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post #1 of 9 Old 06-22-2010, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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1988 Mondial 3.2 Spark Plug Socket

What size is the spark plug socket supposed to be to remove the spark plugs in a 3.2 mondial engine. I have 3 diffrent sizes and not one of them fits.
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-22-2010, 05:51 PM
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What size is the spark plug socket supposed to be to remove the spark plugs in a 3.2 mondial engine. I have 3 diffrent sizes and not one of them fits.
Either 5/8 or 18mm. There are sparkplugs for that motor in both sizes.
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Thanks, Any special socket needed?
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Thanks, Any special socket needed?
The car came with one. Dont suppose it is still there?


The American tool makers finally got around to making 18mm plug sockets. I would get a spark plug specific socket with a built in universal joint. It will make life easier getting front bank plugs out.
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The 18mm socket I use came from Matco Tools; PN BD18M6P...not a "universal" but effective. You can order it off their website as opposed to looking for a truck if it's easier.
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-25-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Got the 18mm socket and worked like a charm.
Does anyone know what the commpression is supposed to be on a good 1988 3.2 mondial? (In PSI)
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160 PSI is a good reference point. The best use for the compression test is to look for significant variances in pressures from cylinder to cylinder or from bank to bank as opposed to the peak pressure.

A variance of up to 15psi is generally "acceptable", anything more indicates a real problem.

If you want to verify that a cylinder is in good condition a "leakage tester" with compressed air is a much more accurate tool, it will also tell you where the failure is: piston rings, exhaust or intake valves.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-30-2010, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well I check the compression in the mondial I have and all the cylinders were 160-170 psi, Thas good right?
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Yea, 160-170 is definately good.
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