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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Removing the Spark Plug Retainer

What do you use to remove the spark plug retainer aka cylinder head plug?
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What do you use to remove the spark plug retainer aka cylinder head plug?
You're talking about the retainer that has the two o-rings on it? with the 27mm ID? I looked high and low for even just a bolt that I could put in there, but to no avail. So I pulled the castle nut (left side) off the rear axle and used that. It's a perfect fit - just there's not much of a wall in the ring against which to seat the nut. So find your angle and tread carefully. The rings are aluminum and easy to score if you pull the nut too many times while trying to pull the ring. Once you find the angle, though, you'll be fine.

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Thats what I used too...but I loaded my socket with a paper towel so I would have some push to hold it in there.
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Thats what I used too...but I loaded my socket with a paper towel so I would have some push to hold it in there.
Great idea - hadn't thought of that!

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I made one out of a large dowel, but the second time I tried to use it the wood gave way. Glad to know about the castle nut. I will try that next time.
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I found a bolt with a 27mm head and used that. Had to go to a specialty shop that carries about any threaded fastener known to man. It cost about $2-3 or so if I remember right.

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Some FYI on this.....

27mm is very close to 1-1/16in

27mm=1.0629"
1-1/16=1.0625"

The difference (.0004") is less than 1/10 the thickness of an average human hair (.004"),
so if 1-1/16" is all you can find, it'll work just as good.


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Some FYI on this.....

27mm is very close to 1-1/16in

27mm=1.0629"
1-1/16=1.0625"

The difference (.0004") is less than 1/10 the thickness of an average human hair (.004"),
so if 1-1/16" is all you can find, it'll work just as good.
Darn it! Taken in by the metric system once again! Thanks, Hyper - I imagine finding a 1 1/16 nut is whole lot easier.

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I imagine finding a 1 1/16 nut is whole lot easier.
Let's hope so !!


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