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#4642425 - 01/21/18 10:55 PM Spark Plug Socket
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19809
Loc: CA
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!
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#4642432 - 01/21/18 11:07 PM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 471
Loc: texas
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.

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#4642440 - 01/21/18 11:15 PM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic]
das_peikko Online   content


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 524
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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.

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#4642451 - 01/21/18 11:33 PM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: danez_yoda]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4087
Loc: North Carolina
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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#4642552 - 01/22/18 06:40 AM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6231
Loc: MI
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.

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#4642675 - 01/22/18 09:12 AM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4372
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Although not exactly what you are asking for, my current preference is the spark plug socket on a stick type of thing:


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#4643668 - 01/23/18 06:28 AM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 1001
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#4645383 - 01/24/18 08:37 PM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: doitmyself]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19809
Loc: CA
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.
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#4645405 - 01/24/18 08:58 PM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: The Critic]
das_peikko Online   content


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 524
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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

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#4645442 - 01/24/18 09:28 PM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: robertcope]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19809
Loc: CA
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.
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#4645444 - 01/24/18 09:31 PM Re: Spark Plug Socket [Re: das_peikko]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19809
Loc: CA
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.


Edited by The Critic (01/24/18 09:32 PM)
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