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Old 31 Jul 2008, 04:30 pm
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thanks a million for this pictorial how to! Exactly what I needed.
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You should thanks jwf, he provides the picture.

There are also many many knowledgeable helpful members around.
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Holy cow...that is so detailed I think I may be able to do this!!!

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Holy cow...that is so detailed I think I may be able to do this!!!

Others have used it with great success. If you have an 01 or 02 cruiser, you'll have the EGR pipe in the rear of the upper manifold to contend with, but it's not there if you have an 03 or newer model.
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I'm in my 50's, started working on cars in the early 70' when you popped open the hood and just replaced the plugs (about 20 minuets), It's not that way anymore!
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I'm in my 50's, started working on cars in the early 70' when you popped open the hood and just replaced the plugs (about 20 minuets), It's not that way anymore!
Your certainly right. I can remember stopping on the road to help someone and using a match cover or credit card to gap the points and send them on their way. Now you almost need a degree in engineering to change the plugs.

P.S. I answered you question on the oil light in the other thread.
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I need to change plugs in both PT's. Mine is a DC3 Stage 1+ and the wife's is a GT Stage 0.

I am going to get the recommended NGK 4306's and gap to .032"-.035" for mine, but can I put 4306's in hers as well. Would the gap be the same for a S0 car?
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Hi dc3_1123,

I use on my stage 0 GT the NGK LZTR4A-11.
The NGK 4306 is LZTR5A-13, which is a little colder "5", than the "4" I use. The difference seems to be neglectable.
The advantage of the LZTR4A-11 is the gap: You don't have to gap for a S0 GT it because "-11" says 1.1Millimeters, which is .035", while "-13" (=1.3Millimeters) is .052".
0.052" sometimes makes hesitations and misfires on my GT.

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I found this guide very useful for the change of my plugs!!

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Is there a procedure that details the spark plug replacement for an '06, PT
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Is there a procedure that details the spark plug replacement for an '06, PT
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I may be wrong but aren't the spark plugs on all the turbo's easily reached without touching the upper manifold so there's really no instructions needed except 3 things; don't use platinum plugs, use anti-seize on the lug threads and use the correct gap for the turbo (which I believe is anywhere from .032 - .038
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