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Old 03-05-2004, 01:11 PM   #11
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On my Bonnevilles I removed the stabalizer bar that goes from strut tower to strut tower. Then I CAREFULLY lay across the top of the engine to gain real good access to those plugs.
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I wouldn't suggest removing the strut brace very often, if at all if it can be helped. You can alter alignment. At the very least, if you do this, make sure you use a torque wrench to re-install it, and while it'* off, make sure the nuts go back on the strut bolts, at at least half-torque. Do NOT move the car with it off.
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thanx for the info. Ifinally got the plugs and the wires changed,car runs alot better now .Might have to do a check on the coil packs next.
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FYI
You guys the easiest way to change the rear spark plugs (without damaging or removing anything) is to put two sawhorses on either side of the car and lay boards across the sawhorses then nail them in to place should take 2 min. or less. then all you have to do is lay ont the nice 2x12'* or even better yet a piece of plywood. Talk about doing things the easy way. I didn't even have to contort to change the spark plugs.

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Be careful doing that. Can you imagine the damage to your plastic upper intake if you and the 2x12 fell on it? Keep that in mind. But that does sound like it makes it easy. I just lean and reach.
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I wouldn't suggest removing the strut brace very often, if at all if it can be helped. You can alter alignment. At the very least, if you do this, make sure you use a torque wrench to re-install it, and while it'* off, make sure the nuts go back on the strut bolts, at at least half-torque. Do NOT move the car with it off.
As long as you remove the center bar, and not the brackets there should be no wories about alignment. I have taken mine and my dads off numerous times with no effect on alignment.

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You guys the easiest way to change the rear spark plugs (without damaging or removing anything) is to put two sawhorses on either side of the car and lay boards across the sawhorses then nail them in to place should take 2 min. or less. then all you have to do is lay ont the nice 2x12'* or even better yet a piece of plywood. Talk about doing things the easy way. I didn't even have to contort to change the spark plugs.

Daniel
That'* how I do it...Piece of 1 inch thick Plywood (That I used in summertime for a bed in the camper of my old truck, Plenty strong enough for a skinny guy like me)...BUT I don't use sawhorses as they are too short...I have rubber mats that I drape over the fenders, then I stick the plywood over the mats. Protects the Fenders and is more comfortable then lying on the plenum. (And eliminates the additional weight on top of the engine). not very conventional but works pretty good.
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True enough Lovenutz, but rather then start a new thread on the topic, why not do a search, see if it was already covered and post there???
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True enough Lovenutz, but rather then start a new thread on the topic, why not do a search, see if it was already covered and post there???

Typically, forum etiquette would say to go ahead and reply to an old thread if new/updated information was found. But in this case, nothing new was added.

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