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Has Anyone Done a Spark Plug Change with a TRD Supercharger?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Ostrichsak, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Sep 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    Ostrichsak

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    I've got to change out my plugs and I'm looking for a little bit of guidance. Specifically speaking getting to the ones on the driver's side. I see some say that it's necessary to remove the s/c to get access which sounds like a real PITA. I've seen mention that it can be done w/o removing the s/c though and I was hoping that someone who has done this method can point me in the direction of a How To or perhaps shed some light on this with some details.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Sep 3, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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  3. Sep 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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    s/c has to come off to do the drivers side. Its not difficult at all to remove.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    I've read from a few people on other forums now who say you can do it using two 3" adapters and a ratchet with a plug socket. I think I'm going to try that before I take the s/c off.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    Please let me now what you end up doing. I wonder if you have replace any gaskets if you remove the super charger. I still have the instal directions if you need mee to send yout something (torque specs) whatever.
     
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    I've read there is a concern w/the gaskets and potentially messing them up or pinching them when re-installing and that's one of the primary reasons I don't want to remove the s/c to change the plugs. If I'm unable to swap them with it on then I'll need those torque specs.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    OK no problem except I am not home this week. I am in Atlanta this week. I will be home Saturday around 12PM Arizona time. Give me about an hour or so and I will email install pages you need with torque specs. Are you getting new gaskets?
     
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    Don't worry about it right now. If I need then I'll let you know. I want to see if I can get this done w/o removal first.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    Hey I'm back from Atlanta. How is the plug change going?
     
  10. Sep 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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    Meh, not ideal: Click me. Putting everything back together now & getting ready to put the new pulley on. I'll be glad when this is done.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Cool. Thanks for the information. Any problems with any of the gaskets?
     
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    Nope. Be careful to pull the intercooler cover off because on mine part of that one stuck to the cover and the rest stayed on the bottom so I can see where it might have broke/tore had I just yanked it off. I can also see where the s/c to head gasket could be a pain since it's underneath the s/c and you can't really see it. It went relatively smoothly once I admitted defeat and decided to just remove the s/c to access the plugs rather than trying to get them changed while it was on. Since I had a new pulley to install the belt had to come off anyway so I wasn't too many more steps from pulling the whole thing off. I was hoping to be able to do it w/o pulling the s/c though that way the next time I need to change plugs I wouldn't have to pull it. The next time I need to change plugs I'll need a new belt anyway so just an excuse to do everything at once.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    Thanks for the information!!! I will follow your lead when it comes time for me to change the plugs.
     
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    might want to talk to whitebeauty (?) on xrunderground about the intercooler gasket. i think he has a replacement for those that remove the supercharger unit. (only because it loses its integrity after awhile/numerous reinstalls)
     
  15. Sep 11, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    Will do thanks. I am also going to beak out install instructions and see if I can find a part number.
     
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