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Old 10-28-2015, 03:43 PM   #1
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Socket size for spark plug.

2000 boxster s, got first coil off and noticed my socket was too big. What size do I need.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Do you have new plugs you're installing? Check one of them.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:00 PM   #3
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Coming tomorrow. I am breaking into steps so I don't get totally frustrated. I can get the socket tomorrow if I know the size.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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5/8" I believe.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:29 PM   #5
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:54 PM   #6
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I've got this one and I love it, used it when I did mine.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0014ZVSVK/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1446084254&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=spark+plug+socket&dpPl=1&dpID=31PoZeKjXdL&ref=plSrch#
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:59 PM   #7
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16 mm is the size
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:56 PM   #8
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That's a good looking socket. I may have to get one. Thanks for sharing!


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Old 10-29-2015, 03:12 AM   #9
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Just ordered one on Ebay for $16.95 free shipping!
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:59 AM   #10
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I have only removed one coil thus far. Question, I did not disconnect the wire to the coil before pulling out which I guess I should have. Could I have done any damage, it wasn't a real struggle pulling out. For the remaining five, how hard to disconnect?

Borrow 5/8 from bud with. A 6 and 8 inch extender. Will try tonight.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:04 PM   #11
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It's not hard to remove the wire harness going to the coil. You will not get them crossed up either as the wire lenghth dictates what wires hook up to what coil.
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:51 AM   #12
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They make a spark plug specific socket. It has a retainer in it so you snap in the plug and start it with the extension attached. Snap On, Craftsman etc.
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