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I cant get the socket onto the spark plug down in the hole:confused: what size socket do u guys use for this i was using a 21mm spark plug socket.
 

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It's a standard size spark plug socket but the tool kits all came with a proper tool with a 'T' at the turning end that is simple and works well. The socket end needs to have a universal and a firm rubber insert for lifting the plug. I would say try to come up with the correct tool it makes life a whole lot easier. There are plenty of these around.
 

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I cant get the socket onto the spark plug down in the hole:confused: what size socket do u guys use for this i was using a 21mm spark plug socket.
The standard tool that came with the car works perfectly. It has a u-joint to make removal of some of the hard-to-reach plugs near the brake MC possible.

It is usually right next to the jack under the spare tire :)
 

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your having the problem i had....most "new" spark plug sockets are WAY to large..you need a somewhat thin wall socket...the second problem is that 10-1 odds your valve covers were not aligned properly when they were last removed and reinstalled

what ive found best is pull the valve covers and take 3 VERY tight fitting sockets and stick them into the spark plug holes then put the valve cover back on , then remove the sockets..thus giving a 100% perfect alignment on the valve covers to the heads making "most" common spark plug sockets fit
 

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your having the problem i had....most "new" spark plug sockets are WAY to large..you need a somewhat thin wall socket...
Of course, 10 minutes on a grinder will turn any cheapo spark plug socket into a "thin wall" socket :D

Seriously, grind down a socket and keep it with the car so it'll always be there for you.

Joe
 

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USAG an Italian tool maker, makes a very nice thin walled spark plug socket with a universal T wrench attached. Works great, I think I got mine thorough Griots Garage.
 

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spark plug socket

ya i will just grind down the crapy socket i have. I looked under my spare but nothing was there.
 

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If you contact one of the many repair shops that do Alfas, I'm sure that they would have a few spark plug tools laying around from wrecked cars. In the meantime, grind away, that will work. The factory tool in this case is almost indispensable, and probably cheap used.
 

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A 13/16 Craftsman sparkplug socket from Sears fits.
Jes
 
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