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Old 10-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #16
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It doesn't have to be a 16mm. A 5/8" will work fine.
Serves me right for not thinking outside the metric box. My 5/8 Mastercraft spark plug socket is 21.25mm. Bet it works just fine.


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Old 10-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #17
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Serves me right for not thinking outside the metric box. My 5/8 Mastercraft spark plug socket is 21.25mm. Bet it works just fine.


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Old 10-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #18
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And the coil stick remover of your choosing was?

i went the good ol' fingers route..



first one came out easy... second was a lot harder..

but yeah, got a firm grip on the top with one hand and pulled, while holding that little 'careful you dont break it off electrical socket' with the other and turning it from side to side (only about 5mm each way...)

did the trick..

its only 3 rubber ridges that is holding it in, once i had one out and saw this i wasnt so worried about breaking it...



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Old 10-29-2013, 05:05 AM   #19
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... Make sure you have all the tools you will need before you start, if not you will be tempted to improvise and likely break something made of plastic. Whatever it is will be expensive, too ...
That's a lesson I've "learned" more than once ...
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #20
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Another socket

My thanks to those who posted information about the outside diameter of sockets that will fit down the tunnel.

I spotted a 16mm spark plug socket by EMGO at a local dealership and picked it up for the princely sum of $7.20 Cdn. This socket has a maximum diameter of 21.0 mm so it should work nicely. It has the rubber insert to hold the head of the plug and interestingly it has a hex shaft that can be driven with a 10mm socket. The EMGO number is 84-04116. It is said to be a replacement for the Honda tool #89216-KYZ-700.

On page 76 of the EMGO catalog found here:
http://www.emgo.com/images/pdf/2013_Filter_Mirror.pdf

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #21
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I bought a pair of dual electrode irridiums, because I find they last longest and give least trouble.

Just opened her up and changed them. Didn't really put any thought into it.

That was about 40,000kms ago if the texta writing on the beer fridge is accurate.

Running sweet as.

Might check them in another 40,000.

Or I might not. Irridium, trust me, don't shell out on Platinum. Don't waste time with the standard plugs.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #22
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Perhaps vegasgsa is right
or if you have your own bench grinder you can fix one in 5 minutes.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #23
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or if you have your own bench grinder you can fix one in 5 minutes.

Do I hear an echo???

PS......I was poking at Vegas but now that he's changed his sig line it's not funny anymore.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #24
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Found the PN for the occassional use coil stick remover:

12137673248

A&S says $4.





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Old 11-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #25
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Buy the metal one, the plastic ones either break or slip on tight coil sticks. The metal one will remove even the most difficult.
BMW doesn't make tools available at dealers in some parts of the world, so depending on where you are, even the plastic one can be N/A which makes you SOL.
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