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    Fire up the Quattro!

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    How do YOU do it on your V6??

    Guys,

    Getting the plugs out of my V6 is a right 'mare!! I have a long spark plug tube that reacehs down nicely but its slightly too fat and therefore catches in the deep hole. I can't feel if the plugs are nicely seated and tight or not.

    So, I went and bought one of these: 1746 LASER TOOLS Spark Plug Spanner - 300mm x 10/14mm | eBay

    And it's exactly the same thing when trying remove or fit the plugs.

    So what tool do you guys use to reach in nice and deep to grab the plugs with??

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    Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Ive used two 1/4'' drive extension before now and placed the top of the Plug in the 1/4" drive (female ratchet side) and apply pressure to the side and slide the plug up the deep arse hole. Have done this on the 1.8t aswel as there deep arse holes on them aswel.
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    I dont a 1/4" drive spark socket though....Suppose i could buy one tomorrow and see if it works.
    2002 2.5 V6 Quattro
    Mods Done: Q5 Rear aero wiper. Front ambient light install. Led number plate lens. Towbar with 13pin electrics.
    Mods to complete: Sport shocks to go with Eibach pro springs. Fit 17" 5 star matt black wheels. Fix lack of torque at low revs. Get a custom exhaust system fitted.

    FOR SALE - Eibach Pro Sport springs for a 2.5 V6 B6/7 PM ME.

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    Don't need a socket to take them out a 3/8" spark plug socket should do but my socket has lost the rubber insert that grips the plug so I use a 1/4" drive extension and place the top of the spark plug in the 'square' 1/4" insert of the extension the bit where your ratchet goes then apply pressure to the side and it will hold the plug just so you can slide it out !
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    i use a halfords 3/8" spark plug socket on the 1.8T and it just fits down the hole.

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    Hi I use a length of hose pipe to pull the plugs out
    When I put the plugs back I do the same you can use
    the hose to start turning the plug finger tight then pull the hose off.
    Hope this helps
    James

 

 

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