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Old 25 Feb 2012, 12:07 pm
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Default How do I take the spark plugs out???

Hi, this is my second post (I got some really useful information the first time round!), so here goes - any advice very gratefully received!

We decided to change the spark plugs today, followed the picture instructions on this forum, got to where they are no problems, BUT how do we get them out? They are about 5 inches down a narrow hole! It's the first time we have ever attempted to do something like this so we haven't got much of a clue, is there a tool we need?

Also, in picture 5 of the guide, it shows the EGR tube, there isn't one there at all on our car (see picture below), is this normal? I don't even know what this does

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Old 25 Feb 2012, 12:08 pm
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Forgot to say - I have a 2001 touring edition, 2 litre!
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 12:35 pm
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We don't have the 2 litre here in the states but I'm taking a guess it's a gasoline engine and not the diesel. It that's right here a HOW TO to change the plugs and wires.

Spark Plug Guide

You said your following the guide and I though it showed how to get the plugs out, but what you need are the right tool which is a 5/8" deep well socket (I don't know what that is in MM but any decent shop will have a spark plug socket) and a long extension on a ratchet. The EGR tube (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) is for emissions but I don't think you have any where you are but that hole in the back of the upper intake should be plugged up. Put your finger in the hole. You shouldn't be able to go in very far before hitting something solid. If not there would be a heck of a rush of air into the upper manifold and you wouldn't be running right.
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 12:50 pm
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Ok - thanks again for your reply - I will seek out the required ratchet thing tomorrow and see if the hole is plugged!
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 02:35 pm
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Yep- I'd assume all spark plugs are standard- Just the same as when you buy a tire for your Mercedes in Germany it's a 16" or 17" or whatever, not a metric rim.

If that hole wasn't plugged, you'd be idling at about 12,000 RPM.

Neat to see the 2.0 DOHC!
They stopped making them here in 1999, it's a super fun little engine!
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Default Re: How do I take the spark plugs out???

If it is like the 2.4 NA, you remove the upper half of the manifold.

You can see the turbo 2.4 below with upper manifold removed and the blue plug wires. It is duck soup to get to the 4 plugs.

Only other problem I see, there is no beer, so no progress
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 08:19 pm
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If you need to buy a socket, make sure you get one with the rubber insert. It grips the plug and will make it easier to lift the old ones out and put the new ones in without dropping them down the hole.
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