I have a Kona Jake (specs here) with Shimano M520 pedals and I noticed that one of my pedals wasn't quite all the trough the crank arm compared to the other pedal, see images below:
The difference isn't much but I tried to tighten and then tried to remove the pedal (2nd image) but found it stuck. Nearest I can tell, it's either cross threaded or some type of galvanized bonding took place. However, my gut is leaning toward cross threading as I did use an anti-seize compound (Park Tool ASC-1) before originally installing the pedals.
My question is not on how to remove the pedal but the dangers or complications I might encounter if I leave the pedal as is. Please note, I don't have the problem with the pedal placement nor is there any play or free movement in the pedal at all. And I am worried about prematurly damaging the crank arms if I force the pedal out.
It's also important to note that the pedals have been installed for just over a year at this point. Also, when trying to remove the pedal I used a filzer pedal tool but didn't use penetraiting oil or anything like that.
So again, what are the dangers or complications I could encounter if I leave the pedal in it's current state?
Thank you kindly,