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Old 06-29-2001, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Gaaaaaah! Spark Plugs

Just finished the two hour ordeal of putting Bosch +4's in my OB Wagon. All I want to know is what $%#$ing super genius put the plugs right next to the frame rail. There's just no excuse for crap like that.
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Old 06-29-2001, 09:46 PM   #2
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hints here on how to do it relatively easly:

http://www.scoobymods.com/mods/impreza/sparkplug.php
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Old 06-29-2001, 10:12 PM   #3
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I just put new NGKs in my GT... was not too hard when I pulled the washer fluid resevoir, and went to Shuck's for a magnet to get the plugs out...

UNFORTUANATLY, it did not solve the small problem of my motor almost dying, misfiring, backfiring, and throwing nasty CE codes. She is in the shop right now, I'll give ya a heads up on the problem.

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Old 06-30-2001, 12:04 AM   #4
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It's not all that hard, once you get used to it. Doing it from underneath makes it easier. I use a short extention. Feed your spark plug socket in first, then feed in a short extention and connect it to the socket. Then connect your ratchet or torque wrench to the extention. Then you have to take everything back apart again to get the socket out (with the plug in it). It's easier than it sounds, and once you've gotten the hang of it it goes pretty fast. But yes, that 60K change interval starts to look pretty good.
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Old 07-01-2001, 04:33 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's how I did it, but it's still damn silly engineering.
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Old 07-01-2001, 04:38 PM   #6
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i just changed mine a few days ago, too, but had to do it from above. skid plate's in the way underneath, and the car's too low to crawl under, anyway.

just another half-inch of clearance would have made it much easier. should have put in platinums so i don't have to deal with this again for a few years..

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Old 07-02-2001, 02:53 PM   #7
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update: my car had a bad injector... #1 Injector died, was replaced under warranty...

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Old 07-03-2001, 01:27 PM   #8
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hah, this brings back (not so) fond memories. I got set of torquemasters, but didn't get the right set, had to take em out, put the old plugs back,
then swap all over again w/ the new ones. Got
to the point where I was cursing the whole opposed 4 layout!
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Old 07-03-2001, 04:54 PM   #9
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I'm not surprised your injector was bad; same thing just happened to mine ( #2 ).

http://i-club.com/forums/showthread....threadid=64903

I wonder if all four will eventually die under warranty?
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