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ej22 spark plug socket?

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#1 johnceggleston


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:33 AM

all of the spark plug, deep well, sockets (most if not all from various cheap socket sets collected over the years,) are too fat to fit into the hole. any special bran needed? i remember doing my plugs before but i don't know what socket i used. i think it's a 17mm.


#2 elmwood22


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:19 AM

I have had no problems with a craftsman deep well thinned walled socket.....place the socket in the plug well--> attach your 3in extension--> attach rachet and remove plug. Do in reverse to put in new plug, just take care when threading the plug not to cross thread the hole. I have done this numerous times with success.

Good luck.

#3 davebugs


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:29 AM

I use a K-D with a swivel built into it. Works well on all Subaru Engines and most other engines.


#4 idosubaru


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:45 AM

i've never had a problem, but can't recall what i've used either. how many different kinds did you try?

#5 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:00 AM

I have a Craftsman spark plug socket that has worked fine on my EJ22E and EJ22T engines.


#6 SubPar


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:50 AM

S-K brand worked for me. I don't remember if it was 17 or 18.
Have fun changing those plugs. I guarantee at least one bloody knuckle. :mad:

#7 EVOthis


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:11 PM

i use a MAC tools 5/8 swivel...works well for all the 2.5's and all the 2.2's

#8 wtdash


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:00 PM

Did you try the one included w/your OBW? I used it on the '97 OB I used to have...in the back w/the jack tools..IIRC....should work on the EJ22, too?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:00 PM

I've used any and all 5/8 inch spark plug sockets on the EJ22 without any problems

the only one that I had problems with is the 2.5 DOHC because of where the spark plugs are u need a wobbly 5/8"

#10 johnceggleston


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:00 PM

ok, i'm a dummy, sort of. i have various socket sets , some sae some metric, none very expensive. the spark plug sockets in the older, sae sets were to big, but they also didn't fit the new spark plugs, i didn't even check that yesterday. the plug socket from my cheaper set does in fact fit both the plugs and the hole they are mounted in. i knew i'd done it before.

on a side note, think i'm going to assemble a set of sockets that are actually used on subarus, and dump the rest (4 - 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, etc.) into a box that i keep in the shed. i have 3 metric socket sets, 1/4", 1/2", and then a 1/4" with a few 3/8" pieces. and yet i still only have one 14mm socket and i had to buy that one seperate. apparently 14mm is too big for 1/4" drive and it didn't come with my 1/2" set, go figure.

oh yeah, if any one cares, you need a deep well 14 mm for the exhaust to head bolts, you can do it with a short socket, but it would be a lot easier with a deep , 6 point socket.

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