REPLAMENT OF THE SPARK PLUG SEALS

  • Tiny
  • 2002crv
  • 2003 Honda CRV
  • 83,000 miles

I tried to replace the spark plug seals on my 2003 CRV and found them extremely hard to remove. Do I need a special tool to remove? Any help would be appreciated.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 12:57 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Do you mean the valve cover oil seals or the boots on the plugs?
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 1:02 AM
  • Tiny
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Yes the valve cover oil seals.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 1:13 AM
  • Tiny
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Valve cover has to be removed to replace the seals.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 1:16 AM
  • Tiny
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I looked up the part and Honda calls it the SEAL, SPARK PLUG TUBE.

Removing the valve cover and its seal is easy. Please look at the image that I attached. Its illustration #4.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 2:38 AM
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You need to punch them out. They tend to stick over time and you must be careful while punching them, avoid damaging the seats/housing. I self-fabricate a slightly " L " tipped bar to tap them.

Note the direction of the seals and do not install them reversely, it would result in difficulty in installing the valve cover over the spark plug tubes.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 2:04 PM

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