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jas328sport
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Spark plug socket Reply with quote

Just been trying to change my spark plugs and I'm buggered if I can find a sodding socket that will go down inside the head, I know from measuring the new plugs that I need an 18mm socket but both the ones that I have tried from my local motor spares shop and halfords have been too thick to fit inside the head, I assume I need a thin walled socket but anyone got a link to one.
Also done an oil and filter change and the bloody o-ring supplied with the filter was too big so I had to reuse the old one so not been a very successful day so far.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a box spanner for the plug

Can get a full set from screwfix for a few quid if you can't find a single locally. Could also look in a scrap yard 👍
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers mate, I will get myself one of them
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a BGS 2464 18mm socket and worked out ok. Bought them off ebay

PLUG SPANNER 1

PLUG SPANNER 2
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers bud
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: plg span Reply with quote

I got a mac tool gen one not cheap and snap off do one too long reach prop job of ebay smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a cheap 18mm long reach socket and got a engineering place to turn it down on a lathe.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was given a snap-off plug socket that work on all 5 of my bikes.
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