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Old 06-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #1141
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You were given the wrong plugs....The first page of this thread has the proper part numbers...-01235 iirc...
fuuu... I told him 2006 and he still messed up
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #1143
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #1144
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SPARK PLUG CHANGE

Did mine yesterday, piece of cake!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:52 AM   #1145
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This write up worked for me. I changed my plugs out yesterday, using this as a guide. I have 64K on the truck and bought it used 2 years and 24k miles ago. Previous owner had not replaced the plugs. Anywho. Thanks Chris.
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Thanks chris4x4 for the post. Just used the info to change my plugs
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Changed my plugs out tonight for the first time. Should have done it at 30K, but I did it at 45K. The pic below shows what the old plugs looked like. They all had a brown/burnt looking ring around the top of the insulator just above the nut. Has anyone else seen this? Is it normal or does it indicate any problems?
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Changed my plugs out tonight for the first time. Should have done it at 30K, but I did it at 45K. The pic below shows what the old plugs looked like. They all had a brown/burnt looking ring around the top of the insulator just above the nut. Has anyone else seen this? Is it normal or does it indicate any problems?
Normal, mine were like that and other pics I've seen on this thread are the same.
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Thanks AgentSmith. Good to know it's normal.
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Awesome write up Chris. I just changed my plugs for the first time and it took exactly 2 hours. The step-by-step instructions and pictures make it a piece of cake.

A couple of comments from my experience:

1. The 5/8" deep socket I used for the plugs didn't have a rubber bushing insert to hold the plugs for extraction from the well. I put a small rare earth neodymium magnet inside the socket and the plugs came right out.

2. Like a lot of people, I've always used a piece of rubber tubing to start the spark plugs into the hole to prevent cross-threading. This is always frustrating because the plug tends to flop around and it takes some fiddling to get it started. This time, I put a piece of stiff wire (#12 electrical wire) inside the tubing to keep it straight. It worked like a charm and the insertion process was quick and easy.

3. Keep on eye on the spring clamp from the vent hose. I left it on the hose and it was gone when I went to reinstall it. After a couple of anxious minutes, I found it sitting on the valve cover. I suggest taking it off the hose and setting it aside
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Thanks for the write-up Chris. I changed my plugs out this morning. Afterwards, I took your advice and drove to the beer store

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40,0000 miles after reading this (and using the info) for my last plug change...it was useful again on todays plug change. Thanks
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Thanks for the post, changed my plugs on my 2012 with 52K. Plugs looked decent, NGKs were at ~.053 gap densos were more like .043. Only difference with the 2012 is the air intake is a pain to get off because the 2nd bolt is hard to get to, I just moved it while working and left it on.




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Followed these steps and it took about a hour and a half. Thanks Chris!
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I have finally decided to do this myself tm morning instead of paying the dealer. I stopped by today and got 6 denso plugs. Does the old rule of always disconnect the battery when doing something like this still apply? Or is it not necessary? I havnt changed plugs since I had a 94 5.0 I always disconnected it then. But was never sure if u actually had to do that.
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I have finally decided to do this myself tm morning instead of paying the dealer. I stopped by today and got 6 denso plugs. Does the old rule of always disconnect the battery when doing something like this still apply? Or is it not necessary? I havnt changed plugs since I had a 94 5.0 I always disconnected it then. But was never sure if u actually had to do that.
You don't have to disconnect the battery.
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