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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Spark plugs and removal

Hey everyone. So I picked up some iridium plugs and was about to replace them but I'm noticing for some reason my spark plugs and socket won't lock on to any of the plugs. Any tips for getting the old ones out? I'm not sure why my socket isn't working out it seems like it might be a clearance issue maybe?
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Couldn't tell from your post, are you using a socket specifically for spark plugs? They're much deeper than normal sockets and usually have an o-ring inside them to help pull the plug from the hole once it is unscrewed.

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Yes sorry for any confusion, it's a spark plug socket.
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18mm thin walled?

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18mm thin walled?
I've been successful with an 18mm spark plug socket without the wall being thin. The most trouble I had was the retail auto parts guy saying an 18mm spark plug socket didn't exist. Ultimately got it from Home Depot. I wanted to take it to the auto parts guy to show him the mythical 18mm spark plug socket.

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I think I need a thin walled one. I can get two out of four no problem. It's the two further into the cylinder head that are giving me issues. Any tips for shaving down my socket?
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Craftsman also has a thin wall 18mm, which can now be purchased at Lowes it seems
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I found the socket at Ace hardware. Craftsman 18mm thin wall.
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I found the Kawasaki OEM thin walled 18mm socket on Amazon for $15.00. Anyone have a recommendation on plugs?
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