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Old 03-17-2009, 11:43 PM   #11
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NGK TR-55V gapped at .060. With Accel wires. A little pricey, but they work good and I have no complaints.

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How long can we expect the Autolite copper plugs to last? I wouldn't imagine that they could last more than a year until they need to be changed.
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I think I have a year and a half on mine and they still looked good. Changing mine in 4 weeks though.
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What would you classify the rear plug as on a degree of difficulty?
On a scale from 1-10, 10 being the toughest....
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First time changing out never done before: 6

After owning many 3800 powered cars: -1
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What would you classify the rear plug as on a degree of difficulty?
On a scale from 1-10, 10 being the toughest....
Butter your arm up and slip it on in. It will only be tight for a second!

The plug in the rear on the drivers side is a bit tough, but not as bad as others I have fiddled with.
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The hardest part is that you can't really see what your doing. So you need both hands to feel around. After you've done a few you can just stick the wrench down there and hit the right spot.
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o good ness... im in the negatives... try on a 2000 series camaro v8... the rear plugs have to be handled by trained circus midgets with circus midget tools... or you have to lift the car and oil up your arm a weee bit hehe... thats a 8-9 job... i think a 10 would be a porsche 911 twin turbo motor... you cant even see anything in the motor... there is NO engine bay to work with its all under the car and most of that has panels to cover it all

bonnies are EASY!!! so jump right in
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is there a trick to getting out the three spark plugs in back of the Series 2 3800
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Time to do plugs n wires and was wondering what you guys use,not sure whats in there now,but they have worked well for me.
I use NGK Iridiums or TR55 copper which is ideal for supercharged 3800 engines. I also use the Silvertone - nology spark plugs due to silver being the most conductive metal and shoots a real hot spark - the best but expensive.
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