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Spark Plug Socket #4642425
01/21/18 10:55 PM
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The Critic Offline OP
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Hi folks,

I am looking for a 14mm spark plug socket with the following features:

- fits 14mm spark plugs
- 12-pt
- thin-wall
- magnetic
- has a built in 3/8" drive swivel.

The application is for various BMW and Mercedes engines. So far, the CTA #1061 is the closest match to all of the requirements....but unfortunately it is not magnetic.

Thanks!


2011 Toyota Prius - 178k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 133K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic] #4642432
01/21/18 11:07 PM
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If the metal will stick to a magnet, just swipe it against a large magnet and it will magnetize itself good enough to hold the plug.

Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic] #4642440
01/21/18 11:15 PM
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They have one but it's not magnetic. It's rubber gripper retention.
https://store.snapon.com/Universal-3-8-Drive-14-mm-12-Point-Spark-Plug-Socket-P873247.aspx

It has the side hole so you can use a pin-lock extension if you want to.

Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: danez_yoda] #4642451
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Originally Posted By: danez_yoda
If the metal will stick to a magnet, just swipe it against a large magnet and it will magnetize itself good enough to hold the plug.

Bingo. Swipe a neodiddlyum magnet against it in the same direction a few times and whammo - magnetic.

Wiha makes a good one for under 10 bucks that I've been using for years. Amazon Link


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Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic] #4642552
01/22/18 06:40 AM
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Would this one work: https://www.ccw-tools.com/Sealey-AK6569-...t__p-47502.aspx

Or, could you buy a thinwall, 14mm, magnetic plug socket and add your own swivel? Drill the socket and swivel and put a spring pin in to secure it.

Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic] #4642675
01/22/18 09:12 AM
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Although not exactly what you are asking for, my current preference is the spark plug socket on a stick type of thing:


Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic] #4643668
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Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: doitmyself] #4645383
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Originally Posted By: doitmyself
Would this one work: https://www.ccw-tools.com/Sealey-AK6569-...t__p-47502.aspx

Or, could you buy a thinwall, 14mm, magnetic plug socket and add your own swivel? Drill the socket and swivel and put a spring pin in to secure it.


Thanks for the link.


2011 Toyota Prius - 178k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 133K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic] #4645405
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Thanks for the link.


I will interpret that as meaning the link I provided is totally useless.
It met all the criteria except for the magnet. I hang my head in shame. frown

Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: robertcope] #4645442
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Originally Posted By: robertcope

That particular socket appears to be 6pt, not 12pt. For this application, it needs to be a 12-pt socket, so it won't work.


2011 Toyota Prius - 178k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 133K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: das_peikko] #4645444
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Originally Posted By: das_peikko
They have one but it's not magnetic. It's rubber gripper retention.
https://store.snapon.com/Universal-3-8-Drive-14-mm-12-Point-Spark-Plug-Socket-P873247.aspx

It has the side hole so you can use a pin-lock extension if you want to.

Originally Posted By: das_peikko
Originally Posted By: The Critic
Thanks for the link.


I will interpret that as meaning the link I provided is totally useless.
It met all the criteria except for the magnet. I hang my head in shame. frown

Sorry - I missed your link earlier when I was replying to doitmyself's post. That snap on socket is similar to the CTA 1061, but for a lot more money. I am hoping to find something with the magnetic insert built in, and doitmyself's link is the best option to date, but I am hoping to find something that does not have to be imported...but we will see.

Last edited by The Critic; 01/24/18 09:32 PM.

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2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 133K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30

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