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Old 09-16-2004, 07:19 PM
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Help: Tune up/spark plugs

I know this is going to sound silly but how do I pull the plugs on my inmar 351? The socket is to long, there has to be a way without pulling the exhaust header, right!

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Old 09-16-2004, 07:32 PM
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Use a box wrench.
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Old 09-16-2004, 07:36 PM
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Use a box wrench.
That would be to darn easy. hahahaha
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:04 PM
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But it's the only way I have found to get them out quickly. If you have a spare spark plug boot or wire, use the boot to spin in off after you get it loose. You only need about 3" of the wire sticking out.
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Old 09-17-2004, 12:31 PM
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I was able to find a swivel spark plug socket at Sears. I first tried adding a swivel adaptor to my spark plug socket but it was to long. Then I found at Sears a Spark Plug Swivel Socket all in one. It fits under the exhaust manifold and makes it much easier to pull the plugs.
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Old 09-17-2004, 01:07 PM
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on my 285 ho I got a box wrench with a shorter handle. this helped quite a bit.
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:35 PM
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I used the box wrench, cleaned the distributor and she fired the first time. One hour later we were on the lake. Gotta love it!
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:45 AM
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That rear-port side plug is miserable to get out, even with the box wrench.
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