I don't have an impact, or a 14mm allen wrench, so i'm using a 14mm bolt with a couple nuts to act as a driver.. mixed success, but eventually i will be able to deliver torque to these plugs. before I do something stupid, can someone enlighten me as to the expected breakaway torque to bust these free? last thing I want is a fubar'd head after putting in the work of changing out all the exhaust valve guides and verifying that this sumbitch is still in spec..
so, if anyone has actually removed these plugs before, please share your experience. my concern is causing damage since i do not have an impact to use.. but if an impact is really the only practical way to do it, so be it. just confirm it for me please.. can't find much information online or in the service manual regarding these oil passage plugs.
1997 civic ex d16y8 p2j vtec