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Username Post: #5 Spark Plug on my 454 / steering box        (Topic#361517)
Duke 
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06-25-20 07:30 AM - Post#2797149    

It's a PITA to change the #5 spark plug on my 454 with the header and steering box setup. I made my own custom spark plug socket by cutting it down about 25% and use and open end 13/16 wrench. It gets the job done, but anyone use anything else?

Thinking about purchasing and giving it a try the next time around:

Tusk Low Profile Spark Plug Wrench 13/16" Motorcycle Dirt Bike ATV UTV Enduro




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55MAS 
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06-25-20 01:48 PM - Post#2797178    
    In response to Duke

  • Duke Said:
It's a PITA to change the #5 spark plug on my 454 with the header and steering box setup. I made my own custom spark plug socket by cutting it down about 25% and use and open end 13/16 wrench. It gets the job done, but anyone use anything else?

Thinking about purchasing and giving it a try the next time around:

Tusk Low Profile Spark Plug Wrench 13/16" Motorcycle Dirt Bike ATV UTV Enduro





Due to the angle of the counterbore that the plug fits down into and the surrounding head material, not to forget the header, I don't see that tool working. You said the modified socket and wrench get's the job done. I wouldn't waste the money.










 
Duke 
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06-26-20 07:10 PM - Post#2797270    
    In response to 55MAS

I agree. Frustrating all the same. Blood, sweat and tears...gotta love it :nahnah :

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larrybrowningmauldin 
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07-18-20 08:31 AM - Post#2798989    
    In response to Duke

In the past, I have had to use an open-end wrench on a cut down spark plug to slowly remove a plug..one being a year-old 66 Gran Prix and later an el Camino with headers. If mechanics were easy, too many people would be blessed with classics.We are special.



 


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