<VV> Popping Plugs

Lonny Clark lclarkpdx at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 12:43:40 EST 2007

With the pushrods out, the bad cylinder doesn't get any fuel that could make
its' way into the engine compartment. If you leave the spark plug out, it's
noisier but will have better power. If you leave it in the engine has to
compress the air in the cylinder, which takes power.

I drove a GTO like that for a couple of months until I could afford to fix
it (that one wasn't a spark plug problem, but a broken rocker post).


On 11/18/07, J R Read_HML <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net> 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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