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  • $21.00 Sparkplug Socket.

    I just wanted to post this for anyone who is looking for a Sparkplug socket that doesn't cost a wad of cash. I have used this socket for a couple of plug changes with good results. It's a Motion Pro 18mm socket, part number 08-0175 goes for $18.00 at the Honda Motorcycle Dealer or $21.00 online.

    http://motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0175


  • #2
    Much better than the $100+ the OEM piece is fetching these days!

    90 Sterling 2.5L E30///M3 lifer
    97 Porsche Carrera S
    13 Audi S6
    SOLD 03 Audi RS6 daily
    GONE 88 E28///M5 project

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    • #3
      So what's wrong with using the tool in the car's own toolbox for spark plug changes?



      - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

      zhpregistry.net

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      • #4
        Originally posted by noro View Post
        So what's wrong with using the tool in the car's own toolbox for spark plug changes?
        Cant use it with a torque wrench...

        I'll use the OEM toolbox one for an emergency :-)
        Steffen Otto Jensen
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        1989 318is
        1989 M3 Cecotto (196/505)
        www.cecotto.dk

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        • #5
          Awesome find. Off to the Honda dealership this morning.
          1987 Euro M3, Jet Black
          "BMW M cars: technically advanced, beautifully engineered, and the choice for total gits" -- Top Gear, Summer 2008

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          • #6
            +1
            Thats what I have been using for 10 years.

            I had made numerous posts to the SIG saying "just go to a motorcycle shop, they will have 5 different kinds ranging from $5 to $25".

            No need to buy anything from Hazet, or Snap On, or pay something crazy for the factory tool.
            LOTS of motorcycles use the same plug setup we do.

            Cheers
            jimmy p
            jimmy p.
            87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
            88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
            88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
            92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
            98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
            04 Ford F350 - V10

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            • #7
              Originally posted by elcortez View Post
              Cant use it with a torque wrench...

              I'll use the OEM toolbox one for an emergency :-)
              I do use it with a torque wrench. If you expand the unit out, drop into the spark plug tunnel, the top aligns with the valve cover, then one of the actual sockets attached to the torque wrench goes over it... and there you go.



              - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

              zhpregistry.net

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              • #8
                Originally posted by noro View Post
                So what's wrong with using the tool in the car's own toolbox for spark plug changes?
                My car didn't have any tools left in the tool tray when I bought the car, so I had to find another option. -Patrick

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                • #9
                  I bought a cheap sparkplug socket at a local advanced auto for less than $6. Ive used it numerous times with no prolems.

                  Eric

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post
                    +1
                    Thats what I have been using for 10 years.

                    I had made numerous posts to the SIG saying "just go to a motorcycle shop, they will have 5 different kinds ranging from $5 to $25".

                    No need to buy anything from Hazet, or Snap On, or pay something crazy for the factory tool.
                    LOTS of motorcycles use the same plug setup we do.

                    Cheers
                    jimmy p
                    Paid $25 shipped for the Snap-On one when there was a small GB on this forum.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by noro View Post
                      So what's wrong with using the tool in the car's own toolbox for spark plug changes?
                      Consider yourself lucky. Most people don't have theirs. They are bloody rare and expensive.

                      90 Sterling 2.5L E30///M3 lifer
                      97 Porsche Carrera S
                      13 Audi S6
                      SOLD 03 Audi RS6 daily
                      GONE 88 E28///M5 project

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SeattleE30///M3 View Post
                        Consider yourself lucky. Most people don't have theirs. They are bloody rare and expensive.
                        Hm, I did not know this. I am pretty lucky though. As time goes by I find out things about my car that I used take for granted... given that I bought it sight unseen.



                        - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

                        zhpregistry.net

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by noro View Post
                          ... given that I bought it sight unseen.
                          Yes you are very fortunate! Hope you continue to find on good things throughout your ownership!

                          90 Sterling 2.5L E30///M3 lifer
                          97 Porsche Carrera S
                          13 Audi S6
                          SOLD 03 Audi RS6 daily
                          GONE 88 E28///M5 project

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by noro View Post
                            Hm, I did not know this. I am pretty lucky though. As time goes by I find out things about my car that I used take for granted... given that I bought it sight unseen.
                            Wow, then I bet it's really going to make your day when you hear that they fetch $200
                            on Ebay.

                            http://cgi.ebay.com/BMW-E30-E28-E34-...3286.m63.l1177
                            1987 Euro M3, Jet Black
                            "BMW M cars: technically advanced, beautifully engineered, and the choice for total gits" -- Top Gear, Summer 2008

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                            • #15
                              I took a normal socket - ground it down to fit the tight clearance - it works great!

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