This is an embarrassing question, and not quite a BMW issue, but thought you guys might be able to help. used I was replacing spark plugs in a v6 minivan, and one of the plugs at the back is pretty hard to get to, and is buried pretty deep. I managed to unscrew the thing, but it fell off the tool and is now inside the well. Now.....access is VERY limited, no space to use pliers etc. This is at the back, not enough space to even use a mirror to look what's up there!. Any ideas guys? Have you heard of this before, do you know of any tool which can retrieve the damn thing?
Don't most spark plug sockets have a rubber sleeve in them? At any rate, I would find one that does have the sleeve, and just monkey around with the spark well until you can get the plug out. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
ahh yes....I've rebuilt several FWD v6 minivans...not fun at all! I would just get a magnet and poke around until you find it. If you can't fit a mirror back there or crawl underneath and have access to that area..that's really your only hope unless you feel like removing the heads. Good luck.
thanks for the response guys, I haven't tried the magnet thing. Do you think the rear end of a spark plug has enough metal to attach itself to a magnet? I did have a proper spark plug tool with the rubber sleeve, but I guess it still fell off while I was turning and twisting the thing in the confined space.
I think I will "monkey around" some more with a magnet tonight. Will keep you updated!!
Originally posted by kestrel325is@Aug 5 2004, 11:30 AM Don't most spark plug sockets have a rubber sleeve in them? At any rate, I would find one that does have the sleeve, and just monkey around with the spark well until you can get the plug out. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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