Spark Plug Wrench

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larkin
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Hi Guys

Could you please explain the reason behind having a spark plug wrench as part of the offroad kit, or desert essentials ?
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larkin;41000 wrote:Hi Guys

Could you please explain the reason behind having a spark plug wrench as part of the offroad kit, or desert essentials ?
Mainly you need it in case of roll over, if this happens the oil goes into the combustion chamber and spark plug will be dirty of oil, so you have to take it out and clean it in order to be able to switch on your engine again.
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Many thanks Yoghy Bear. I believe the cleaning is also done using Petrol ?
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Also, on the Jeep WJ, below forum says
"(TECH NOTE: Never clean spark plugs on the 4.7L H.O. engine. Damage to the platinum rivet will result. Also, do not use a wire-type gapping tool for the same reason. Use a tapered-type gauge.)"

http://www.wjjeeps.com/service/maintenance_wj.htm

So is the cleaning limited to certain vehicle types ?
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larkin;41035 wrote:Also, on the Jeep WJ, below forum says
"(TECH NOTE: Never clean spark plugs on the 4.7L H.O. engine. Damage to the platinum rivet will result. Also, do not use a wire-type gapping tool for the same reason. Use a tapered-type gauge.)"

http://www.wjjeeps.com/service/maintenance_wj.htm

So is the cleaning limited to certain vehicle types ?
In the case of cleaning spark plug in a desert, it is cleaned with petrol, not with abrasive tools.
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