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Old 07-28-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
Brindor2.5
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I just got some new spark plugs, went to change them and what to my surprise... they are all the way down there?! I can't reach to the darn things. I can get it with a socket w/ extender if I want to, but tightening on the new ones makes me nervous. Can anyone give me come advice on this.

Thanks from newbie with a scooby.
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Old 07-28-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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The plugs reinstall should always be started by hand to ensure you can "feel" the plugs screwing in correctly. Use a sparkplug socket/w extension or slip a piece of hose on the end of the plug so you can screw the plug in by hand.

Don't use a rachet or torque wrench until you are sure the plug is screwed in straight.

The torque is 13-17 ft/lbs.

ps...you can remove the intake, windshield fluid bottle, and battery if it will make the job easier.
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Old 07-28-2003, 11:15 PM   #3
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Thanks alot. Yeah I didn't think cranking it in there with the socket was a great idea, glad I asked.
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Old 07-31-2003, 01:20 AM   #4
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DO USE ANTISEIZE!!!! Make sure engine is cold before removing them. If you know this already then my apologies for yelling.
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Old 07-31-2003, 01:03 PM   #5
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If it helps, read thru the instructions at Scoobymods three or four times before you do it. Make sure you have all the parts/tools before you start, etc.. I recently did mine (2nd time ever changing plugs, first on a Subaru), and it was painless.

Don't rush the job and it'll be fine.

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