Spark plug socket size

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by jimmymac1972, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. jimmymac1972

    jimmymac1972 Member

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    Hey guys, Forgive me if it's on here. I used the search function and couldn't find the answer. I have a friend coming over tomorrow and am gonna help him change his oil and plugs. He has an '04 Softail with the 88. What plug socket size does that take? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Newer models are 5/8". If you don't have a plug socket with the rubber inside of it, a deep well will work. Hold one hand on the socket to keep it centered to prevent cracking the porcelin.
     
  3. jimmymac1972

    jimmymac1972 Member

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    Its a 2004 88ci. So, it should be the 5/8? Thanks man. I appreciate it
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Dont forget the antisieze:s
     
  5. jimmymac1972

    jimmymac1972 Member

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    Right Jack. No doubt.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Jimmy, if you have a 15/16" or 18mm (most metrics use this) sparkplug sockets in your tool box, you can remove the neoprene/foam insert and push it into your deep well 5/8" socket in a pinch...though most autoparts and even local K-mart/Sears/Harbor Freight are pretty close to get proper one.:D
     
  7. jimmymac1972

    jimmymac1972 Member

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    Thats a good idea. Thanks man. I will remember that.

    I thank you Jack, I never thought of antisieze on plugs but then again most of my work has been on cars..
     
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  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Works good there too, been using it for years, makes life a lot easier dont have to use bad words :p