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Old 01-30-2007, 10:32 PM   #11
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What worked for me was after the exhaust manifolds were removed, it was easy to lever them off with a large screwdriver prying against the wire cap over the plug.
Surely you're not suggesting removing the exhaust manifolds to get the boots off; are you?
pefect excuse to put headers on lol.
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This is one part of the S1 I REALLY enjoy
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Only if he is going to anyway.
The other method is the twist and pull.....like a gorilla ......and don't forget to wear gloves and a heavy shirt to prevent a blood bath.
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It'* a little hard to tell if those would work, or not, Mac. With the minimal amount of room between the exhaust manifold piping, and the distance from the firewall, without knowing the size of those pliers, I don't know if there would be enough room or not. What is needed is something that can get to the plug end of the boot, and break it loose from there. That'* where it sticks - not at the wire end, or even the connection.
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Do the 00'* have the metal heat shield on them to keep you from grabbing the boot?
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Yeah, they do, but you can pull it back a bit to where you could get something on the end of the boot. I'd guess maybe a half inch or so.
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It'* a little hard to tell if those would work, or not, Mac. With the minimal amount of room between the exhaust manifold piping, and the distance from the firewall, without knowing the size of those pliers, I don't know if there would be enough room or not.
They're about the size of a small pair of wire strippers. The only thing that makes me think they might work, is that they're at a right angle. They'd be worth the $25 for me if they worked.
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Good luck with the rears Hans! I ended up pulling 2 of the 3 wires right out of the plug boot. I was replacing the wires anyways so it didn't really matter. I locked some vise grips onto the boot part and used a screw driver for some leverage to get them off. Those rear plugs are a real bitch on the S2! I also bruised both the insides of my arms with all the reaching I had to do to get in behind and back there. Good luck buddy!
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You know, iv Never had a problem with plug wires on my Own cars...


Maybe its cuz i alway well Lube my wires before putting them on.
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While I'm thinking about it, how do you remove the heat shields from the boots?
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