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Old 02-20-2006, 02:05 AM
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This spring I'm gonna be doing some work to "Tha Regal8r". I am going to change plug wires, coils (to MSD'*), and prolly gonna do the sparks also.

I am planning on cleaning the TB, while I have it off will it make the back 3 plugs more accessible? Or would I have to remove the entire intake manifold??


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Remove the entire intake manifold just to get to the spark plugs?

I haven't done mine yet either; but when I do, I was planning on going in from underneath with a long extension and a swivel socket.
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removing the TB or intake is COMPLETELY unneeded....

i do mine from the top... just gotta have memory fingers of where to put the plugs back in, cuz you sure as hell arent gonna see them
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You mean having eye balls on your finger tips?
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You mean having eye balls on your finger tips?
ehhh... something like that
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I'm about to do two sets of them this coming weekend. We'll figure out what'* the best way. I assume it'* either underneath or memory like Haro is saying. I was actually hoping to get them from the top.
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To get at my rear plugs,
I stand on the passenger side.
I set the new plugs on the back of the cowl.
I set the plug socket and stubby wobble extension ratchet on the blower.
I reach down with left arm in 2 diff areas, straight down the top for plugs 4 and 6, then from top front (over the power steering pump) for plug #2.
I hand plugs and tools back and forth with my right hand.
I remove one plug then install one plug, that way I can keep the wires organized.
It takes less than 10 min to do the back set this way.

I'm not sure I can even get to the plugs from underneath with headers installed?
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I'll try it that way. I wasn't going to remove the entire intake or throttle body just to do the plugs. I was just asking while I had the throttle body off for cleaning would it make it easier to get to the rear plugs.

I have never done the plugs on my car and figure its time to learn.



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For the back climb on top with knees on front of frame, do one at a time,most of it is by feel,not really hard at all just make sure you use the thread gunk and dieletric grease for wire connections.
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