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straightnastyv6
04-13-2011, 07:31 PM
how in the hell do you get to 2 and 4 spark plug thats a bunch of bullshit :banghead::banghead::banghead:

3.8blackmaro
04-13-2011, 07:37 PM
Patience and this http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=hand&item_ID=76029&group_ID=19831&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog. Its very possible to do though.

straightnastyv6
04-13-2011, 08:12 PM
ok say i dont have that tool. i can get the socket on the spark plug but i can not get the rachet on?

3.8blackmaro
04-13-2011, 08:36 PM
Does your socket have the ability to use a wrench on it? That's the only way.

straightnastyv6
04-14-2011, 05:21 PM
yea it does but its to hard

freakv6
04-14-2011, 05:51 PM
Oh the joy of headers, it really does help with this (besides making the number 4 plug a bitch)

3.8blackmaro
04-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Agreed, headers make it a 15 min job, but back to the op, its possible believe me I've done it multiple times. It's just a pain in the arse to do.

Bonemaro
04-14-2011, 08:25 PM
Oh the joy of headers, it really does help with this (besides making the number 4 plug a bitch)

Amen... :dis: My problem child right there.

3.8blackmaro
04-14-2011, 08:27 PM
I find 6 to be the sucky one with the headers on.

tkoforpresident
04-14-2011, 08:39 PM
Mine are always easy. 3.4 ftw

black heartbeat
04-14-2011, 09:05 PM
its not that hard use a box end on a spark plug socket and pull the starter to get at them from the bottom

3.8blackmaro
04-14-2011, 10:19 PM
There is no need to pull the starter to get to #3 plug, just patience and a good wrench.

black heartbeat
04-14-2011, 11:17 PM
There is no need to pull the starter to get to #3 plug, just patience and a good wrench.
Sorry v8 reference! and you might as well pull the starter....because.......you can.....and its right there....shut up!

3.8blackmaro
04-14-2011, 11:59 PM
Ah yea the lt1s are evil for spark plugs, and this guy thinks the 3.8s are bad.

xpbr2000
04-15-2011, 12:05 AM
i only got one of these "flex adapter"and it helps. you gotta be careful not to break the plug tightening it though. I use a spark plug socket this and a 3' & 6" extension to change mine. "stock exhaust"

http://junkyardtools.com/catalog/images/Adapter_Craftsman_3-8_universal-01.jpg

93jbird
04-19-2011, 08:55 PM
big hands small wrench pull the motor very easy then lol i pulled 3 plugs on the driver side and the girl i got the car from put champion plugs in it i wouldn't put it in my lawn mower

straightnastyv6
05-16-2011, 09:56 PM
Ah yea the lt1s are evil for spark plugs, and this guy thinks the 3.8s are bad.
i have a 1996 impala ss i know those are a bitch to but i just pull the headers every time i change the spark plugs i done it evry time and im getting pretty good at doing that

Mike L
04-01-2012, 01:33 PM
I went to the link you posted, and the page was not available. Can you re-post the link, it seems like that tool would save me from getting an head ache.

xpbr2000
04-01-2012, 10:42 PM
Hello Mike! Welcome to the site.

here is another link to the socket click me (http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=644223&group_ID=682000&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog) :D

if you go to snapon's site the model number of the socket is S9724RHS "Socket, Spark Plug, Low Profile, 5/8", 6-point, 5/8" external hex". just in case the site changes the link again :wavey:

fbodyrs96
04-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Dam, that one cost more than slp's.

Mike L
04-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Thanks XPBR 2000

I finished changing my plugs and wires. Took me about an hour. For the Number 4 plug I used a 5/8 regular socket attached to a 2-3inch extender that was attached to the Universal joint connector which was attached to two long extenders about 9 to 12 inches in length. The hardest part was gaining enough torque to free up the number 4 spark plug. Oh, by the way those two long extenders were at an angle away from the engine, leaning towards the hydraulic hood lifter. Reading all these posts did help a lot. Oh and sorry if I didn't use the correct names for the tools that I used. All I know is that I just grab anything that works LOL .

xpbr2000
04-02-2012, 12:49 AM
No problem. feel free to start a thread in the new members section and introduce yourself. throw some pic up of your ride. :wavey: