Yeah, the original plugs they used on these were 2 piece with a crimped on bottom and they would come apart leaving threads in and everything else out. This is a new motor and has the 1 piece spark plugs which have been in use since about 2010. They are still going to be a bit of work to change not like the old stuff.Ohhh, be careful with those spark plugs lol
Just wait until you (if ever) get in the W2W racing, then you'll know how much of a PITA it is lolFinally have 1sr track event scheduled. Going to AAA California Speedway to run the Roval course. on Nov 9 and 10th. Will have video to post and commentary about the build. Really looking forward to this outing, hopefully all will go well with no failures. Having a track only car sure causes you to haul much more stuff. It was so nice just driving to track, having fun and driving home. Oh well, it costs money to play.
I am really sorry for that. I believe you need to find a good workshop to check your car, don't know if Arnold PagParts is close to you or not.I could stick to it and fix it but I am just over it. There is hope that the damage won't be too extensive since it still runs with zero characteristic sounds of severe damage. My son is looking for a project so it will be a good fit for him. Fingers crossed that it will not take too much for him to get it where it should have been in the first place. After doing a little research it appears the plugs were too hot for the tune/fueling based on folk with similar visible plug issues. Detonation basically. Probably would have grenaded bottom end of a stock motor, this one was built for more power than we ended up with.
Very good that you will keep the car.Tuner left the PFR7's that were fine for the 91 octane tune but didn't switch to colder plugs when he tuned it for methanol. Looks like my son can't take car, so I am going to have to take care of it myself. The thread continues. I think I am going to put this thing back on the street and just go with a 91 tune with a little methanol for cooling.