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Plug socket size
This should not be difficult but I have a double ended socket wrench 3/4 and 13/16 and neither one wants to grab on to the plug on my 1987 gv 6.5 lp generator. Hopefully someone can shed some light for me. Maybe I need to tap in on instead to...

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Re: Plug socket size
Reply #1
5/8 ths maybe ?

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #2
Metric?

  • kb0zke
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Re: Plug socket size
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3/4 = 12/16
5/8 = 10/16

If 3/4 is too small and 13/16 is too big the 5/8 is way too small. I wonder if it might be metric. Try a 20mm wrench.

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #4
Those plugs take a 5/8 inch plug socket

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #5
Is 'plug' a spark plug or drain plug? Spark plugs may need a 'spark plug wrench' with a thin wall deep socket with a rubber inset to hold the spark plug.

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Re: Plug socket size
Reply #6
All good responses and suggestions. Thanks again

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #7
This should not be difficult but I have a double ended socket wrench 3/4 and 13/16 and neither one wants to grab on to the plug on my 1987 gv 6.5 lp generator. Hopefully someone can shed some...


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Re: Plug socket size
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I was always taught , practice makes perfect!!

You will never learn if you don't try and there are no dumb questions.. now the last one I can argue as I have heard some pretty dumb questions in life lol.. but you will never succeed if you don't...

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Re: Plug socket size
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The best answer was to get the new spark plug and match a socket to it,try and use the full name for things,some of us are
borderline dememtia.

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #10
Spark plugs as well as 99.9% of bearings are metric. Use a deep thin wall socket. Best if it's for spark plugs and has the rubber insert inside.

Blame the Statue of Liberty for the metric sizes. (French).

Pierce

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Re: Plug socket size
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Quote
again not a personal attack.

Sure sounds like one to me.
jor

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #12
No stupid questions on this forum! Everyone wore diapers at one time.

Spark plug threads are also metic.

Pierce

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #13
questions

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #14
things we have seen in our shop , done by people who are sure they know what they are doing
brake pads in backwards.(backing plate against  rotor both wheels btw
stripped oil drain plugs.  several
a timing belt installed with no knowledge of timing...

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In the past, I have complained about newbies, coming here, to the best, friendliest, most helpful forum on the internet, and trying to tell us what we should change. I will not do that now. However, I will point out to newbies that we do not...

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Re: Plug socket size
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I should have just asked the forum what size plug wrench is required for a 1987 gv 6.5 onan lp generator. Then I could have prevented all this drama for the fine folks on this forum.  Should I have bought a bunch of plug wrenches hoping for the...

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Re: Plug socket size
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No worries Bigfoot, Just keep asking questions the good folks here will always try to help.

  • DavidS
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Re: Plug socket size
Reply #18
No worries some have nothing more going on than the sideways answer they give..

I don't have an 87 but I'm learning also

Re: Plug socket size
Reply #19
Realized you were talking about the socket size after I read the post. While the threaded part is metric in diameter and threads, any deep socket that fits will work. 3/4" is the same as 19mm and 9/16" is 14mm, etc, etc. Just read the plug type...

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Re: Plug socket size
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Then I could have prevented all this drama for the fine folks on this forum.

Balderdash! (whatever that means?

There is only one person responsible for "this drama," and it was NOT you.

Please...

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I learned a long time ago that what one says to another person to their face can elicite a totally different response compared to a typed communication.
I love to pull someone's leg and crack jokes with someone I know well enough to do it. But I...

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Re: Plug socket size
Reply #22
Yep 5/8 was the socket size. Thanks to Red Tractor and the rest of you
 See how easy it is. Ask a question and get an ans just like that. Best RV forum there is. Keep the help coming, if it is this easy I will not have to hire it out, I can stay...

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Re: Plug socket size
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If you need to do it.... Chances are its already been done by someone.. Most if not all are willing to help.. even physically when needed ^.^d

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