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autoguy85
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Jul 27, 2012, 4:26 PM

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Not sure if this has been posted before but I read in Motor about a technicians tip for removing stuck spark plug boots is to take a skinny air needle and wedge it between the plug and boot careful not to crack the plug and blow it should poop of (may take some convincing)...hope that helps


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Jul 27, 2012, 4:56 PM

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I read that tip too a while back. Good tip, but haven't tried it. We have a shelf in the bathroom with Motor Age, Motor, and Underhood Service stacked up. There's some good stuff in those mags.

Someone also had a tip in one of those mags about using brake shavings to help bite on stripped out screw heads.





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Aug 3, 2012, 10:06 PM

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This or similar has worked for me .


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syednuman
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Aug 13, 2012, 4:42 AM

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^ that should do the trick...


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Aug 13, 2012, 5:22 PM

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The real trick is to do it with the engine running.





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Aug 13, 2012, 5:29 PM

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While leaning on the fender with the other hand.



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Aug 13, 2012, 5:35 PM

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Watch this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uI0DbJq7eI





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