I'm embarrassed to post this, but I think I damaged my cylinder head today on my W123.
I pulled the plugs to check them, they all came out easily. Putting the first one back (no 1), I thought I got a few turns by hand, then put the socket on it. After a few turns (too many) I decided it did not feel right, too hard. I went ahead with the other 5 (M110 engine, ali head) to compare, they all went in as expected, very easy. I then removed no 2 and tried that plug in no 1, just in case it was the plug, no joy.
My mate is a fitter, I rang him and he suggested a cleaning tap. We had a really bad phone connection so could not finish the conversation, will try again tomorrow. But in the meantime, what's your thoughts? I'm worried a tap will drop filings into the cylinder.
I know about heli coils (sp?) but any suggestions without removing the head?
Could I take a chance with a tap?
Yours. kicking himself, in Dublin