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#1 Trevor77

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:27 PM

Such a stupid bloody thing but I am unable to remove number 1 spark plug as the alternator housing prevents me from getting the socket on, obviously I don’t want to undo the alternator every time, is there a correct tool or idea how to do this?

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#2 smurfomatic

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:49 PM

Not sure why the alternator housing would get in the way, can you upload a photo of this?



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

Not sure why the alternator housing would get in the way, can you upload a photo of this?

I am guessing if the belt is either too long or well stretched it could block access a bit.

 

just slacken the adjuster and move the alternator down a bit. do the plugs and retention the belt.



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

Mpi?

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 03:10 PM

Yes mpi
How do I upload pic from ipad

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 03:17 PM

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 05:49 PM

Difficult to tell how awkward that is from the photo. Can you get a plug socket on there (maybe a 3/8" drive rather than 1/2" drive as it may be slightly smaller externally) then use a wobble drive extension or universal joint if there's room for it.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:12 PM

Put the socket on, then the extension. undo the plug then remove the extension.



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:31 PM

No cannot even get the socket onto the plug as the alternator prevents it,

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:36 PM

How about an offset ring spanner just to slacken it and then screw it out with a bit of rubber tube stuck on the end



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:19 PM

If you can't get a plug socket on there you'll have to go for some sort of custom bent offset ring spanner to crack if off then spin it out with your fingers.
How do other MPI owners get round it?

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:24 PM

I'm still struggling to understand how he can't get a socket on it without the extension!



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:43 PM

Stevev220 Socket just won’t go on due the alternator caseing in the way, can get short socket on but then cannot get extensions in as top of plug is in the way

Edited by Trevor77, 08 May 2019 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:45 PM

How big is the socket you're using?!



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:07 PM

What about a plug socket that'll take a 3/8" extension rather than 1/2"?




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