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Old 02 February 2012, 16:56   #101
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my question is where do find a proper spark plug spanner for Yamaha spark plugs!
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Your search - spark plug spanner for Yamaha spark plugs - did not match any documents.
My Argos socket set easily removed my NGK plugs.
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Old 02 February 2012, 17:00   #102
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erm...I have bought various spanners but the plugs but none fit....I have a box spanner that fits but a bit iffy...

yes - google had failed me...
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Old 03 February 2012, 05:21   #104
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erm...I have bought various spanners but the plugs but none fit...
On my old Yam 50 I used a Halfords spark plug socket with a standard socket set and it was fine (I seem to have two different size spark plug sockets which have so far fitted every spark plug across outboards and car engines).
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Old 03 February 2012, 06:58   #105
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We were on the canal in my SIB and I had to steer in to the side to let a boat past. The prop hit something and I lost drive.
The split pin had sheared and I was able to change it as I had a spare with me, plus a pair of long nose pliers.
It would have taken about 3 hours to row back to where we parked the van.
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I have two spark plug sockets both don't fit. it's the first generation of yamaha 50 four stroke , only spanner that fitted was a chainsaw spanner!
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Ouch - I suppose that at least the chainsaw spanner is light to carry around !
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I have two spark plug sockets both don't fit. it's the first generation of yamaha 50 four stroke , only spanner that fitted was a chainsaw spanner!

Brilliant image of trying to change plugs with an actual chainsaw
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Remove outboard using chainsaw
Change spark plugs using chainsaw spanner
Refit outboard
Done ...
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OK I'm convinced about the plugs and now the split pin (but I need to practice removing the prop in the garage first)

Just the starter cord and propeller left for experience of need.
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