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Re: removing V6 spark plugs?!

To:   quattro
I had no problem removing the spark plugs. I took one of the new plugs that
I bought to the local hardware joint, HQ I think, and tried the fit on a
number of different sockets. I also picked up a 10" extension (keep it
clean!!), and attached it to the ratchet... no problems. Since we have the
same 12v V6 I would imagine that you can do this, too. You can borrow the
socket and extension if you're in my area: Metro Boston.

BTW, I think you've been pushing your luck with those original plugs, I've
heard they're good for about 30k miles. Just a rumor that I'm sure will be
beat about the head and neck on this list.

Sean Ford
'92 Audi 100CS 5-spd 35k mi

Original Message---------------------
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 20:57:11 -0500
From: Elliott Potter <epotter@abraxis.com>
>The idle on my '93 90 (V6) has been a little varied lately, and since it
>has 5 original spark plugs (~54000 miles) and one replaced plug (~30000
>miles) I figured maybe it was time to check them out.
>The only problem is, I can't *get* them out!  I got my handy little
>spark plug wrench from a metric socket set that was about 10 years
>old--it was far too big to fit in the little hole around the spark
>plugs.  So I bought a new one that looked smaller--no dice.
>Is there some trick to this that I'm missing?  Do I just need a smaller