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Old 10-14-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default Spark plug insert came out with the plug

I changed spark plugs on Edmunds aluminum heads. I had a steel spark plug insert come out with the plug. Am I right this was put in to repair a stripped plug hole? I tried getting the insert off the old plug with solvent and heat but can't without buggering up the threads. Where can I get another insert? Then I could put a new one back in with red Loctite. Any help appreciated
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:32 PM   #2
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I think NAPA sell them individually, if not a small engine repair should have them. I've fixed a couple of lawn mowers with them.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:24 PM   #3
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There are different styles--- take it with you to match it
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:17 PM   #4
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I've used the KD brand thread inserts. And, yes, the ones I've experienced, all come out with the plug. In the distant past, I've been able to get KD inserts.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:22 PM   #5
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Make sure you take a good spark plug with you to "test fit" the matching threads.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:52 PM   #6
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I'm surprised that there was no locktite on the insert? I always use locktitie on them - red or green.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:23 AM   #7
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Thank you all for the good info
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:28 PM   #8
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If I'm not mistaken, they don't recommend any type of Locktite or other adhesives etc. It might prevent the plug from making good electrical contact in the head.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:52 AM   #9
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Good to know Woodie I'll look into that.
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