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Old 08-22-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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I've had my 99 RS for about 1ok miles now and idk when the last time (if) they were changed. I just saw a thread on WRX saying it takes like maybe 30 minutes, is it that difficult on the n/a side too? all i have gotten so far is that decent extension is needed...

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Old 08-22-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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I'm a mech n00b and i thought it was fairly easy. I take my time so i wouldnt be able to say how long it takes.

There is more stuff in the way on the 02's than on my00.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:29 PM   #3
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took me about an hour on MY05 RS and i had only a small idea what i was into beside a good write-up on a WRX plug install. Everything is ever straight forward and even easier than on a rex.

i've changed plugs before and it's def. not worth the labor costs to have a shop do it, especially if they say it's going ot take more than an hour.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:39 PM   #4
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thanks for the input but what i was really referring to was the GC
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:12 PM   #5
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on the 99, it shouldn't take you too long. there are plenty of faq's out there, you can look at scoobymods.com or rs25.com, they should have some write up of changing plugs. just remember not to over-torque the plugs when putting in the new ones.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:40 PM   #6
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I just saw a thread on WRX saying it takes like maybe 30 minutes, is it that difficult on the n/a side too?
The WRX's EJ20 is a DOHC motor.. the plugs are tough to get to. Our SOHC RSs are super easy. You may want to pop the top of the air filter and remove the washer fluid bottle to give yourself lots of room to work with. I use a pair of extensions on 3/8" drive ratchet with the sparkplug socket. My long extension (10"?) has a knurled bit which makes finger tightening easier. Use some anti-sieze on the new plug threads.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:44 AM   #7
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10-4 thanks for the input !!!

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Old 08-24-2006, 03:52 AM   #8
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Yeah this is an easy job...I can start the job...have a beer or two, and still do the job in 30min or less...Warning...drinking while working on cars can be dangerous...drink and work on your car at your own risk...
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:58 AM   #9
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Its so simple a caveman could do it. 20min job tops

You have to move your washer fluid resevior to get the driver side plugs easy. You can do it with it on there but its a major PITA. All you have to do with the resevior is undo the screws and prop it up on the fuse block. No need to completely take it out.

Easiest way to get the plugs out after loosening them is slip the plug wire back on it to "grab" it then just slide it out.

EDIT: and you dont have to take off the airbox unless you are accessing the engine bay thru the windshield from inside...which would probably indicate that you have other issues...mainly a broken windshield and a hood that opens backwards.
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