Author Topic: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool  (Read 1089 times)

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Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« on: June 22, 2016, 09:30:29 PM »
Can someone refer me to a spark plug socket wrench/size that will remove the UPPER plugs on my 2008 California Vintage?  The socket in my tool kit is too wide and thick to fit amongst the fins.

Thanks to all for the ongoing help with my CalVin saga.

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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 09:51:39 PM »
See if the auto parts store can get you a thin wall socket, nothing special needed beyond that!
Sorry I couldn't be more precise with my answer.
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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 10:24:06 PM »
....or flag down the Snap On truck.
They use great steel and can maintain strength while keeping their sockets thin.
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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 07:04:39 AM »
  Buy a 5/8" spark plug socket and grind down the last 3/4" or so until it's very thin. That's what I use, and it works well.

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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 08:28:29 AM »
Is 5/8 the right size for the upper plug?  I thought we needed a metric size.

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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 08:53:12 AM »
Bought mine on amazon.  Comes with extension that has a little give built in for tight corners

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039LB8PI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 09:11:18 AM »
Also, it's not something you need to do often.

If you don't have the ability to grind down a socket by hand, or don't want to spend money on a Snap-On, let us know where you're located. Perhaps someone would be willing to loan you one.

If you're anywhere near south Jersey I know I'd loan you mine.

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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 09:34:35 AM »
Bought mine on amazon.  Comes with extension that has a little give built in for tight corners

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039LB8PI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That sure looks like a knockoff of a Motion Pro tool I've been recommending for some time. (http://preview.tinyurl.com/motion-pro-tool) Here's the Motion Pro:



And the Tusk version:



I vouch for the Motion Pro's quality. $21 is not Snap-On pricing, by the way. Presuming the Tusk is the knockoff, I'd vote for buying the Motion Pro on general principles, and pay the extra $4.

5/8 and 16mm are equivalent spark plug sizes. From an NGK website: "... 5/8" (16mm) and 13/16" are the two most common plug Hex sizes...."

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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 10:09:36 AM »
Thanks, all.  I just ordered one from Harper's.

Harper's rocks, BTW.  Thanks to Robert and Mr. Harper himself.

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Re: Help Needed--CalVin Upper Spark plug Tool
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 11:00:35 AM »
Here is a very good thin walled 5/8 (16mm) socket
http://lockitsocket.com/#ls203

 


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