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system100m

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plug location too deep inside engine...
« on: July 23, 2019, 03:57:47 AM »
I wanted to replace the plug and then found that the plug is placed way deep inside the engine closure, in a way that it can easily fall into the engine area if not pulled or pushed in with special tools... this is the first time I encounter something like this!

Is anyone familiar with it ? how do you change it without risking it falling in there ?

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Re: plug location too deep inside engine...
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 07:16:45 PM »
Without a pic it's tough to say for sure, but some plug wrenches do have a rubber insert that will hold onto the plug for ya for exactly this reason.
Assuming you don't bang it around too much on the way out that'd do it.
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Re: plug location too deep inside engine...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 05:35:38 AM »
I had this exact problem on a Symphony 150. The plug fell. I just needed to remove the cover to the air cooler and the plug fell out. I can recommend the Gedore Red spark pug spanner as it seems to hold onto the plug a lot better than the cheap one I originally used.

Hope this helps.

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Re: plug location too deep inside engine...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 09:38:21 PM »
Use a plug socket with something to hold the plug in (Rubber ring), then add a long-ish extention so the plug can be controlled. The last thing you want is a cross-threaded plug.

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