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 Post subject: AU 5.0 V8 Plug change
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:36 am 
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Hi,
apologies if this has been posted before -
AU Fairmont wagon V8. Love the drivability of this V8 ! Anyway,
I need to change my plugs and am having difficulty with access, particularly on the 5,6,7,8 cylinder bank. I have tried several plug spanners, no good. I have an Ellery Service Manual, and it gives no info at all. Do I need to remove the exhaust manifold to gain access to the plugs? If not, how do I get to them?? Thanks for your help.
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 Post subject: Re: AU 5.0 V8 Plug change
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:01 pm 
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From memory you can get them with a 3/8 drive socket. Of maybe use a plug socket with a hew on the top, and then use a ring spanner - or another socket, etc, to get them.

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 Post subject: Re: AU 5.0 V8 Plug change
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:22 pm 
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plugs are too long for a socket, unfortunately.
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 Post subject: Re: AU 5.0 V8 Plug change
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:19 pm 
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Try one of these. I use them for the plugs on my Windsor that are hard to access. I also use a 3/8" drive spark plug socket and ratchet. The trick is that the square fitting on the ratchet, or T bar, doesn't click onto the socket.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU 5.0 V8 Plug change
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:15 pm 
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I got an old socket,not a spark plug socket just a normal crappy old socket,ground 2 flats on the top so I can get an open ended spanner on it to get to plugs 5 and 6,7 and 8 can be had with a 3/8 spark plug socket.

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 Post subject: Re: AU 5.0 V8 Plug change
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Works for me,or I have a 3/8 spark plug socket with a hex on the top I can get a spanner onto,i know for a fact it does work on my au xr8 and all the other au v8s ive owned.
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