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    anyone ever use this on 08rt

    http://www.carsparkplugs.com/view-pr...x?productid=99

    They're inexpensive. Just wondering if they're thin enough to fit down the hole to reach the plug
    Anthony S.
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    I have not used it. But I will wager that it will work. The tubular tend to be thinner walled, and it would appear that the reach is long enough to go in.
    But, it cannot be used to torque the plugs.
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    If you check the first post of this link you wil see what I use

    Lots cheaper and works well

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=35445
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    That one works? Ok, I'm on my way to Harbor Freight.
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    On both my wife's hex and my cam
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    Better to get something you can connect to your torque wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    If you check the first post of this link you wil see what I use

    Lots cheaper and works well

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=35445
    The problem I'm having now with using a 5/8' spark plug socket with an extension is the extension want to disengage from the socket and the socket is still stuck tight on the plug. 5/8' is a bit tight . Maybe I'll take a file to it.

    Does the socket you're using do that?
    Anthony S.
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    Grinder Floride, grinder. Oh, Sloride.
    Use a grinder. Yes, it's not unusual. There are several known applications that actually require a slim line socket, which, if it cannot commercially be found, must result from grinding one down.
    Don't use a cheap socket, and don't grind too much, or it will break.
    Some of the sockets are just pathetically thick. Particularly the impact ones.
    The metal tube variety is the thinnest, but usually those cannot be torqued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloride View Post
    5/8' is a bit tight ... Does the socket you're using do that?
    No.

    It's not the "5/8" it's the outside diameter of your socket. It's NOT sticking on the plug, it's jamming in the hole. BTW, Europeans refer to these sparkplugs as 16 mm.

    Hazet 4766 left over from previous gasoline Mercedes works fine for me. Universal not needed and complicates setting torque, but it basically works. Cheapest source will be Mercedes dealer using 112 589 01 09 00

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    Snap on makes one, kinda expensive, but considering all the problems that have occurred with wrong socket it's worth the extra cost

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    Sorry
    Snap on part #S9720KA
    Socket spark plug deep 5/8
    $56 ouch worth it though if you ever had a socket jam up

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    That SnapOn looks quite thick. However, it may work since it is 5/8" rather than 16mm, and thus doesn't get stuck in the head, because it is a tad smaller.
    5/8" amounts to 15.875mm. And, if the plug fits into it, will work.
    When those sockets get stuck into the head, usually, there is no problem if you can figure a way to stick something in there to pull it out. Coat hanger or something.
    dc

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    Let me clarify. The socket isn't binding in the cylinder head plug hole. It's binding on the plug. Getting a spark plug out is no problem. Putting a plug in then pulling the wrench back out causes the socket extension to pull free of the socket. That's why I mentioned filing the inside of the 5/8 socket to loosen it up a bit
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    There's just more friction on the socket-plug than on the extension-socket

    When I do get a plug out it's difficult to pull the spark plug out of the socket

    Maybe I'll just weld the extension on the socket. That'll work
    Anthony S.
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    Hmmm. I never had the problem. I just did a car with those super deep plugs. The secret then is to unthread the plug fully, all the way out of the threads, then pull it out. Rather than pulling when there are still threads.
    My problem with the car was the plug falls out of the plug wrench, as the foam rubber in there, which is meant to hold the plug into the socket, is old, greasy, and doesn't hold the plug any more. Bingo, a small magnet on a telescoping metal wand.
    In fact, the old trick used to be, if you didn't have a plug wrench, stuff a little newspaper or other paper into the socket, to get the plug to stick into the socket. That way it doesn't drop out onto the ground and you can inspect it.
    dc

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    I never start a plug using a socket, afraid of cross threading, use a straight piece of hose about 6" long over the ceramic end turning the hose starts the plug you'll feel if it isn't threading correctly
    Hint a dab of spark plug antiseize on the threads works wonders for the next removal

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