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Old 07 May 2008, 05:52 am
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The link to the Spark Plug Guide at previous thread is now invalid.

Thanks to the member jwf who sent me the following picture instructions.

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Old 07 May 2008, 12:31 pm
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For those with 2004 (maybe 2003's) and up, you do NOT have to do anything with step 5. My 02 had that step, but my 06 doesn't.
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Old 08 May 2008, 01:48 am
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I didn't need to remove the throttle body connector either on my 07
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Old 08 May 2008, 07:33 pm
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N/A 2005 -- No modesty cover or EGR to contend with.
Removed 3 bolts holding throttle body.
Removed 1 bolt rear and 5 bolts forward to lift intake manifold out of way.

Installed Double Champion 7570 gapped to 0.40 with Crane wires.
Car runs strong, idle is very smooth and the MPG is up.
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Old 21 May 2008, 03:02 pm
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Thanks for the posts guys!
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Old 01 Jun 2008, 10:56 pm
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I take it that you didn't completely unhook the intake manifold from everything? Otherwise, why bungee it up to the hood?

I'm thinking that if my mechanic won't (or doesn't) work on PT Cruisers, more importantly, won't put in the plugs/wires that I want, then I'll do this myself.

Like someone else (I can't remember his name right off-hand) I'm more a computer geek than a mechanic. Although on the older cars (read '60's and '70's) I did learn quite a bit about rebuilding an engine. Just never learned it on the newer cars. Plus, I live in an apartment, so I would have to do this on the city parking lots.

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Old 02 Jun 2008, 07:52 am
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Patrick,

There are just a couple electrical connection left on the rear of the upper manifold that aren't taken off so that's why it's still attached. The connections are easy to take off if you need to remove the entire manifold. If I remember right, one connection has a clip, the other has two screw type releases. At lease that's how it is on a 2001.
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Old 11 Jun 2008, 10:42 pm
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sparkpluggap.jpgI was going to put my Champion plats plugs -in my car with the crane firewire wires but thought I read on here about the gap on the plugs. I ask an Auto parts store about the gap and they told me that it's already pre-gapped and that the narrow part of the electrode sticking out of the very end can break if you try to gap it. I have my gapper and it looked to me that the gap is either not large enough or too big. Someone wrote .52 gap like what the main electrode seems to be and the narrow part sticking out is more narrow than the .40 gap as those here say to do.

Please advise thank you.
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Old 12 Jun 2008, 06:21 am
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Chrysler issued a TSB ( TSB 08-008-04) awhile back telling dealers to reset the gap at .040 inches from the original larger gap of .050 inches on the non-turbo models.
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Mine is non turbo but how do you gap these plugs without break the narrow piece off. I have the multi-tool gapper but again is the narrow part of the electrode what you gap or the other thicker part the gap?
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