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How do you remove the spark plug seals on a d16z6

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  1. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    I have a little d16z6 that is leaking oil. I went to my local friendly honda dealer and got a valve cover kit. I replace the valve cover seal and the bolt seals with no problems. However I cannot get the old spark plug seals ot unseat out of the cover.

    What is the trick to get them out?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    If they're old and you won't be using them anymore, just spear them with something sharp and pry them out of there.
     
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    I tried that the soft plastic seperated from the outer ring and now I have to get the outer ring out
     
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    Here is a pic of what I am up against. Someone else has had to atempt this.

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    grab em with a needlenose and pull em out
     
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    burn them out? get a tourch or something.
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    BREAKER BAR was the correct answer I am sorry but you will all go way with lovely parting gifts.
     
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    break what? I was being serious. They would probably burn up if you put a little fire to them.
     
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    I grabbed a friends snap on (mmm snap on) breaker bar and the popped right out. I had zero luck using pliers.
     
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    do explain how you managed to use a breaker bar to pull out four rubber spark plug seals
     
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    a breaker bar? :lol: whatever works I guess.
     
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    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    damn, mine weren't that hard....i just pulled them with the needlenose
     
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    I used my car key to get mine out....it worked....
    I found its harder putting them in, then taking them out
     
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