Technical Spark plug socket

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Technical Spark plug socket

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Can anybody recommend a particular spark plug tool or socket I can buy to change my plugs?
I've ordered the plugs and a set of leads from euro car parts, just need a good gadget to get the plugs out.
Thanks ??


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8 valve or 16..??, :confused:
I tend to use a basic plug socket, ,BUT with a "knuckle" / U.J. ( universal joint)
on the extension bar, ;)

as the 8v engine needs a few odd angles to get the plugs in + out.., :(
remember screw the plug in by hand until tight. then back-out 3 x turns,
if it feels really sloppy after 3 turns..you were in there cross threaded..!!:eek:

I've actually got a 3/8" extension with a "screwdriver" type handle on the end.. this is invaluable for nipping-up every nut, bolt, plug, etc, before torqueing down,

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3/8" ratchet with a pivoting handle, great for tight spaces,

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if you're spending money on basic hand tools, - buy something useful..!!, (y)
charlie
 
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iirc its a 16mm socket??

I have wobble extension bars and its nice and easy
Using those U/J are pointless sometimes....

When putting new ones back in, use your fingers on the extension bar - to gently wind it in
then with plug right down - you can then nip the plugs up


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Can anybody recommend a particular spark plug tool or socket I can buy to change my plugs?
I've ordered the plugs and a set of leads from euro car parts, just need a good gadget to get the plugs out.
Thanks ??


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Sorry it's an 8v 1.2 ?


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I must be boring no great advice here i just use an off the shelf spark plug socket.....

a decent halfords socket set will usually have everything you need
 

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take the rubber out of the socket as these cause plugs to break because you cant feel anything
 
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