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Old 01-16-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Spark Plug Help Please!!!

Ok. So I been in the garage for an hour or so getting to my plugs. Once problem, I don't have the spark plug wrench from the CBR tool kit. Anyone have one can borrow?

Also, when I pulled the number one ignition coil thing out it was coated pretty heavy with oil. This has been a prob on my bike for a while now. Any ideas as to the root cause of this?

Also, as you can see from the picture, the number two ignition coil doesn't seem to have the rubber piece on the end like the others. I can't really get in a good position to see if it is in on the plug still but I can't really see it when I try. May be a stupid question but if that piece was missing would it cause any problems?

Anyone have the CBR tool kit? And oil on the plug? Any ideas? Thanks.
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any spark plug socket will work... they are not special sized. oil on the plug...sounds like an oil leak... no rubber boot... it could cause a mild problem if the spark were to jump the the cylinder head but kinda unlikely IMO.
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where is patrick when you need him..... patrick.......PATRICK..... i don't really know alot I just stayed at a holiday inn express last night.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:00 PM   #4
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I think a 5/8 will work.

get as much of the oil out, clean ALL of the oil off that boot, stick it back in, turn it a little and pull it out and see if you can get the other piece, may take several tries. I don't see you getting the plug out with that piece still in there. Check to see if it is even in there, maybe previous owner trashed it.

I had a SUV that did that, had the same type of plug boots. Never had a problem though.
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You can use any spark plug socket and an extension. As for the oil leak you would have to remove the valve cover and replace all the gaskets. My 250 had the same leak, replaced all the gaskets when I adjusted the valves and changed spark plugs.

Maybe yours is different.
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the gasket was replaced a year or less ago. I'm going to mess with it a bit more tomorrow night...me tired.
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the gasket was replaced a year or less ago. I'm going to mess with it a bit more tomorrow night...me tired.
Replaced the spark plug tube gaskets? Those are ones that cause the leak, I believe it is pretty common for those to leak.
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your going to have to get that boot around the plug from the coil. and the oil will be the gasket again! so you will have to replace the gasket again. unless there is some damage there your not seeing.. and i do believe it is a 5/8's spark plug socket is all you need. you should of let me know you were going to work on this today. i have been sitting on my all day. anywho i'm sending you a pm to so check your messages!
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Give me a shout tomorrow and I'll walk you through it. I've also got a plug socket from an old tool kit you can have, just stop by and pick it up.
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Thanks Patrick...I'll call once things slow down up here.
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