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The arrow is saying that the spark plug is gone but apparently there is also a problem with the cylinder head itself.  My untrained eye can't see anything.  Hopefully someone else will spot it quite easily.

 

TIA

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Can you see the light colour on that plug..It is burning different to the rest.

 

I could be wrong, but the plugs look the wrong reach to me, to long..

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Thanks for the reply. Can you see any issues with the actual cylinder head? Does it appear to be damaged or defective in any way?

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1 minute ago, JaiMaai said:

Thanks for the reply. Can you see any issues with the actual cylinder head? Does it appear to be damaged or defective in any way?

Second chamber from the left, that brown on the face, is it oil or a stain in the alloy....?

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2 minutes ago, transam said:

Second chamber from the left, that brown on the face, is it oil or a stain in the alloy....?

Not sure.

 

I don't have the head in front of me just now. Only the photo. The car is in for repair and my wife took the pic.

 

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1 minute ago, JaiMaai said:

Not sure.

 

I don't have the head in front of me just now. Only the photo. The car is in for repair and my wife took the pic.

 

What was wrong with the engine, were you losing water...?

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Had to tell from the pic.

I may be wrong

But seems that the end of the threaded portion of the plug, just up and to the left of the red arrow - is missing

It may have dropped off ... or was struck by the piston

That might be what they mean that the head needs work

Struck that hard may have cracked the aluminum

 

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19 minutes ago, transam said:

What was wrong with the engine, were you losing water...?

It started running rough with a rattling noise, followed by the engine warning light coming on.  No obvious coolant or oil leaks.

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InThe spark plug is of the wrong type. The others are iridium type. Reach is ok , no contact. I think it's a shadow making it look like part of the thread is missing. Burn colour could be because that plug is the wrong heat rating , or it's just been fitted.

 

 

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2 plugs not same looks to me, there's 2 copper core that look Ok but still don't sit correctly, the 2 others don't look right at all.

 

As for cylinder head that's the main thing to sort, it maybe warped.

 

Get the head sorted and put new copper core plugs which are specified for your motor, as Trans said they look too long.

 

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not sure what you mean by the spark plug is gone, as there is one in the photo. Unless you mean it wasn't working, then that would be an ignition problem. 

 

Maybe the thread for the plug was stripped but that wouldn't usually need a head removal, just a helicoil. All the water jacket holes look in great condition, as does the head. As Kawasaki said above, it may have warped due to bad tensioning of the head bolts but usually you have to machine the face of an alloy head any time it is removed. Also as he also said 2 of those plugs do look weird but could just be the photo. If a plug was too long it would be hitting the piston, so not really a head problem then.

 

What i don't understand is why they have taken the valves out, you'd usually only do that if there is a problem with a valve, valve seat or valve guide.

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plugs not indexed and whats happening with the one on the far right ?

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Has it been  run it low on water, engine  overheated and has warped the head ,the plugs look a bit of a light colour, if though it has got a bit hot.  

 

 

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What happens when the plug is changed? May be as simple as a shorting insulator on the plug itself.

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Zoom in on the port to the left of the arrow....is that a hole? About 5-8 mm

 

Do the same on the corresponding port of the cylinder to the left. Is that a gaping hole?

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