How To: Spark Plug install/removal + Info.

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How To: Spark Plug install/removal + Info.

Post by Lackof » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:41 pm

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Post by DMez » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:03 pm

This information fallows the same disclaimer as posted above.


Most of the time the plugs will stick in the socket you use to loosen them, pending your using the right one (I'll get exact stuff about that later, I'm too cold to go out in the garage).

As far as gapping goes. The gap gauge looks like a mini-swiss army knife only with a bunch of unsharpened blades. Each blade has a width that is labeled. Find the one that you need to use (Skill said it before, normally .035) and slide it between the Ground electrode and the Center electrode. If you can not fit it between the 2 because the gap is too small, then carefully bend the ground electrode to widen the gap. And in the same way that if the gap is too big, bend the electrode to resize it to the correct gap.
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Post by Lackof » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:29 pm

thanks dMez much appreciated the added info.

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Post by DMez » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:31 pm

NP, i saw you didn't have a lot in your post about it, and I just had to do it so it was fresh in my mind.
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Post by Tyler » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:49 pm

I cant believe someone asked how to change spark plugs.....oh well at least he now knows.
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Post by Lackof » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:03 pm

oh well he asked and maybe there is other ppl out there also that just don't want to speak up ;)

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Post by DMez » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:14 pm

Everyone has a first time for everything. I had to ask my dad what i was doin before i got my Haynes.
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Post by Tyler » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:19 pm

I know, I just saw his car and thought he'd know. Im not bein a dick, just thought most knew that.
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:33 pm

the gapper can also look like this:
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the thing that item number 1 is pointing to.

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Post by CgPeon » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:46 pm

Don't you need to disconnect the battery before doing this? :?
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Post by racer12306 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:15 pm

technically any service manual will tell you to disconnect the battery before doing any work.

but honestly ive never disconnected the battery doing any kind of work.
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Post by Lackof » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:43 pm

racer12306 wrote:technically any service manual will tell you to disconnect the battery before doing any work.

but honestly ive never disconnected the battery doing any kind of work.
yes it will tell u that and no you don't need to but for safe practices i guess you should.

I've also never disconnected the battery.

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Post by DMez » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:56 pm

now that i think about it, the only time i've disconnected the battery was when i was replacing my O2 sensors.
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Post by APN » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:26 pm

DMez wrote:now that i think about it, the only time i've disconnected the battery was when i was replacing my O2 sensors.
What about removing dash pieces including the cluster?
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Post by Lackof » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:33 pm

stkneon wrote:
DMez wrote:now that i think about it, the only time i've disconnected the battery was when i was replacing my O2 sensors.
What about removing dash pieces including the cluster?
I don't but to be 100% safe you should disconnect then let the car sit for 15 minutes to drain any juice that might be in the electrical system. Now if your messing with the airbags THIS IS A MUST ... or heh BOOM!

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