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Went to put plugs in engine and the plug is an 18 but when i try to put the socket into the port to tighten the plug the socket doesnt fit.. Is there a special socket for this and if so where can i get it?

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There is such a thing as a "thin wall" deep well socket ... you may need this specialty socket to install your plugs.

Honda may offer a special tool for this procedure too ... Check with your Honda shop mechanic or parts counter person.

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