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Old 20 Oct 2004, 06:19 pm
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I just bought a 02 non turbo that has 20000 miles on it and was going to change the spark plugs on it. Is it worth having someone change them or is it easy enough to go ahead and do it myself. Also do you think it is a good idea and change the wires out w/ only 20000 on it?
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Old 20 Oct 2004, 06:34 pm
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If your going to the trouble of changing plugs, go for new wires also. I take it there's no way you can find out if the original owner had anything done, so might as well start off clean. Change the oil and filter too. it's not hard to get to the plugs/wires, but it will take a torque wrench, anti-seize lubricant (plugs) and dielectric grease (wires). If you use the search engine at the top of the forum, you'll find plenty of information about the procedure to take the upper manifold off or you can join DIY.net and get all the information you'll ever need to fix anything on the PT.
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Old 20 Oct 2004, 09:42 pm
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Welcome to the Forum gottago[^]!!! The plugs are very easy to install, what CREWZIN just told you is correct. It is well worth the money to join PTDIY.net, between it and this Forum ALL of your ???'s will be answered.
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Old 21 Oct 2004, 08:05 am
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Welcome to the Forum gottago[^]!!! The plugs are very easy to install, what CREWZIN just told you is correct. It is well worth the money to join PTDIY.net, between it and this Forum ALL of your ???'s will be answered.
Agree with the welcome, disagree that plugs are easy to do - the only worse plugs are the back 3 of a transverse v6.
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Figure on a couple of hours to take your time and read the instructions. Also, the plugs are deeply recessed - you should get a socket with rubber tubing inside to grab the plug so you can pull it out. Definitely change the wires - Magnecore or Crane (RaceAndStreet) are good ones, last longer than stock. Get Champion platinums, and I'd avoid the hyped Denso plugs - they aren't made for the PT.
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Nice instructions Gonzo, but does anyone have instructions for a PT GT? Is it similar to Gonzo's instructions, but just without the modesty cover?
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A couple of hours? I changed out my plugs in my old 2001 PT using the guide over at PTDOITYOURSELF.NET (included pictures), and it only took me 40 minutes. It's not that hard at all. You just have to disconnect the intake (not fully) and hang it from a bungee cord. I used the spark plug wires to lift the plugs out, and set them in again instead of a piece of rubber tubing. The turbos look easier. Looks like the intake is shaped to be able to get to the plugs without removing it.
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[^]Changed the plugs on my 03GT yesterday took all of 15 mins. very easy to do.
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Cool. So was it easy to just unbolt the intake manifold and hold it up? I also plan to change the ignition coil, would this be a problem as well?
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[^]no need to unbolt the intake when changing the plugs.Now the coil is another story, you have to remove the intake manifold to change the coil. it's not that hard. just remenber to tourque your intake manifold bolts.PS. A new intake gasket wouldn't hurt.
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PS. A new intake gasket wouldn't hurt.
At 6K, I would still have to replace the intake gasket?
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