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I tried to remove the sparkplugs today and found that the tool for removal -- which I thought came in the Honda toolkit -- won't fit into the hole in which the plugs are located. The slope on the sidesmay betoo narrow to let the tool down far enough to reach the hexagonal part of the plug.

Either that or the tip on the upper end of the sparkplug won't fit into the small hole in tool; or someone has installed thea sparkplug with a smaller diameter hex on it. (Thought they were all the same.) Any ideas? What size sparkplug socket should be used? Thanks.
 

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It should be an 18mm socket.

Thinking again, if they are Autolite plugs I think they are 5/8" (16mm).
 

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I had the same problem on my 84, what I did was carefully tap the socket on just enough to grip the plug.
 

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Try mm deep sockets, hex is nice to tighten but just to get the plug out a more rounded head can be used because it will fit not so snug with more points.

No need for the rubber, use a fine needle nose.

When you get it out find the proper tool, mark it to help identify it. Make sure the new tool fits the plugs and fits into the well.
 
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