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Old 05-26-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
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Impreza GC8 Need help on plug wires

Need some help advice, on my rs. Can't get the plug wire caps out of the valve cover on the drivers side. The pass. side were hard but they came out. Ive pulled on em but im afraid im going too break em if i keep pulling on em. Any advice would be helpful.
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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easier to pull the boots off when the engine is warm....
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:30 AM   #3
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So i need too warm it up then pull the plug wires?
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:46 AM   #4
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yah...easier to remove the boots...then let the engine cool and remove the plugs....
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:12 AM   #5
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Dude, it took me like 5 minutes each to get those bitches off, and I'm a big guy. My boots were covered in motor oil so they were all slippery. I just kept pulling and pulling.

On the drivers side, I took off the windshield washer resevoir and moved the battery a little bit, gave me some more room to work with.

I don't think they will break, they are pretty tough rubber and plastic, just wrap two fingers around the boot and rotate it back and forth and then pull.
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Old 05-26-2004, 06:57 AM   #6
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To prevent this in the future, add a little dielectric grease to the spark plug and then replace the boot. It'll make the next time so much easier.

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Old 05-26-2004, 07:07 AM   #7
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I thought Dielectric grease was just to make sure your contact points don't rust over? I saw no rust on mine, so I didn't put any on, next time i'll add some for sure.
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:21 AM   #8
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Right, dielectric grease is used to prevent "corrosion" and improve the connection. Corrosion comes in other forms than the typical redish rust. It really depends on the type of metal. I think the type of metal that forms the contacts will produce more of a whiteish dust.

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Old 05-26-2004, 09:47 PM   #9
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Just got home engine was nice and warm and they still will not come off. Im pulling and turning too get em off. Dont see any oil on the other two plugs and they looked really good shape.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:19 PM   #10
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I asked the oil question in the N/A forum a couple weeks ago.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...es+OR+bonnetts

Pretty easy to fix if you ever get that problem.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:51 PM   #11
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Finally came off, about time lol.
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