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what kind of spark plug socket are you guys using to get the plugs out? Last time I did it I borrowed my mechanics, but every socket I have seems to thick to get in there...... I don't recall noticing his being overly thin but it must have been
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ok, I just ground one down to near paper thin..... then i heard i could get plugs with 5/8 hex instead of 13/16
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The spark plug removal tool that comes in the 930 tool kit has always worked the best for me as it is just the right length to clear everything and swivels slightly at the end to prevent crossthreading when reinstalling.
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ok, I just ground one down to near paper thin..... then i heard i could get plugs with 5/8 hex instead of 13/16
Been there done that! One of these days I need to buy a standard plug wrench as found in the tool kits (unfortunately, I don't have no stinkin' tool kit that came with the car).
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The factory tool kit spark plug socket is by far the best. It's perfect and nothing else even comes close... because it's the perfect length, has a thumbscrew on the end so you can use your fingers to hand start the plug nicely, and it is flexible while having a spring around it to keep it straight while at rest.

It is meant to be used with the 10mm allen wrench that comes in the origonal tool kit as a handle, but a 3/8 drive 10mm allen socket on a 3/8 drive ratchet with a flex head works better since it's easier to manuver it around AC lines and whatever else is in the way.
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+1 factory tool !!!
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I gotta try the factory tool. I've always used a socket taped to a universal and 3" extension...
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HOLY CRAP, I feel like a bone head. I pulled out the factory tool kit and there it was.. and had the allen wrench with it. what a dope!
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It's great to see others using the factory tool, I always feel like a hack using mine but I can't image how one could be better designed.
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the factory tool is awesome. i will use it always, and thank god i didn't switch to 5/8 plugs..
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its perfect for the job.
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