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If plug is accessible to be taken out with an easy out take out carefully if u do damage thread can fix with heli-coil new thread insert for plug with plug out check that all pieces are out run a tube hooked up to a vacuum into head toward piston and vacuum out cylinder-if plug not accessible will need to pull head to fix problem good luck

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