2nd Gen R56 Cooper S Bi Hex Spark Plug Socket for R56

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  1. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    Hit 60K and manual says I'm due for a new set of plugs

    Way gave me the heads up they came up with a special bi-hex spark plug that requires a 14mm bi-hex socket. The one that is in your socket set ain't gonna work.

    And because Mini, Citroen and Peugeot are the only cars using this, maybe more?, they are charging a arm and a leg for it. First look was $40-$80 for a freakin' socket.

    Best I could find 0890000004 Bi Hex Plug Socket - US Distributor of genuine BERU products - Kingsborne Wires Werks

    PS-If you don't have one get a lengthy extension cause those bad boys are set kinda deep in the engine block

    Got's to pay to play boys and girls :cryin:
     
  2. cal330ci

    cal330ci New Member

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    I believe BMW 335s use the same socket. Mine is an AST and it was about $35cdn from Mac or Snap On.
    Pay to play is a good way of putting it.
     
  3. btwdriver

    btwdriver New Member

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    Any 12 point 14mm socket will work. I have a craftsman that works just fine. You will likely need a set of needle nose pliers to pull out the plug once is is loose. They do make some fancy spark plug specific sockets if you so desire. I already had the socket on hand, so I never really bothered with anything else.
     
  4. Minidave

    Minidave Well-Known Member
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    You mean a deep well 12 pt socket, right?

    You can make the socket grip the plug by putting a small piece of electrical tape in the socket, just start it on the inside and wrap it around to the outside on one edge - it makes it just tight enough to grip the plug and hold onto it as you withdraw the socket from the well.

    If your socket's worn, you may need two peices - opposite each other.....
     
  5. btwdriver

    btwdriver New Member

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    Yea, correct a deep well.
     

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