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    are there 2 sizes of these? i borrowed my buddies socket last year to install some plugs i bought. i need to pull them back out now before firing my motor and i purchased the hazet(sp?) socket wrench thats recommended but it wont physically fit the hex size of the plug. its been too long and i dont recall what plugs i have in there but i know i used an s14 plug wrench to install them. are there 2 sizes? my buddies socket has since been stolen so i cant compare it. thanks
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    Did you install champion plus or something like that?
    If so I forget what size, but you'll have to use a different socket or the factory tool.
    I recommend using the Bosch. Especially if you want to use that expensive socket. :rastajake:
    1988 Diamantschwarz



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    • #3
      I think that Bosch plugs are 17.5mm and NGK are 18mm, or something like that.


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      • #4
        until i get the correct wrench to get them out i have no idea what i have in there. i remember searching s14 to find out what plugs to run. my guess is they are NGK. i dont think id buy champions. my brain is half gone so if it happened earlier than last week i wont recall it. i guess from what lee is saying there must be 2 socket sizes available then. (thin walled)
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        • #5
          Thats ok bro.
          I suffer from CRS too (cant remember shit) LOL
          Can you get your factory tool in to grab it? If not maybe one of the sears sockets may help.
          1988 Diamantschwarz



          "The original M3 is utterly brilliant in ways the people at M have either forgotten about or choose to ignore."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ///CRISS View Post
            Thats ok bro.
            I suffer from CRS too (cant remember shit) LOL
            Can you get your factory tool in to grab it? If not maybe one of the sears sockets may help.
            i have 2 hazet sockets (both the same) and the factory took kit POS socket thing. i cant loosen the plugs because all the sockets i have are too small. i need a larger thin wall socket to fit the hex on the larger plugs i have in there. im not real good at explaining things but i hope thats clear.
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            • #7
              If they are 18mm NGK's, you need the HAZET 880MgT-18
              http://www.samstagsales.com/bmwtools.htm

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              • #8
                ok thank you. when i ordered the first one i didnt even see that. thank you. anyone want to buy a brand new HAZET 880AMgT-3 .....i have 2 of them. the hazet and the BMW socket that looks exactly the same except for finish. both brand new
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                • #9
                  PM sent

                  >>Tim

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                  • #10
                    Hey I'll take one of those sockets off your hands, mine went missing :rolleyes:

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                    • #11
                      brian, the one im selling is 17mm. you use the 18mm which i am keeping. you can just use mine if you like unless you want a 17mm
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                      • #12
                        so when you used mine it was an 18?

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                        • #13
                          If you still want to sell the HAZET 880AMgT-3 socket, I am willing to purchase . Let me know and I'll PM you my contact info .

                          Thanks,
                          >>Tim

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by M3Driver View Post
                            so when you used mine it was an 18?
                            yeah, i installed the plugs with your wrench and forgot about them. then when it came time to fire the motor i wanted to pull the plugs to spin it and get oil pressure before firing it. so i ordered the BMW tool but it came in 17mm. so i thought it was the wrong tool and ordered the hazet but wasnt aware there were 2 sizes. so i got another 17mm. then someone in this thread informed me of the 2 sizes so i bought another. 150 dollars later i have the right socket
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                            • #15
                              for future reference...
                              GearWrench brand 11/16 deep 12pt socket works perfectly. fits all the way down. $6 at any Advance Auto store.

                              part number is 80776
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                              Marshall
                              75 M2

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