DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
347 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just something I read on the newspaper last saturday:
Press-Enterprise, Automotive/Motoring section. 05/14/2005

If you have ever burned yourself on a hot exhaust manifold while removing spark plugs from your engine, you'll appreciate this little trick.
Next time you're at the auto parts store, have the person at the counter cut you a foot of rubber fuel line.
Why? Once you've cracked the spark plugs loose with a socket and ratchet, you simply push the hose over the end of the spark plug and begin turning. Because the hose bends, you can tackle the spark plug from just about any angle.
Of course, you could simple wait for the engine to cool down, however patience is not a quality that all of us exhibit. In lieu of that, there's rubber hose.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
190 Posts
I've heard that before. My spark plug socket has a rubber gasket that holds the spark plug inside it. I just put that socket on a 12" ratchet extension (1st gen 3.5, I need it anyway) and pull them out that way.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top