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Old 10-09-2006, 04:24 PM   #21
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John...did you actually read the thread?

Around 75K miles
yes use the same dielectric...

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I'm always reluctant to mention the year/model because it is not a Pontiac and people around here frown on "other GM 3800 powered products". So no I'm not telling, and you guys can't make me.
C'mon Mac. I've had Chevs, Buicks, an Olds, Pontiacs, Fords, a Mercury and Jeeps. I loved them all (ok, I didn't love the 1981 Buick Century). Pontiac 3800s share the shameful secret of the car-destroying intake manifold failure problem just like all the other GM cars. If Pontiac didn't have that problem, then we could look down our noses at all the rest.

But every Bonneville owner had better watch coolant levels very carefully after 70,000 miles, or chances are he will be very sorry. I'm fixing my second one now. With this big strike against us, most GM 3800 (and other size engines) owners are all pretty much in the same boat.
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But every Bonneville owner had better watch coolant levels very carefully after 70,000 miles, or chances are he will be very sorry. I'm fixing my second one now. With this big strike against us, most GM 3800 (and other size engines) owners are all pretty much in the same boat.
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Slug.. someone is bound to mention the metal intake bonne'*. I'm worried about super unleaded and KR, not upper intake failure.

Sorry..back on topic.
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I find the easiest way to remove wires that are stuck to the plugs is to actually try and rotate the boot at the top of the plug and pull. That'* been my method.... Don't need no stinking gloves neither!
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I find the easiest way to remove wires that are stuck to the plugs is to actually try and rotate the boot at the top of the plug and pull. That'* been my method.... Don't need no stinking gloves neither!
Yep, and that'* the recommended way to do it. Unfortunately, it doesn't always quite do it, mostly because you can only spin them so far before you reach the limit of your hand or wrist, and the sucker springs back. Finally, on the #6 plug, I used some vise grips on the end so I could finally spin it far enough.
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Yep, and that'* the recommended way to do it. Unfortunately, it doesn't always quite do it, mostly because you can only spin them so far before you reach the limit of your hand or wrist, and the sucker springs back. Finally, on the #6 plug, I used some vise grips on the end so I could finally spin it far enough.
That'* why everyone needs skinny wrists and hands like mine
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Can you guys just tell me if the pliers I have posted are worth the $21.55 ?
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Can you fit them in the available space?
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Can you fit them in the available space?
I think so since they have the offset handles, but of course I can't be sure unless I try them.
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I'm guessing that nobody that read this thread so far has used them yet to say "yes" or "no".

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