Lips_BMW Posted October 22, 2007 Share Posted October 22, 2007 Fellow BMW Riders, I purchased my '04 1150 in January of this year. I have enjoyed the bike and have racked up 10,200+ miles and counting on the year so far. Early this year, I pulled the plugs for curiosity, examined them, and reinstalled them using a craftsman 5/8" spark plug socket. Well today I wanted to check the valve clearances. I grabbed the 5/8" craftsman spark plug socket, and could not get it down to the plug. I know this is the socket I used in the early spring, but it doesn't work anymore. Its almost like the head casting "shrunk" a little. I can get the socket down about 1/2 way threw the valve cover gasket, but no more. Anyone ever experence this? I do not have any runability issues with the bike. Removing the spark plugs just makes the valve job easier. BTW my bike did not come with a tool kit. Any input would be much appreciated. Thank You. - Jason Link to comment
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