As modern petrol engines get smaller in capacity, they also get physically smaller as well. These tight dimensions and clearances mean that the (smaller) spark plugs are deeply recessed and you will invariably find that your trusty spark plug socket will not fit into the recess.

Reach for this new thin-walled spark plug socket set from Laser Tools (part number 7295). This is a three-piece, 3/8in drive set of dedicated spark plug sockets that feature very thin walls to fit these narrow, modern spark plug recesses. Manufactured from chrome vanadium steel to keep them strong, they also feature a rubber insert to grip the spark plug.

The three socket sizes are 14mm (18mm outside diameter of the socket), 16mm (20.4mm outside diameter) and 18mm (23mm outside diameter). All three are of a 12-point (bi-hex) profile and 63mm in length.

Professional tools for the professional technician and available now from your Laser Tools’ stockist. The set is very good value and typically priced at £12.50 inc VAT.

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