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Old 04-22-2010, 02:59 PM   #11
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yep, and I always ripped those back heat shields off.
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Ne heat shields here, my plug wires had the heat shields on them. I either got rid of them, or stashed them away when I switched to aftermarket plug wires. I did notice the aftermarket wires looked a little crooked like they were getting hot when I recently switched to lifetime warranty plug wires.
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So what is the best way to the rear plugs? From underneath?
But... I was only answering his question!!!

I understand doing it yourself gives one a sense of accomplishment, but I notice a few things about 'ripping off heat shields' and things... If it'* done right, wouldn't you put those heat shields back on??
Just a thought....

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But... I was only answering his question!!!
We know, we are all just stubborn DIYs here! This is another situation in which "to each his own" applies. Some prefer to be loyal to a dealership and have them do all the work, some prefer the experience of doing it themselves. My car only had one previous owner, and they had a service log dating back to the very beginning from the same dealership. That helped them squeeze every penny out of me. I don't plan on selling the car though, so I do all my own work (or watch as someone else shows me how).
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I don't trust anyone else to work on my car, it goes back to the whole "If you want it done right" saying. I took my last car in for an oil change and had a leak afterwards, turns out the oil plug was only a few threads in
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