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Old 07-14-2004, 05:42 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the advice, should make the job easier. I wonder how many knuckles will bleed?
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Wear rubber gloves when working on your car. Reduces the amount of bleeding and keeps your hands 100% clean.
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There are specific ratchets with a pivoting head that are made for spark plugs (and almost everything else). I use it all the time for almost everything so it was definitely worth the money for me (about 15-20 bucks)
You're referring to the universal joint adapters, right? I like using those too, but it'* hard to determine a feel for the torque when using a universal adapter. Especially with spark plugs, you don't want to strip out the head!
Nope, the ratchet that I am referring to just has a head that tilts forward and backwards so you can adjust the handle to where it is best. You are right about the universal joint, I wouldn't use it either for taking out sparkplugs.
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You wusses!

You don't need to remove the strut bar. Just get a nice pair of mechanics gloves, a 3 inch extension, and your good to go.
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You wusses!

You don't need to remove the strut bar. Just get a nice pair of mechanics gloves, a 3 inch extension, and your good to go.
Damn right! No busted hands at all.

The Bar is nice to hold onto IMO. I like having it there. The easiest way to get in the back is laying on the fender/engine I think. Having a stool by the wheel to get up is nice, just put a towel down so you dont scratch anything.
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You wusses!

You don't need to remove the strut bar. Just get a nice pair of mechanics gloves, a 3 inch extension, and your good to go.
Damn right! No busted hands at all.

The Bar is nice to hold onto IMO. I like having it there. .
everybody likes holding onto their bar... lol. Seriously though, I did the same thing when changing the plugs in our (now sold) 92 SE. It gave me some good leverage when changing those plugs.
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