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Old 09 Jul 2010, 11:15 am
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I have read two or three comments on this but none specific to the 05 model One person said that the 06 plugs could be changed without removing the intake manifold with lots of u-joints etc, but I am dubious of that comment. Is it doable on the 05 as well?? I guess I can try it and see, but would like to see if anyone has been there done it.
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Old 09 Jul 2010, 12:03 pm
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Default Re: changing plugs on 2005 turbo

Can it be done? Probably. It took me about 45-minutes from start to finish to include a little clean-up - and I removed the intake.
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Old 09 Jul 2010, 04:00 pm
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I have an 04 with the 05 plastic manifold and I was able to get it done with one u-joint and a 4"ish wobble extension. And the manifold stayed on. The plug on the left side of the intake was tricky though.
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Thanks, I did go ahead and was successful the same way, with an extension and a joint. the hardest part for me was just getting the wires off. they were stuck pretty tight. I went back with some electrolite gel so next time should be better. db
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It does idle noticably smoother, still a little rough with ac on, but not bad. I also kept the old wires as two local mechs told me nowday wires are very durable?? Maybe I'll change them next week or something. db
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Old 09 Jul 2010, 06:23 pm
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I'd ditch the factory wires, they are a known weak link on the PT.
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Get the MP Performance blue or magnecore wires. I hope you gapped at .040 with copper plugs

Also take your throttle body off, remove the AIC motor and TPS and give the TB a good cleaning with carb cleaner. That will help your idle. Also a bottle of techron a couple times a year wont hut either.
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I'd ditch the factory wires, they are a known weak link on the PT.
Completely agree. The stock wires are crap.
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