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What size socket is a lawn mower spark plug?

Dennis WaldenSep 13, 2021

Spark plug sockets come in two sizes: 5/8 inches and 13/16 inches. Most spark plug sockets have a rubber insert that holds the plug snugly in place. You may also need a universal joint if your spark plugs are difficult to reach.

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One may also ask, what size socket do I need to remove a spark plug?

Most spark plugs require a 5/8" (16mm) size spark plug socket. This refers to the size of the flats on the spark plug that are in contact with the socket.

Simply so, are lawn mower spark plugs a standard size? Replacing a spark plug is one of the easiest tasks of lawnmower maintenance. ... These specialty sockets have rubber inserts to protect the spark plug's ceramic body, and they're available in a variety of sizes to fit any size spark plug (13/16 and 3/4 in.spark plugs are the most common).

People also ask, what type of spark plug does a Briggs and Stratton?

Flathead Engine Spark Plugs & Gaps

Replacement Part TypeBriggs & Stratton Spark Plug Part NumberSpark Plug Gap
Extended Life Series® OHV Spark Plug Platinum (Replaces Champion RC12YC)696202 5066 (5066D, 5066H).030”
Resistor Spark plug - hotter spark (Replaces Champion RC14YC)496018S 5092.030”
Resistor692051.020”

Can you remove spark plugs with a regular socket?

Like I stated in the above paragraphs, spark plug sockets "cradle" the spark plug so it will not get damaged. A traditional socket would not hold the spark plug snug enough and it would fall out upon installation or removal, which could cause damage to the spark plug itself.

When should I change my lawn mower spark plug?

Replace spark plugs as often as is recommended by the manufacturer.
  1. Change spark plugs at the beginning of every mowing season (in the spring) and/or every 100 hours of use.
  2. Use the same spark plugs recommended by the manufacturer of your lawn tractor or push mower.

Can I change my spark plugs myself?

Like rotating tires or changing oil, replacing spark plugs is a job that can be easily, and inexpensively, done in the confines of your own home. Although they don't need maintenance as often as the other two tasks, spark plugs are equally as important and require consistent monitoring.

What can I use instead of a spark plug wrench?

What can I use if I don't have a spark plug wrench?

When you don't have the correct-sized socket.

If you do not have the correct sized socket for your sparkplug, what you have to do is take any aluminum sheet, roll it down according to your size, fix it in the wrench end and then try to pull out the spark plug.

Are all spark plugs the same for lawn mowers?

Yes there are different plugs for different engines. Usually you need the engine model on your mower, and take in the old spark plug to the hardware store. Ask for someone to help you find the right spark plug and tell them your engine model and mower model.

Will a lawn mower start with a bad spark plug?

A dirty or fouled spark plug can cause your lawn mower to not start. It can also work itself loose, causing issues. If the spark plug appears to be seated correctly but the engine doesn't start, a new one may be in order.

Will any spark plug work in a lawn mower?

The spark plugs in both types of engine work on the same basic principle. ... Some automotive and lawn mower spark plugs may be interchangeable, but many others are not because of physical differences.
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Dennis Walden

Dennis owns a small farm and loves to grill since his early childhood. He’s a professional cook, but hiking and enjoying the great outdoors is his no less favorite part of life.

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