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      01-21-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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Crap spark plug socket stuck in chamber

Its stuck on in a weird position because its not straight up its lying against the side of the chamber and needle nose pliers arent working, magnet isnt working and a small screw driver isnt lifting it enough for me to get a socket around it anyways.

Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone before? I figured itd be pretty easy but wow this thing got stuck fast

I did get several turns in but when I pulled the socket off to check to see how much was left because it was taking forever thats how somehow it got stuck. My only hope I think is I can get the socket lifted off the wall enough to get the socket back on it and get the plug out?
How many threads are these plugs cause I figured it would've been out by now.

But now I have this problem and I dont want to pry too hard with a screw driver and break the chamber cause it just seems like hard plastic
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use a strong magnet
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Try one of these, worked for me. Generic link, but you can buy at any autoparts store.
http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/to...Fcyf4AodnFQACQ
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Try one of these, worked for me. Generic link, but you can buy at any autoparts store.
http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/to...Fcyf4AodnFQACQ
How will that get out the special socket that is stuck down I'm the chamber for some reason
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Because it can go into the socket when the socket is at an angle, while normal extension need to go in head on.
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Got it out but I can not get that socket to loosen the plug I don't know what's going on
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Is the socket making full contact? Is the spark plug actually turning? You need a thin-wall socket + a magnet for an easy job.
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Is the socket making full contact? Is the spark plug actually turning? You need a thin-wall socket + a magnet for an easy job.
I used my friends special bmw socket that has the different surrounding other than a hex shape.
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Something's wrong if it's that stuck. Lefty loosy, righty tight, magnet doesn't work. Hmm. Is it already loose but you just can't get it out? In that case, I'd make a slip knot noose and pull it out if you can't find a magnet strong enough. If you're still turning it and it's not coming out, then it may be stripped. Are you 100% sure the socket is making full contact? Try fitting the socket on one of the new spark plugs to make sure that it's the right depth. After that, I'm all out of ideas.
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Something's wrong if it's that stuck. Lefty loosy, righty tight, magnet doesn't work. Hmm. Is it already loose but you just can't get it out? In that case, I'd make a slip knot noose and pull it out if you can't find a magnet strong enough. If you're still turning it and it's not coming out, then it may be stripped. Are you 100% sure the socket is making full contact? Try fitting the socket on one of the new spark plugs to make sure that it's the right depth. After that, I'm all out of ideas.
I dont have a new plug I was just wanting to check the ones in there since I just bought the car 500 miles ago. I cant be sure its making full contact but it sure felt like it but it also felt like the socket was slipping over the siding of the plug.

In that pic posted above it shows a socket that is attached to an extension. The socket Im using has to have another socket go over it just to turn it. There is no hole to have a ratchet or attachment go into it. Only another socket can turn it.
Is it possible to use a MM or standard socket? Cause my supposedly bmw socket does not look like that one in the pic
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omg, my friend who is WELL familiar with 335s just told me he accidently gave me a wheel lock key!!!!
Funny thing is it went in the chamber pretty good but no wonder it didnt work getting the plug out LMAO
Hey atleast I cant be called dumb I knew it was a special socket so I thought nothing of it when he handed it to me.
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http://www.kmart.com/schwaben-bmw-de...1000P?prdNo=22

Socket on socket? Never used one of those before. See if you can find a regular thin wall socket like the one above.
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omg, my friend who is WELL familiar with 335s just told me he accidently gave me a wheel lock key!!!!
Funny thing is it went in the chamber pretty good but no wonder it didnt work getting the plug out LMAO
Hey atleast I cant be called dumb I knew it was a special socket so I thought nothing of it when he handed it to me.
Better to have a problem on your end than the car's.
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