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Old 11-30-2018, 10:06 AM
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Default Spark Plug Boot Removal Tool Recommendations?

As many know, the spark plug boots on the distributor can feel like they are welded on. In the case of the of the twin dizzy, access to the individual boots is tight as well so getting your fingers around the boots are difficult especially if you are just trying to pull one boot off. These wire sets are expensive - $400 now so in the spirit of not trying to break any wires or ends I am looking for the best removal method or tool.

So far in my rennlist research, I have read people using screwdrivers and open ended wrenches to using the actual beru pliers. I couldn't find anything at harbor frieght but it seems Amazon now has that tool. What other suggestions or reviews from people using these tools especially for the twin dizzy where access is limited:

Lisle 51750

Lisle 51420 Double Offset

Lisle 51410

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Old 11-30-2018, 11:08 AM
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I have something similar to the first link but it doesn't have that angle. It works fine for my '86.5. I haven't tried it with a twin dizzy but in my head it seems like it would work fine.

This isn't particularly helpful given that I don't have a picture or link or even know the brand name...I don't see why the first one wouldn't work but I'm not sure that angle works to your advantage...
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:34 PM
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I use a tool exactly like this Laser 2719 - it may even be the Laser tool but I'm not home to check. If Laser not sold in US there must be equivalent.

The tool is great for getting at the plug boots. I usually find the boots on the distributor cap are awkward to remove when the cap is in place, but much easier to remove just using your fingers with the cap removed so you can get both hands on it and pull/wiggle the connectors at the boot with no danger of pulling the lead out. The pliers work well on the distributor cap leads too though.
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:55 PM
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That looks very close to what I have, only my handles are red I think.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:30 PM
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I have a Lisle 51750 (and a Lisle 52990 tool without the adjustable angle). I use the 51750 for various challenging plug boots (and some other miscellaneous things, like small coolant hoses), including the ignition wires on my '90 928. Very useful tool.
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