approach?
> Later, JR
> '61 Rampside Standard 4/110
> '65 Monza Convertible 4/140
> '66 beater 500 Coupe "icemobile" 4/140 (50%)

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