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Jason Goldsack

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« on: June 03, 2011, 04:27:00 PM »

I was going to change the plugs on our 1998 Dodge pickup with a 5.2 magnum...

It turns out the plug and wires are original and so are the STUPID METAL SHIELDS AROUND THE PLUG BOOTS...

You can't get a socket on it.. and they won't come out..

My buddy says I can try to use penetrating oil on them for a couple days to free them up or break them off and grind down a socket to fit inside what it left..

THIS SUCKS!!

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 04:45:21 PM »

The plug protectors do come out without too much problem, I got mine out of the 3.9 with a pair of pliers. There is a seam on them, just have to squeeze them enough to close that space and twist them out back and forth. No reason why you can't get a sparkplug socket inside the shields, again, I didn't have a problem. Are you sure they aren't the 5/8ths peanut plugs like mine?
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 04:47:33 PM »



But if there are no conditions keeping the socket out, you're using the wrong one.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 05:12:54 PM »

I just got the champion plugs the part store said I needed... it takes a 13/16 socket and there is NO way it fits in the shield..


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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 07:17:24 PM »

Go look at the spark plug itself. Like I said, mine are the peanut 5/8ths inch sparkplugs, not the 13/16ths. If the socket doesn't fit, something is wrong because the 5/8ths socket is a close fit as it is.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 08:07:35 PM »

Quote from: 1965Windsor361
I just got the champion plugs the part store said I needed... it takes a 13/16 socket and there is NO way it fits in the shield..


 
No it does not use the 13/16, but the smaller spark plug socket common to imports.  It's a common mistake for shops to sell you plugs for that motor that have the 13/16 bottom.  Those are incorrect and will not fit.  I had it happen to me twice while I owned my 5.2 Magnum van.
 
Unfortunately, I just looked at my smaller socket but can't read the size.  It was actually on a lable that has been wiped off.
 
If you have a set of deeps, try those, one will fit.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 08:09:36 PM »

If the factory label is still inside your truck's hood, the correct size of plug should be listed on it.  Take that number to your shop and buy those plugs, not the ones the guy at the counter, reading a computer, tells you are correct.
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 02:46:29 AM »

Ya.. I checked that I'll have to go back..


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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 06:58:51 AM »



Parts guys are stupid
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 08:05:56 AM »

I went back and the same guy from last night was there again..

I showed him on the receipt that he looked up 1989 Dodge 1500 not 1998 Dodge 1500.. GRRRRRR

I got the right plugs and they are 5/8 plugs..

Now should I need to remove the heat shields or can I change the plugs with them in place?



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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 09:22:39 AM »

Keep them in place, they do keep things cleaner around the inside recess of the spark plugs for next time you change them, hopefully not twelve years down the road!
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2011, 09:36:31 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO

Parts guys are stupid

correction:

TODAY'S parts guys are stupid





when I worked at NAPA in 1985 we didn't need no steenkin computers.....we had 2 things....

knowledge and books!

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2011, 12:19:23 PM »



U telling me you are an exception?
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2011, 01:37:22 PM »


20 minutes and the new plugs are in...

They all had great color just worn.. the gap was pretty large... good to not see any traces of an oil leak or anything crazy like that..

Now... will the mileage go up?



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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2011, 03:38:32 PM »



You using the wrong socket was right too.  But I see it was simple Monkey See - Monkey do in your case.
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