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Old 12-03-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Spark Plug Tube Removal Tool

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Old 12-04-2016, 02:38 AM   #2
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Has been discussed/debated at length.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:22 AM   #4
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Yes. That tool works very well. Clean the tube thoughly then wrap the plug with sandpaper. The secret is not to tighten the plug too much. Tighten it a bit and pull on it. The plug should pull out. Repeat and eventually the tube will pop out.
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~4.5" bolt, 2 nuts, 2 washers, and optional scrap of rubber tubing.


I built one after seeing this thread: Spark plug tubes

healthservices even made an animation of it in use. For me it has worked flawlessly.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:42 PM   #6
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78F350 has the best practical suggestion- again !
#5 is way better than the bung in my experience.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:19 AM   #7
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Yet another DIY Spark Tube tool.

This worked for me, just a short threaded 3/4"x 2" PVC nipple with an end cap.

I threaded it slightly into the spark tube and with a bit of wiggling out they came without removing the spark plugs first.


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So with the # 5 process does the washer fit the groove that the O-ring is in or does it try and catch the very back of the tube it self.? Thanks
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Thanks jvfante..I will also try that process,.Maybe I was tightening the boat plug to tight but not sure how that would result in it always pulling out. Thanks !
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So with the # 5 process does the washer fit the groove that the O-ring is in or does it try and catch the very back of the tube it self.? Thanks
Very back of the tube.
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Old 08-27-2023, 01:48 PM   #11
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I've used all three. In order of effectiveness:
3/4" pipe with 3/4" handle
Lag bolt and washers
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https://www.rauchandspiegel.com/product/ultimate-porsche-986-996-spark-plug-removal-tool/
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Old 12-16-2023, 01:52 PM   #14
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I just did mine using a 5” bolt, two washers and two nuts. I used one of the washers at the end to tug on (similar to what many here have done). They popped right out and the new tubes and o rings fit a little more snug.

Of note, all of my coil packs and tubes looked great, but I put new ones in anyway bc I don’t want to go back in there for a long time. Fitting my torque wrench for the spark plugs was challenging in some areas. Removing the engine cover helped a lot on the passenger side.

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