Spark plug socket extension lenght

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cythraul
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Spark plug socket extension lenght

Post by cythraul » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:51 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm preparing to change my first set of spark plugs. As a want to be mechanic, I've documented myself and I'm ready.. except that I'm not certain what's the length of socket extender I need to reach the plugs.

I can't find that piece of information. I tried to deduct this from the length of the coils but I can't find the specs either.

Would this tool be deep enough? It has a total length of 6 inches.

http://www.gearwrench.com/gearwrench-80 ... ocket.html

Thanks!
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Mark
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Re: Spark plug socket extension lenght

Post by Mark » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:56 pm

It should work. I have the 9" version, which makes it a bit easier to spin the plugs out by hand once they're broke loose.
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Re: Spark plug socket extension lenght

Post by zbyers » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:32 am

that would work, coupled with an extension itself. they're not toooooo deep, but if you have around a 9" like Mark said, it makes it much easier.
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cythraul
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Re: Spark plug socket extension lenght

Post by cythraul » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:39 am

Thanks guys, I ordered the 11-inch version (could not find a 9-inch.)

http://www.gearwrench.com/gearwrench-39 ... t-5-8.html

Cheers!
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