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Old 05-28-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default ne1 here know how to change spark plugs on wrx?

it's raining, it's dark, and all my patience went out the door at work... help
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:27 AM   #2
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Should be similar to changing the plugs on any Subaru engine.

For the driver's side, you'll need to (re)move the windshield washer fluid resevoir to access the plugs. For the passenger side, you'll need to remove the intake plumbing.

Pop the spark plug wires off of the spark plugs. Put in your standard spark-plug wrench, and take them out using a ratchet.

Should be pretty easy work.

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Old 05-28-2004, 02:08 AM   #3
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it sounds easy, but once you try to do it, it pisses you off... trust me, i've been so pissed doing my own .....

one very important thing.... remember to prepare a magnet stick (bendable is better) cause u'll need it to suck the plug out of the hole....
also, prepare to drop a few things into your engine bay....
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:19 AM   #4
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yeah i noticed that. after 20 minutes in the pouring rain and a work light and i called it quits

any idea what docksteader charges for spark plug change? thinking about going there saturday before i pick up my dad from the airport...
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:33 AM   #5
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yeah i noticed that. after 20 minutes in the pouring rain and a work light and i called it quits

any idea what docksteader charges for spark plug change? thinking about going there saturday before i pick up my dad from the airport...
Ben; You don't have a garage to work in?
If you need a space, just come by my house.
It's just a car port, but it's dry...
Let me know if you're so inclined. I think I'm about 5 mins from you.
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:47 AM   #6
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the boxer engine bay doesn't look TOO bad to work with.
imagine working with a WRX engine bay, though. that would be tough.

oh wait... your car IS a WRX! hmm...
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...p?threadid=166

hope ya folks don't mind me cross-posting.
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Old 05-28-2004, 08:49 AM   #7
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IIRC the wrx has a coil on each of the plugs. you've got to remove the connecter on the coil, then remove the bolt(s) holding the coils on. pull the coil straight out, then you can get at the plugs
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Old 05-28-2004, 02:31 PM   #8
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bender i don't have your contact number... are u working today? do u have time to help me out with this?
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Old 05-28-2004, 02:57 PM   #9
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I just did this last night on my car. I stuck the front end of my car in the garage, and let the back hang into my driveway. It took about 45 mins to do it because I'm slow.

It helps to have a 5/8" spark plug socket (the ones with the rubber inside) to pull out the plug. That way you don't need a magnet. (I used the socket plus 2 x 2" socket extensions. This worked better than a 4" extension because it gives it a bit more bend).

I have a PDM intake, so I had lots of room on the passenger side. On the driver's side I unscrewed the washer resevoir and put it on top of the left strut. I didn't even have to unplug the hose (just the electrical).

I put anti-seize on the threads before threading the plugs back in. I also put dielectric grease on the other end of the plug. As a side benefit, the dielectric grease makes it easy to get the boot back on.

Good luck.

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Old 05-28-2004, 03:01 PM   #10
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apparently the ej20t is not as simple as the ej25.... anyway i got in touch with bender and hopefully he can clean up the mess i created
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:34 PM   #11
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ok... which one of you gave ben my work number???


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Old 05-29-2004, 01:24 AM   #12
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Old 05-30-2004, 12:50 AM   #13
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a public thank-you to bender for helping me out of my little pickle

what i learned in bender's morning shop class...

1. buy lots of snap on tools.
2. listen to jack fm.
3. acme industrial magnets are an essential item

that is all
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