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Yes the tubes are delicate, BUT NOT THAT DELICATE. You can push them out using finger pressure with a drill bit or any round thing that fits in the hole. As long as you do not use any more than finger pressure you should not be able to damage the tubes. They are just aluminum tubes with a few holes punched in them. As long as you have the plugs and the "pin" removed, they just slide out.

Yes you should completely remove them, otherwise you may miss a spec of grunge that could foul up things.

My opinion is also that if you have not had any kind of engine failure. one that generates grunge, flakes or debre, is that you should not even take the plugs or tubes out to begin with. If everything else is absolutely clean in the engine, then don't, if you see something anywhere in the engine, grunge, debre, anything, then do it.

To clarify, do it means, to remove EVERY plug in the engine. ESpecially the ones in the crankshaft and case. The grunge hides behind the plugs, only to come out after the engine is running.

Last edited by snowman; 12-11-2005 at 09:01 PM..
Old 12-11-2005, 08:52 PM
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