|Item Weight||6.9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.5 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches|
|Item model number||80546|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Style||5/8" x 6"|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||(1) "3/8" Drive 6 Point 5/8" Magnetic Swivel Spark Plug Socket 6""|
|Warranty||Standard Limited Lifetime|
GEARWRENCH 3/8" Drive 6 Pt. 5/8" x 6" Magnetic Swivel Spark Plug Socket - 80546
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From the manufacturer
Swivel Magnetic Spark Plug Sockets
The Swivel Magnetic Spark Plug Sockets from GEARWRENCH make tune-ups a breeze and are the go-to tool for mechanics changing spark plugs in a variety of vehicles.
Cut down on the time to do the task at hand with the innovation provided by GEARWRENCH.
The knurled grip on the shaft of the tool provides you with a non-slip surface for low torque applications.
The interior magnet inside of the socket retains and protects the spark plug for easier installation and doesn't wear out over time like a traditional rubber gasket.
An extension, and a universal joint, all in one provide 360° swivel action.
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Since our beginning, GEARWRENCH automotive specialty tools have been driven by innovation. From our first specialty tool, the Model-T valve spring lifter, to our latest Ratcheting Puller, we’ve built our reputation with tools that make tough jobs easy. Most of our products have been upgraded with new improved features like dual material handles designed for a more comfortable grip or dual dipped handles on pliers providing more cushion for your hands. GEARWRENCH automotive specialty tools are proudly made with the finest components under the most stringent manufacturing guidelines. Made for everyday use – for life. Better tools mean easier, more efficient work so we constantly evaluate automotive engineering trends allowing us to consistently improve and enhance our tools to better fit professional hands. That’s why they are the first choice for thousands of automotive technicians worldwide.
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GearWrench Sockets. Available in Standard, Deep, Spark Plug and Flex
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- The magnetic socket held the spark plugs very snugly but released them easily as well. Much better than the old interior rubber grommet type socket.
- The swivel was just enough to slip the plugs in and out at the various angles required for each cylinder without being "floppy". Note that it does not pivot very far though, so if you need a sharper, right-angle, this won't work. I've attached a photo showing it at its furthest angle.
- Quality and workmanship are very good; comparable to Snap-on or Craftsman tools.
Well worth the price for a DIY project...saved about $100 in labor.
NOTE: When extracting the spark plugs, fit this socket down into the chamber and turn it by hand until it locks. THEN attach your extension or ratchet (some cylinders required an extension while ones closer to the rear didn't) and break it loose. Once it's broken loose you can remove the ratchet and use your finger strength to remove the plug.
BEFORE adding the new plug, apply your anti sieze to the threads and your dielectric grease to the top (use very little of both), put the plug in the socket, and WITH YOUR HAND drop it in the chamber CAREFULLY. BEFORE YOU TIGHTEN THE PLUG, TURN THE SOCKET BY HAND **SLOWLY** UNTIL YOU FEEL IT FALL INTO THE THREAD! ITS A VERY LIGHT CLICK! DON'T CROSS THREAD THE PLUG OR YOU'LL HAVE A VERY BAD DAY!
Then you hand tighten it down as much as it will go. Ratchet it until you feel the crushable washer crush and its pretty much locked in. Don't over tighten it! Then move on to the next. I changed all 16 factory plugs to new iridium plugs and the throttle response and MPG increase is excellent. Good luck!
Seriously, I don't think I could have cobbled together a combo of extensions and swivels which works as well as this, and I've been compiling a collection of tools, mostly automotive, for 35+ years. This extension means you can remove the two near-impossible to reach rear plugs without removing any intake pieces. Oh, you do have to unbolt the cruise control cable and bracket, but versus removing the throttle body...I'll buy this extension, use it maybe three times in my life, and be happy with the money spent.
Wobble head feature is must've for removing/installing spark plugs - offers significant flexibility. When I was buying I didn't think it would be an important feature but because it wobbles it's a plus and offers more room on the top where space is tight.
Everybody knows the advantage of magnetic feature of this socket when removing the plugs, one other advantage is when it comes to installing the spark plugs. Place the new plug in the socket and wiggle your way to the spark plug hole. Once again, the wobble head offers flexibility and your socket doesn't have to be completely aligned for installing, lightly hand thread the plug before using the torque wrench.
Extension: It helps to get an extension with this socket, I bought a set at Harbor F for 8 bucks and offers convenience to do the job
No shortcuts: Don't forget to use Anti seize lubricants on the threads --> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002UEOLO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and die-electric lube in the boots --> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AL8VD2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
BMW 328i users - use 23 ft/lb to tighten the spark plugs
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I used it to change the plugs on my 5.4L Ford 2 valve engine. It is so perfect for the job, I will never go back to the old spark plug socket style with a little piece of rubber in it.
If you are contemplating this spark plug socket, stop contemplating and buy it. It has the right length to get into the plug well, and best of all the plug stays put in the socket whether you're installing or removing.
Just a tip if you are re-installing plugs. Start by putting the new plug down in the hole but turn it by hand backward (unthread) a turn or two, you should feel the plug bump just a bit, then install by hand screwing it in. Make sure it screws in by hand 2 turns at least without binding so you do not strip the threads where the plug meets the cylinder head.
The spark plus are hard to reach when working from the top ( under the hood ) because they are installed kinda deep in the bottom part of the engine block.
But was able to do the job in a breeze.
Thanks so much for this tool, it is now in the top drawer of my toolbox
I did try one plug with the standard plug socket with the rubber in it and ended up getting the socket stuck way down in the chamber. Took me about an hour to get it out! Never again will i use that type of socket!
I highly recommend this product to everyone! It will make your life so much easier!
Unfortunately it should swivel more than it does and the extension should be shorter.
That's for my specific vehicle though, 95% of cars this wouldn't be an issue.
The magnetic holder is super nice as well. Previous ones with rubber holders always left you with a vague feeling of being fully inserted or not.
This is my new favourite sparkplug tool.
This is magnetic and holds the plug perfectly.
Just the right tool to make your life SO MUCH EASIER when working on the back bank of spark plugs.