Not Good! 16V Plug Boot Broken Off
Well, I have had a horrible morning trying to change the plugs on my 16V. First three cylinders were a breeze but on the fourth, the plug boot separated from the lead and is now refusing to budge.
The culprit is the rear cylinder that resides closest to the coolant reservoir. I can't get my hands in there to grip it (I can touch it OK). If I dislocate my shoulder some what I can get two hands down there holding a pair of angled pliers and grab the end of the boot. Trouble is I get no leverage and can't remove the bugger. What forces I can apply are simply tearing the end of the boot apart.
Any suggestions (besides dropping the engine)? When I replace the plugs and boots I will use copious amounts of dielectric grease so this never happens again.
For the other three plugs, the Alfa spark plug tool works a treat. Glad I found that under the spare tyre!