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Old 04-06-2002, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default how hard is it to put in plugs?

I have not ever looked at it yet? How much time does it take to change out the plugs. Also what kind of change does it make.
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Old 04-06-2002, 07:08 PM   #2
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Plugs are fairly simple to change, not as easy as an inline engine, but still easy. If you have a simple socket set, you can change them. The only issue is clearance. Be warned though, wear some kind of gloves or prepare for bloody knuckles.

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Old 04-06-2002, 07:41 PM   #3
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Not too bad. You'll only have to remove the washer fluid resovoir and maybe the intake box if you still have yours (I don't). Trickiest one is the rear driver's side one.
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Old 04-06-2002, 08:11 PM   #4
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It helps to have a very short extension (1") to do the pass side.. Yep.. they do make them that short. Other than that, it's a pretty easy thing. Just have to be alittle bit of a contortionist if you are completely inept with your left hand as I am..

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Old 04-06-2002, 09:33 PM   #5
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i find it easy to put the socket in the sparkplug hole the three inch extension the the socket wrench. Do the reverse once you crack them loose just take the wrench off and spin the spark plug by hand with the extension.
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Old 04-07-2002, 01:52 AM   #6
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A long long extension with a universal socket is the way to go.
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Old 04-07-2002, 10:30 AM   #7
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pulling the plugs out is made easier with a spark plug socket - they have a rubber insert on them so they grip the end of the plug and pull it out for you.
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Old 04-07-2002, 01:41 PM   #8
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pulling the plugs out is made easier with a spark plug socket - they have a rubber insert on them so they grip the end of the plug and pull it out for you.
Yep.. except they get stuck way up there in the head when you are installing the plugs. It helps to have one with an insert, and one without an insert. The one without you use to install the plugs, the one with, you use to remove the plugs.

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Old 04-07-2002, 04:33 PM   #9
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What size is the socket for the WRX plugs?
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Old 04-07-2002, 07:03 PM   #10
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5/8" (IIRC)
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Old 04-08-2002, 12:10 AM   #11
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Yep.. except they get stuck way up there in the head when you are installing the plugs. It helps to have one with an insert, and one without an insert. The one without you use to install the plugs, the one with, you use to remove the plugs.

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I use a spark plug socket with the insert, but use an extension that locks to the socket. It has a little tab that has to be moved to release the socket. Works great.
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Old 04-08-2002, 12:18 AM   #12
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Relocating the battery to the trunk and a fender CAI would make inspecting/changing plugs so much easier. Not that you would do it just for the sake of the plugs

If I weren't pretty much done messing with my WRX (i.e. spending $$$)...
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Old 04-08-2002, 11:12 AM   #13
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just use a 16mm deep socket to put the spark plug back in that is how its done at subaru.
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