Originally Posted by Ian_T_S
I picked up a Snap On Spark Plug Removal tool today and will be changing the plugs next week. If anyone needs the tool let me know, ill get rid of it after im done...
you know what, I talked to the snap-on guy. lol I actually flagged him down when he drove by. and talked to him about this tool. I can't exactly remember why, but I decided to order the Lisle tool (still through him) instead of the Snap-on tool. I forget if the Lisle tool has more threads on the tap to guarantee enough grab... or if it was the fact that the snap-on tool maybe didn't include the tool to push down the broken porcelain.
Maybe verify that you have the tool for pushing down the broken porcelain piece, BEFORE you start the job. You'll see they come out in 4 manors-
1. Complete plug comes out
2. Porcelain not broken, only the sleeve remains in the engine
3. Porcelain broken flush to the sleeve and everything else comes out.
4. Only the "jamnut" comes out, and everything else stays. In which case you need extra long needle nose pliers and you wiggle and pull until it comes out and your in condition 1,2, or 3 (above).
anyways, I have the LISLE 65600 tool. highly recommended and I'd like to see that snap-on tool. If your taking pictures to post, snap one of the tool, i think a lot of guys would like to see it.