pulling boots from original sparkplugs in '95 Camry V6

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Old 25 Oct 2003, 01:22 pm   #1 (permalink)
gordon & ilse slishman
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Default pulling boots from original sparkplugs in '95 Camry V6

Practicing on the front three plugs, I've managed to remove two boots.
The third seems to be epoxied onto its plug. I fear the boot will tear.
Is there a trick or a tool? (If not, the back three plugs are hopeless.)
Thanks for any advice, Gordon


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Old 25 Oct 2003, 04:41 pm   #2 (permalink)
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There are quite a few different boot removal tools available. The one I like
the best is shaped kind of like a shoe-horn, made of stainless steel and in
two sizes. I think it's made by Lisle but I'm not positive. If you want I
can look tomorrow when I go to the shop.
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Hope This Helps,
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"gordon & ilse slishman" <slishman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Practicing on the front three plugs, I've managed to remove two boots.
> The third seems to be epoxied onto its plug. I fear the boot will tear.
> Is there a trick or a tool? (If not, the back three plugs are hopeless.)
> Thanks for any advice, Gordon
>
>



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Old 25 Oct 2003, 09:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
gordon & ilse slishman
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Default Re: pulling boots from original sparkplugs in '95 Camry V6

David, I cut a rounded 7/16" notch into a 1.5x6.5" scrap of 18-gauge metal,
filed away the sharp edges, and used a pencil as fulcrum. After about 10
seconds of steady even tension, the boot released the spark plug.
No bloody knuckles, and no torn boot! Thanks for the hint!
-Gordon

"davidj92" <davidj92REMOVE@juno.com> wrote in message
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> There are quite a few different boot removal tools available. The one I

like
> the best is shaped kind of like a shoe-horn, made of stainless steel and

in
> two sizes. I think it's made by Lisle but I'm not positive. If you want I
> can look tomorrow when I go to the shop.
> --
> Hope This Helps,
> davidj92



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Old 26 Oct 2003, 05:52 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: pulling boots from original sparkplugs in '95 Camry V6

Good ingenuity.
davidj92

"gordon & ilse slishman" <slishman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> David, I cut a rounded 7/16" notch into a 1.5x6.5" scrap of 18-gauge

metal,
> filed away the sharp edges, and used a pencil as fulcrum. After about 10
> seconds of steady even tension, the boot released the spark plug.
> No bloody knuckles, and no torn boot! Thanks for the hint!
> -Gordon
>
> "davidj92" <davidj92REMOVE@juno.com> wrote in message
> news:bneqmv$10be62$1@ID-45315.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > There are quite a few different boot removal tools available. The one I

> like
> > the best is shaped kind of like a shoe-horn, made of stainless steel and

> in
> > two sizes. I think it's made by Lisle but I'm not positive. If you want

I
> > can look tomorrow when I go to the shop.
> > --
> > Hope This Helps,
> > davidj92

>
>



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