Thread: spark plug boot
06-08-2008, 06:28 PM #1
spark plug boot
Hi guys I just tried to replace my spark plugs in my 2003 GTX SC and when pulling that long soark boot up that goes down into the head broke. The rubber seal that sits around the spark plug seperated from the rest of the spark plug socket. So now there is not way to get the rubber piece out because it is stuck to the top of spark plug. How do i get it out?
06-08-2008, 08:40 PM #2
06-08-2008, 10:17 PM #3
Last edited by VaRedneck; 06-08-2008 at 10:22 PM.
06-09-2008, 08:01 PM #4
Well I tried the clamp and it just ripped out a partial chunk of rubber boot. Any other ideas.
On a seperate note the GTX with 80 degree air and 75 water, I could only get 7200 rpm. What gives?
06-09-2008, 10:50 PM #5
one of those grabber tools for fishing stuff out fom under your engine etc...
looks like 4 claws come out of a tube with aplunger on the other end.
a good one will open up pretty wide and has decent hooking strength.
if you can open it up wide enough to get around the entire rubber boot, and then pull back on the plunger to really grab on hard, give it a pull????
06-09-2008, 10:56 PM #6
06-09-2008, 10:58 PM #7
or maybe try a small torch to melt the rubber enough to get a socket on the spark plug to turn it out.
not sure what the lining of the spark plug tunnel is, if its just metal there shouldnt be a problem...
anyone else think melting/burning the rubber just enough to ram a socket in there is ok???
06-10-2008, 09:34 AM #8
Try to cut it with a long, sharp knife - like a fillet knife. Slit one side, then pry it off with a long screwdriver. Then use the grabber to remove the rubber... Ron
06-10-2008, 09:44 AM #9
You might try twisting in a large drill bit by hand into the top of the rubber boot all the way down just to the top of the spark plug. It should kinda' thread itself into the rubber. Then grab the drill bit with a pair of pliers and pull the whole mess out. You could prolly also try a big lag screw. That might work as well.
06-10-2008, 09:44 AM #10
So would I need to purchase the netire spark plug assembly that slides down that tube or is just that rubber boot available for purchase?
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