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Old 02-26-2003, 11:49 AM   #1
BlueTDimly
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Question What tool do you use to reach/change spark plugs?

After starting to change my plugs this morning and remembering that it was going to take longer than I thought, I got curious -- what tools do you use to change plugs on your Forester?

I use a 3/8" socket extension that's probably 6-9" long, with flex joint on the end that the ratchet is attached to. The difficulty I have is that the spark plug hole is too deep/narrow to try to do any kind of finger tightening of the plug as you'd normally do to check for proper threading.

I also have a flexible metal grabber tool that I use to pull the plugs out (if they don't come out with the socket end itself.

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Peter
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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What you need to find is a suitable Craftsman 3/8 drive extension with a knurled section on the shaft (for hand threading the plugs) and a "wobble" head (this eliminates the flex attachment)

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Old 02-26-2003, 01:31 PM   #3
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I used a piece if gas line tubing to stick in the holesto get the plugs out before. I think last time though I used a magnet Forester plugs are easy. WRX plugs I have found are impossible..

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