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I was changing spark plug on top of engine and the plug broke the ceramic part of it and a little thing inside of the ceramic part that looks like long piece lighter flint fell down the plug hole. what can I do to get it out??

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If its the metal eletrode. a pencil magnet can retrive it . if not the top of the head has to come off.

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