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Old 01-24-2005, 05:57 PM   #11
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I'd do it right now Also pick up some dieletric grease and coat the inside of the boot on both ends of the wire (coil and plug).

BTW I applaud the initiative to work on your own car, youll learn a lot (and you have already started).
Sorry didn't know this was your first time replacing spark plugs ever,
you need to put some antisieze on the plug threads ASAP ! as the heat from the engine is going to tighten the plugs up more !
You don't need to make anything that tite on a car, untill you get in too a rebuild or your wheels than you should get a Torque wrench and tightin to speck.
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i broke a spark plug once... it was one i was taking out, and i dropped it, and it broke
My dad broke 4 spark plugs at one time this summer. In our '48 Mercury (Chevy 350 or 355, can't remember which, w/Dual Quads, headers, etc...) you had to take the headers off to get two of the plugs off, so when he went to bolt the header back on he dropped it and it smashed all 4 plugs on that side. Luckly, they were only $1.29 each...

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heh i know a dude that broke 3 plugs one after another on his chevy celebrity wagon, he would have broke the other 3 but he only thought there were 3 plugs
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heh i know a dude that broke 3 plugs one after another on his chevy celebrity wagon, he would have broke the other 3 but he only thought there were 3 plugs
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glad tp hear steve
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I did mention that I broke my vacuum line that connects from this black piece and go to the supercharger. I covered it up with a bigger hose temprary til I go to the dealer for a newer one.
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Breaking one plastic part your first time fiddling around under there is not a big deal. I can't even begin to remember how many parts I've broken, lost, had left over, etc. through the years.

Doing it yourself, especially the first time, is a great feeling, ain't it? Welcome to the world of bloody knuckles, ruined clothes, and cuss words you invented yourself!!
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Doing it yourself, especially the first time, is a great feeling, ain't it? Welcome to the world of bloody knuckles, ruined clothes, and cuss words you invented yourself!!


Exactly!!
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