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Old 05-31-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default DIY rubber inserts for spark plug sockets?

I ended up with two spark plug sockets from Snap On. One is 5/8" and one is 13/16" Even though they didn't cost me anything I would still like to get them working.

I talked to a Snap On truck driver but he couldn't help me, I was hoping to buy some replacement inserts.

I checked on the Snap On web site and found this;

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

This is the only insert they offer that I can find but they don't say what size it's for and the sockets each have different inside cylindrical diameters. I don't really understand what it is I'm ordering from Snap On and which socket it would fit.

The 5/8" socket has a cylindrical inside diameter of ~0.6"
The 13/16" socket has a I.D. of ~0.75"

Do any of you have any suggestions for me to get the rubber inserts for these sockets? I would like them to function well.

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: DIY rubber inserts for spark plug sockets?

Is it possible they are the tapered style that don't use rubber inserts?
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: DIY rubber inserts for spark plug sockets?

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/parts...?cat_ID=335109

What is the number on the spark plug?
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: DIY rubber inserts for spark plug sockets?

GO here and pick the corresponding socket number from the list:

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/parts...?cat_ID=335109
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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I think I hear an echo from a Doctor Who fan. Your tardis landed two minutes too late.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:24 PM   #6
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I think I hear an echo from a Doctor Who fan. Your tardis landed two minutes too late.
Ahh, I could have gone back in time and posted before you, but I was being nice
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: DIY rubber inserts for spark plug sockets?

Thanks for the help but still no luck. Neither of my sockets is on that list.

I have this one; S9704KR

And this one; S9706KRA
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OK I think we're seeing the problem here All the S9704's use the same insert. All the S9706's use the same insert.

The insert for your 5/8 is S9706KARI
The insert for your 13/16 is S9705A2

There.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:20 PM   #9
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Beautiful. Thank you very much!

Ordering now.

Glad I didn't have to buy a bunch of two inch lengths of rubber fuel line, some gorilla glue and mess around for two hours.

Edit: Shipping was free so I guess they will ship these 2 ounces of items in a giant cardboard box and pay for UPS Ground which probably costs more than the $5 order itself. Crazy. Hopefully they just drop it in a padded envelope and pay $0.70 in postage.
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Hopefully they just drop it in a padded envelope and pay $0.70 in postage.
They won't. They'll ship it UPS is a cardboard box big enough to ship a Mini Cooper in.
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They won't. They'll ship it UPS is a cardboard box big enough to ship a Mini Cooper in.
I find it funny when Snap On ships stuff,
I ordered some repair kit for some ratchets, they send a big ass box...
So much for little item....
or that time I bought some Williams screwdriver set, they send a long thin box, looks like rifle could fit in the box.....
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Beautiful. Thank you very much!

Ordering now.

Glad I didn't have to buy a bunch of two inch lengths of rubber fuel line, some gorilla glue and mess around for two hours.

Edit: Shipping was free so I guess they will ship these 2 ounces of items in a giant cardboard box and pay for UPS Ground which probably costs more than the $5 order itself. Crazy. Hopefully they just drop it in a padded envelope and pay $0.70 in postage.
You sure you didn't need anything else, like a real expensive ratchet rebuilding tool?
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/searc...e=snapon-store
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Thanks for the help but still no luck. Neither of my sockets is on that list.

I have this one; S9704KR

And this one; S9706KRA
Just came across this thread while searching for something else on the web. So, why were you trying to put rubber inserts in Retention type SP Sockets?
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