Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Camaro
Did you ever have to remove and replace either your spark plugs, a customers or a friend and find out first hand how miserable it can be to take them out using a spark plug socket and extension?
You find yourself at times possibly cross threading the plugs into the block due to poor accessibility of the plugs and you find yourself limited to the degree of turns the ratchet can actually turn the plug into the block due to a very very tight situation....well here is your answere...and no it is not let someone else do it for you, but rather over the millions of years I been around cars I learned from others and still am learning from aothers just as you are doing reading these "tips" you come accross.
With a new or old spark plug in your hand go down to your local Auto Zone or Discount Auto Store and purchase a piece of neoprene fuel line approximately six inches long and one that struggles to be pushed onto the silver tip mounted on the top of the spark plug... I knoew it sounds stupid and sound too cheap to really work but guess what....out of all the sears Craftsman specialty spark plug flex sockets and extensions this one really does the trick.
Once you have it attached to the tip of the spark plug you have a real tight fitted swivel tool that will adapt to any contortion you put it to...you will find the plug hole threads in the block and get the plug started simply by "twisting" the rubber hose in the direction of tightening and Walla the spark plug sets itself up for the final tightening with the plug ratchet and socket and you are done....no fuss no muss...no stripped threads into the spark holes, you can do the same method for removal once you break the spark plug loose with the ratchet and spark plug socket and it only costs you pennies on the dollar, buy a good length of this hose so you can cut to any proper length you will need for different difficult to reach spark plugs.
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