Anyone else have trouble w/ the fit of the Promach dual tool?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by DDT Rider, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    ...or am I being a wrench-tard...?

    I ordered one of these for my 2008GSA. The first time I tried to use it to remove the spark plugs, I was unable to get it to fit the cap of the plug coils. I then reverted to another plug tool (the Mark Parnes tool) and it worked a charm.

    I tried again with the Promach, and it was just too tight to get around the coil...I thought maybe it was a snap fit so I pushed a little harder and it ended up gouging the plastic, so I quit...

    I contacted Promach and they said this was a first...so maybe I am missing a subtlety...

    ...any recent experience with this current batch of dual tools?

    Cheers
    Jim in Japan
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  2. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    My promach has worked just fine on my 09 GSA.
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  3. Shred Head Fred

    Shred Head Fred Adventurer

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    I had the same problem, but I forced it on because I wasn't gonna hassle the return. But now that I know its a possible production problem they should replace it free of charge. That baby wasn't cheap and should fot like a glove.
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  4. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    "Good" to hear...
    They offered to replace it in the next production run...I forget when that was supposed to be...possibly summer.
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  5. Das Boot

    Das Boot down periscope

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    I just used mine for the first time on my 2012 ADV, it worked fine for me. I bought mine directly from them last Christmas. The build quality is awesome, although so is the price for what it is. :rofl
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  6. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    I guess that would have been Christmas 2012...I wonder if there was an out of spec batch in there somewhere in the new year.

    Is the coil the same over all the 1200s?
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  7. Promach 1

    Promach 1 Promach 1

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    The Dual Tool is guaranteed. I have no problem replacing tools that are too tight. There was a small batch that was a little tight that got out there but very few returned.
    I was just cruising the net tonight and found this blog or I would have taken care of this sooner if I had been notified.
    Sorry for any inconveniance.
    Promach 1
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  8. simmonsk133

    simmonsk133 Adventurer

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    Hi,
    Mine fits pretty tight. I use it on both the 2009 GS and RT. First time I think I was only able to get it on half way. It was enough to do it. Now it fits snug but I can get it on all the way. I spend more time looking for it than using it now.
    Enjoy...
    PS: I think mine was also from December 2012.
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  9. picard

    picard engage!

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    Guess I'll have to try mine - never used the coil puller... the axle tool works great. :-)
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