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Old 07-09-2000, 02:18 PM
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Vehicle is a '91 300-SEL. I have an MB spark plug connector remover(boot pliers). Cyl 2 boot is stuck on plug. All others come off fairly easily. I've changed plugs on this car before without incident. Is there a technique using the MB tool that can be used to get this stuck spark plug boot off? Thanks for you time.

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Old 07-09-2000, 03:26 PM
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My only advice is to have a spare plug wire handy so that you can drive the car after you break it.

I have a used set of wires for my 300E left over from when I replaced them. If you send me your address and a buck, I will mail one of them to you.

How's that for a helpful answer?

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Old 07-09-2000, 03:41 PM
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Chuch - kind offers like this don't come everyday. I'll get a letter off asap. Thanks again!

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Old 07-09-2000, 04:54 PM
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If it doesn't work out, let me know 'cuz I have a spare set you're welcome to pro bono.

Best regards, Michael
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Old 07-09-2000, 07:53 PM
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I have a technique that works every time with the factory removal pliers.

I turn the end until the metal is placed so that I can get the pliers on the metal, not on the rubber. Then I wiggle, if it does not come off, I get a big screw driver and place it between the pliers and the top of the cylinder head for leverage. Be gentle and work it and it will come off. Once off, I install some lube on the top of the plug.

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Old 07-09-2000, 10:36 PM
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Michael in New England - Thanks for the kind
offer. Chuck(spelled it right this time) has offered a spare wire "just in case"

Benzmac - thanks for the pro tip. I'll give it a whirl.

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