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Old 08-18-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Removing front spark plugs.

I just bought a stainless steel powerlog from ZZP and i am looking to install it.

To do this it seems like the front spark plugs and the whole boot thing need to be removed to take it off and gain access to all the bolts.

How do i do this?
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I did a write up on installing headers, https://www.gmforum.com/t278804/ You should be able to get all the information you need from here.
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yah i am following your write up, but i wiggle the boot around and it doesnt come off, i dont want to break it, whats the best way to detach it?
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Twist it. Just make sure your twisting the boot, not the wire.
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alright nvm i got them off. Only problem now is that the bolts are really rusted on my crossover pipe, i put some liquid wrench on them like half an hour ago and i tried taking one off and it make a really loud click noise half way through so i stopped so i dont strip/break them.

How long will it take for them to be able to be tooken off if there really rusten?
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Here are some pictures of my stock manifold and the new one:

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Look how rusty/greasy those bolts are:
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Anybody got any ideas?
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I put penetrating oil on a few weeks before I did mine. If the stud brakes on the cross over, then it brakes. Go pick up a few at autozone.
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Okay ill prolly just put my spark plugs back on and wait.

Do you have to jack your car up?? Its hard to see all the bolts on the manifold and a tight fit to take a socket too them also.
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If your just doing the front, there is no need to jack up the car. Spray the studs several times over the next few days or so and they should come off with little trouble.
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