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    Spark plug removal socket, is it a special one?

    Guys,

    I jus changed the oil, oil filter and air filter from my engine today but i was unable to remove my spark plugs. I had the correct size socket head but it was too big to fit down the hole of there the spark plug sits.

    Is there any special socket needed to remove the plugs, is it a special VAG made one. All the the socket heads i tried fit the plug but cannot fit down the hole to where the plug sits.

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    Its really winding me up, i bet its a socket that only audi have.
    Has anyone else come across this problem??

    Thanks for listening to my rant.

    Wizard

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    hi m8 i have the same engine as you,changed the plugs on mine a few weeks ago,i used a spark plug socket from my toolset and it worked no problem?are you trying to use a normal socket?if you are it won't fit anyways because it won't be deep enough nor have the rubber bit inside to hook the plug end onto.
    get yourself a spark plug socket that'll do the trick
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    Yeh i tried a few different ones but u kno the hole gets narrow where the spark is thats where my socket gets stuck.

    I will try something else when i get home.

    thanks for getting back to me tho.

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    no worries mate,maybe i just got lucky and have a narrow spark plug socket that fits?
    '98 azure blue a3 1.8t, forge 007p,KW 40mm springs/shocks,18" polished rs4's,s-style chrome mirros,black diamond front 20 groove discs,ebc greenstuff pads,painted and decal'd calipers,colour-coded engine cover,aero wipers,chrome indicator bulbs,l.e.d xenon sidelight bulbs,h.i.d xenon headlight bulb kit,let the work begin!

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    Next up - remap,exhaust

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    I have one of these sockets in the Halfords pro tools set. Fits perfect
    ^^ In my opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by abdus View Post
    I have one of these sockets in the Halfords pro tools set. Fits perfect
    thats the 1 i have too
    '98 azure blue a3 1.8t, forge 007p,KW 40mm springs/shocks,18" polished rs4's,s-style chrome mirros,black diamond front 20 groove discs,ebc greenstuff pads,painted and decal'd calipers,colour-coded engine cover,aero wipers,chrome indicator bulbs,l.e.d xenon sidelight bulbs,h.i.d xenon headlight bulb kit,let the work begin!

    Latest addition - s style chrome mirrors
    Next up - remap,exhaust

 

 

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