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So today I wanted to change my spark plugs on my cbr 600 f4. Got the spark pugs at the local Honda shop. Asked how much a socket was for the spark plugs. I was told the special tool was $50. What $50 for a socket???? Was told again it was a special one. I not so kindly left. Drove down to Northern Tool store where I found a 5/8 deep Socket for $10. And it worked great! :party-smiley:

 

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Oiler Boilereerer...er(s)
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Much better price. Why wouldn't a normal plug socket and an extension work?
 

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on my 95 zx9 i had to grind down a regular socket's walls so it would actually fit, it stays in my motorcycle tools now. that 5/8 socket looks like it has nice and thin walls
 

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So today I wanted to change my spark plugs on my cbr 600 f4. Got the spark pugs at the local Honda shop. Asked how much a socket was for the spark plugs. I was told the special tool was $50. What $50 for a socket???? Was told again it was a special one. I not so kindly left. Drove down to Northern Tool store where I found a 5/8 deep Socket for $10. And it worked great! :party-smiley:

$50 for a socket? FUCK ME RUNNING! I doubt they`re selling a bunch of these things...but then, I`m, cheap...
 

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...they're 5.99 or so at harbor freight. I'm not sure if they're thin wall, though. I can mic the outside of it, if anybody cares that much. Lol
Something tells me that nobody cares that much. Maybe because the thread's been dead for 6 months until random question answering this morning, lol.
 

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I wish there was a northern tool store by me.......
 

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Might have but I did not like the idea of that socket getting stuck down in the engine. So I wanted one long one part so that would not happen. Call me paranoid they all do already. :LolLolLolLol:
Can get a cheap socket, and a cheap extension, and weld em together. Did that for a DOHC 4.6L Ford. Worked great.
 

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bought a snap on one way back when i had a civic and have never had a problem with it gettin stuck in the plug hole, uses an o ring instead of that wierd bushing and applys just enough pressure to hold without pullin the extension out when you tighten the plug in and it work with my zx6r
 
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