Spark Plug Inserter/Remover Tool




Introduction: Spark Plug Inserter/Remover Tool

Most engine's Operators manual will say to thread in spark plug's by hand, however this can be a difficult as the spark plug holes are usually hard to access with your fingers.

I will walk you through how to make a tool for the job.

What you will need:

- Spark plug

- Garden Hose ( I used some with a internal diameter of 12mm as this holds a spark plug)

- A knife or scissors to cut the hose

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Step 1: Step 1: Cutting the Hose

Cut your garden hose to the desired length 17 cm should be long enough

Step 2: Step 2: Insert Spark Plug

Insert the spark plug into one of the ends of the hose.

Step 3: Step 3: Thread in Spark Plug

Thread the spark plug into the spark plug hole trying not to cross thread it.

Step 4: Step 4: Tighten

One you have tighten the spark plug using the garden hose pull it off and use the correct size socket and wrench to tighten it

Step 5: Step 5: Removal of Spark Plug

To remove the spark plug simply do these step in reverse. First loosen the spark plug with the correct size socket and wrench, then apply the garden hose to the spark plug and thread the spark plug out.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Rubber gas line will work too especially if there is a tight spot or bend in front of the spark plug hole also "rear holes on a V-8", just saying. ~(:-})


    5 years ago on Introduction

    As one who changes all my own spark plugs, this is a great idea! I'm excited to see what else you come up with!


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I have done this for years and it works great. You were bright enough to realize others could use this information. Great instructable.