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Old 13 Jul 2004, 01:51 pm
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Default Changing spark plugs yourself

Does anybody have the detail procedure for getting to the spark plugs? I understand the intake manafold has to come off and this is the main reason the 30,000 mile maintenance is so high.
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Old 13 Jul 2004, 02:00 pm
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http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291473219&idx=0

that is a link to a site that has pics. Its simple.

You do have to register though.

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Old 13 Jul 2004, 04:41 pm
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I wrote the install guide at www.ptdiy.net

http://ptdoityourself.net/pitpass/guideoem_plugpt.html

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Old 13 Jul 2004, 05:01 pm
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Technobear, checked out your step by step instructions/pictures. Very nice, looks like something almost anyone could do.[?]
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Old 13 Jul 2004, 11:11 pm
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Technobear, checked out your step by step instructions/pictures. Very nice, looks like something almost anyone could do.[?]
I just swapped mine out about 2 weeks ago, wasnt hard at all, it just looks like a real pain at first, couple bolts , lift the intake and viola. I'll be doing it again tomorrow in order to change over to MSD wires and regap the plugs to.042
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Old 14 Jul 2004, 10:27 am
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I'll be doing it again tomorrow in order to change over to MSD wires and regap the plugs to.042
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Why the regap?? Do you have a Turbo, a NA calls for 0.50.
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Hooligan, the TSB says to use the RE16MC plugs gaped to 0.040" and change out spark plug wires when you make the switch over the first time!
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Old 13 Oct 2004, 09:18 pm
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I used Champion 7440 gapped at .050. Haven't had any problems with my NA PT.
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Old 13 Oct 2004, 09:34 pm
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Technobear,
Thanks for the great info and pics. You guys are great that provide info such as these. Lots of places make you pay for info like this. Why? Share and share alike. Thanks again!
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Old 14 Oct 2004, 12:05 am
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I'm not that sharp but changed my plugs a while back with no problems. Used the DYI instructions and their great.

My mistake was not changing the upper radiator hose at the same time, I did that later and had to take everything off to do it just like changing the plugs, if you will be changing the top hose in the near future do it while your changing the plugs/.

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