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1999 E300D Glow Plug Change--I NEED A REAMER TOOL AND ADVICE

I'm looking for the reamer tool and an explanation on how to use it correctly. I've seen some of these tools for sale, but they are kind of pricey. Anyone know a source for an inexpensive one? Or does anyone have one they don't need anymore and want to sell? Or loan? This is the first time I've changed glow plugs and I'm looking for some detail on exactly what needs to be done when cleaning with the reamer. PB Blaster and Kroil have been recommended. Is one better for this job?

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There nothing more expensive than cheap tool. I am just dealing with injectors on cdi engine and just the tip for sliding hammer was over $70. But I can't imagine the consequences if I would damage head of frozen injector. Can you imagine cost of replacing the head?
I've been using PB Blaster with very good results. Leaving it overnight is recommended. Heard that Kroil is good too, but never used.
Glow plug have soft hand. It is recommended to get a 12 point box, or socket shaped to grab the hex below the corners. Only very expensive tools have that option.
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If you're still looking, contact me oflist. I have the reamer, tap to clean up the threads in the glow plug hole and a few sockets to use when doing the glow plugs on a 606 engine.

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