Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Railton, Tasmania, Australia
Re: Tool for spark plug removal
Just a tip - If the leads are dry and tight on the spark plugs, then it may be possible as you suggest, that the spark plugs haven't been out of the head for a very long time. That being the case, it may pay to be careful during the undoing process, typically the spark plug may pick up some aluminium thread on the way out if the threads are really dry. I suggest if this starts to occur, to spray some penetrating fluid in around the base of the spark plug then work it back and forth in the hope of adding some lube to the threads. Then carefully try to undo it completely. Otherwise it may be a helicoil insert for the spark plug thread(s).
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