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  1. simon klein

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    Yep,Marc 0417776216.
     
  2. Steve355F1

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    Thanks, but I managed to bumble my way through.
    Job done, and she’s running beautifully. :)
     
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  3. Aircon

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    Helpful as always
     
  4. moretti

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    Quick !!

    Go buy a lottery ticket !!!

    Your luck can't last forever :p
     
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  5. Horse

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    Stop it.


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  6. Maranello550

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    Good Job Steve!! Now you can go in and pour your supervisors a scotch....Looks like they have had a hard day....:)
     
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  7. Steve355F1

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    I wish! But I've just arrived at work...

    Don't feel too sorry for me though - today has been an interesting illustration of what happens when you've only got one jet.
    Even though I've been on call since 10am, the early pilot got tasked to fly it to Alice, so I knew I wasn't going to be called for 5 hours at least.
    So I decided to do the spark plugs. Hmmm, I guess that means I got paid to change the plugs.
    Does that now make me a professional mechanic?! :p
     
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  8. IanB

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    No. If you were a professional mechanic, you'd have charged to change the plugs, but not actually done it.

    You would however have applied tyre shine to the wheels :)
     
  9. Horse

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    Olio


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  10. Aircon

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    Sad but true!
     
  11. FazzerPorscheman

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    From my experience, leave the rubber piece in the socket when you pull the plug out. When you go to put a plug in, first put in by hand (if you are able) then remove the rubber before you tighten off.

    That way the socket will come out easily when you are finished.
     
  12. Horse

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    Really?


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  13. FazzerPorscheman

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    Yes. It does for me. Perfectly.
     
  14. robbo mcs

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    1) The black stuff is dialectric grease. It’s a silicone based grease some people use to stop water or condensation getting down around the plugs. They smear it around the sides of the coilpack. I’ve never felt the need to use it, but on my racecars I change the plugs and coils relatively frequently
    2) Buy a good quality socket and extension;) or just hope and pray:D
     
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  15. Maranello550

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    Robbo he needs all the advice he can get.....:)
     
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  16. greg246

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    Maybe just a simple “Stop it”
     
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  17. Horse

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    Stop what?


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  18. Ferraridoc

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    Get one of your referring GPs to drop around with a canister of liquid nitrogen
     
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  19. Maranello550

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    Poor Ian....:)
     
  20. Gizzi

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    To me, it looks like whoever fitted the coils has put a smear of silicone or something similar, in an attempt to try and hold the coils in the cylinder. There is no need to do this. They are Bosch coils, and are designed to just push into the cylinder and on to the spark plug. There is a ‘handle’ on top of the coil to enable you to remove it easily. I’ve seen many people (mechanics included) not seat spark plugs correctly and the coil gets blown off the plug by the escaping gasses from the cylinder creating enough pressure to pop them out, hence some people adding silicone etc to keep the coils in the cylinder.
    As for the plug socket staying on the extension, I’m sorry to say mate, but perhaps the extension or plug socket are a little inferior in quality, or the end of your extension/receptacle in the socket, is worn and you need new ones.


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  21. Steve355F1

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    Not shure what rubber piece you’re referring to?
    This is the 5/8 socket I used, along with a simple 12” extension into my ratchet thingy I already had.
    In the end I found if I just jiggled it around a lot while pulling it out (hmmmm) it came out after a few goes.

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  22. PAP 348

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    Huh! Any excuse baby!!

     
  23. Steve355F1

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    Correct on all counts.
    The coils come out easily and click back on nicely. No issues at all there.
    And yes, my tools are about as cheap and nasty as you could get! :p
     
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  24. FazzerPorscheman

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    #2524 FazzerPorscheman, Jun 17, 2019
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    All my spark plug sockets have a piece of rubber in the bottom of them.

    It is shaped to fit in the bottom and grip the terminal to make it easy to extract from the head. When I need to, I remove the rubber so that when I've finished putting the new plug in, it will release it without trying to pull it back out again.

    Are you using a spark plug socket or just a normal socket?

    Perhaps that is the problem.

    Looks like this.
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  25. PAP 348

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    This is what master mechanic Pap uses to remove and fit new spark plugs.

    It's a 20cm long piece of thick rubber that fits all spark plugs.

    I own an NGK brand one that is around 20 years old now.

    Remove that annoying rubber insert in your spark plug socket and toss it in the bin.

    Once you loosen the spark plug, slip this rubber tool down onto the plug and wind it out.

    Refit the new plug with the same rubber tool the same way and then tighten it with the socket again.

    https://tridon.com.au/products/Toledo/17/327587/dashboard-and-radio/409516/spark-plug-installation-tools/428046/302157
     

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