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Old 11-03-2020, 04:56 PM   #1
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DIY: Spark Plug Change

The dreaded spark plug change simplified without needing to jack up the engine.

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I did spark plugs in under half an hour, and it couldn't be any easier. Jacking up the engine is a piece of cake. I don't know why anyone wouldn't do it.
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Lots of conflicting info about how to jack the engine, especially around how much disassembly is needed before jacking it. @Tokay444 did you just loosen the engine mounts and jacked it up? Did you jack the oil pan?
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Lots of conflicting info about how to jack the engine, especially around how much disassembly is needed before jacking it. @Tokay444 did you just loosen the engine mounts and jacked it up? Did you jack the oil pan?
Both engine mounts and the tranny mount in the tunnel.
I jacked it up on the factory heat shied of the header. That was 30,000kms ago. I fully expected to be yanking that heatshield off due to vibrations by now, but it's still fully intact.
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It’s takes more patience and the right tools to do it without lifting the engine. If you have lots of time and love working on the car, try it with the engine in place. If you just want to get it done and back to driving do the Tokay444 method. I’ve personally only done it wwhile doing a clutch at the same time with the engine “moveable”.
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Wow, excellent production and lighting. Well done, Kevin. You're not going to get a million views, but the 86 community will truly appreciate you hard work
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Is there a decent spark plug video that shows how to lower the engine?
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Is there a decent spark plug video that shows how to lower the engine?
You don't lower it.
You tilt it up one side at a time.
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With the 37 diy spark plug threads I’m surprised people are still doing it the longer harder way, by not jacking the engine up.

I’ll just leave this here to hopefully save the next guy the headache of trying without jacking engine up.

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With the 37 diy spark plug threads Iím surprised people are still doing it the longer harder way, by not jacking the engine up.

Iíll just leave this here to hopefully save the next guy the headache of trying without jacking engine up.

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I was able to change all 4 spark plugs well under half an hour without having to jack up the engine. Wouldn't say this is the longer or harder way.
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I was able to change all 4 spark plugs well under half an hour without having to jack up the engine. Wouldn't say this is the longer or harder way.
Film it no cuts start to finish or it didn’t happen.

What did you torque the plugs and coils too?

Maybe you have small barbie doll hands?

Majority of people who have done it without jacking engine up say its a solid 3hours and your hands look like they lost a fight with a cheese grater.

Doing it by Jacking the engine up takes less than two hours and your hands look like they got a manicure at your favorite spa.
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I was able to change all 4 spark plugs well under half an hour without having to jack up the engine. Wouldn't say this is the longer or harder way.
Bullshit.
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Bullshit.
Well it took me a little over an hour to do the install which included the filming so that's already under what some people are saying it took them while jacking the engine up
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Well it took me a little over an hour to do the install which included the filming so that's already under what some people are saying it took them while jacking the engine up
Exactly. So you've already more than doubled your bullshit claim from, "...well under half an hour..." to, "...a little over an hour..."
Just stop.
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