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Old 02-20-2006, 02:05 AM   #1
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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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As P Dad said, you can get to them from the top with patience. It seemed to me that the hardest part was getting the plug wires off.
Just be prepared for some scraped arms if you wear short sleeves and if you have little kids, it might be a good time to get them out of the house as a few no-nos just might slip out.
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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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