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    Posted: 14 June 2007 at 4:16am
Am i being as thick as I think I'm being?

I'm trying to remove the spark plugs from my 1600 engine..... the access is terrible.

any hints ?
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I usually use a spark plug socket with a universal joint attatched then an extension bar then ratchet.
1 thing you have to be really carefull of but is not to overtighten them. The plug will strip the threads out of the head if you give it too much.
 
Why not do the service once the engine is out of the car? access will not be an issue then and you can use my starting gear to start the engine on the floor.
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I thought about taking it out but then there would be the hassle or getting it hooked up to the battery and petrol and all that jazz.

As long as I know access is pretty bad and I'm not missing some simple trick I'll keep plugging away.

I've taken tomorrow off to go buy the parts I need and a bigger angle grinder Big%20smile

I'm heading through to the Black and decker shop in Livingstone, get some really good bargins there.
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