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post #81 of 85 Old 28th March 2019, 09:15 PM
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3 hours nice! Use any "tricks" to get the back 2 out?

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3 hours nice! Use any "tricks" to get the back 2 out?


All I remember is that it took a lot of swearing and a few beers.

The real trick is having a swivel socket, a u-joint, a 6 inch extension, a few three inch extensions. Oh...and get the locking extensions. Nothing worse than having your new plug back in place and then having a socket stick to your plug....

8 of the 10 plugs take 20% of the time ...the other 2 plugs against the firewall take up 70% of the time...leaving 10% for removing and reinstalling all the other crap to get the job done.

Cold idle is smooth now, whereas before it fluctuated a few hundred rpm until it warmed up. I havenít driven it enough to make note of any other improvements in response.


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All I remember is that it took a lot of swearing and a few beers.

The real trick is having a swivel socket, a u-joint, a 6 inch extension, a few three inch extensions. Oh...and get the locking extensions. Nothing worse than having your new plug back in place and then having a socket stick to your plug....

8 of the 10 plugs take 20% of the time ...the other 2 plugs against the firewall take up 70% of the time...leaving 10% for removing and reinstalling all the other crap to get the job done.

Cold idle is smooth now, whereas before it fluctuated a few hundred rpm until it warmed up. I havenít driven it enough to make note of any other improvements in response.


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U joint? you mean the hinge/elbow adapter things?



lol I can a socket getting stuck on a plug. Is there even a way to get that out? Can't use a magnetic tool in it if its stuck

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U joint? you mean the hinge/elbow adapter things?



lol I can a socket getting stuck on a plug. Is there even a way to get that out? Can't use a magnetic tool in it if its stuck


Thereís a swivel joint and then an elbow (u-joint).....both of which are handy.

Get an extension with the locking feature, then the socket wonít get stuck in the plug. A magnet wonít help.


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Just did plugs at 106k mi. I guess it was time because I can really feel the difference. At WOT the DSC lamp was blinking through most of 1st & 2nd and I haven't had the tires chirp so much when shifting until now.
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