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Old 12 May 2009, 07:54   #1
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Yam 4hp spark plug removal

anyone give any tips on how to remove it, well buried in the ob & seems I need a specialist tool to get it out. Should I cut an ordinary socket short to get some leverage.

I am now off to the accessory shop to see if anyone sells anything,

Thanks any advice welcome
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Old 12 May 2009, 08:58   #2
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I'd expect you would be OK with a std ' plug socket' on the end of an extension , or a specific pug removal spanner .

Both these should have a nice bit of rubber to 'hold' the plug in the socket when you pull it out.

Something like these( depening on the size of plug you have 10 or 12 mm)

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165469

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165469
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If you haven't got a socket with a rubber insert then use a telescopic magnet gadget - it will easily pull the plug out.

Sometimes the proper sparkplug sockets are too thick to fit into the hole so you have to use a slimline one with no rubber.
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too thick to fit into the hole so you have to use a slimline one with no rubber.
I dont have this problem often enough for my liking - if only ..........
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thanks guys as usual top advice.

Anyone passing this way (Denia Javea) for summer hols get in touch I take you boating.

Halfords here I come on my next UK trip.
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even a bit of blue tack in the socket helps if no rubber insert is there. and you may be better with a T bar rather than a ratchet otherwise you may not get a streight turn and may break or crack the plug .
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Goodpoint - did that on a brand new plug on the opti & they aint cheap !
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