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How To: Spark Plug Change (1 GR-FE)

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    L8Rmike

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    Thanks, good vehicle specific info. In the past for hard to get to plugs I attach a few of inches of a vacuum line to the end of the plug and use it to help start the threads of the plug. The vacuum line gives me a better feel, compaired to starting it with the socket & extention, to prevent crossthreading Once the threads are started, pull the hose and it popps off the plug for the final tightening.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have heard a few people do it this way. Personally, I have more feel with the extensions and plug socket.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    Thanks for the write up Chris. I'll sure to revisit this in about a year when I'm ready to swap my plugs out. :D
     
  4. Mar 16, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    brianr

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    great write-up buddy.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yw. :)
    Thanks, Man. :proposetoast:
     
  6. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    Great write up....I'm only at 20k now, I'm wondering how much does the dealer or a shop charge to change out the plugs? I'm sure it is a lot considering you say 2 hours. I'll have to get my bf to help me with this one.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:46 AM
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    great write up!!!
    think I will just drive to your place and have you do all this stuff to mine :D
     
  8. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:11 AM
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    Cool. Thanks agian for the write up.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:11 AM
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    good job chris! always a very informing person:thumbsup:
     
  10. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    awesome write up bud!
     
  11. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Yw. :)
    Thanks, You guys! :)
     
  12. Mar 17, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Once again nice write up chris will be using this in a few weeks when silverseven gets back. Will do both trucks in one day sounds like a blast.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Mar 17, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    great write up, thanks man!!! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Mar 17, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    good information thaks for the pictures.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    for the passager site ussing platinium and for the engine site ussing iridium for the temperature coul be?
     
  16. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:12 AM
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    Its best to use the OEM copper/nickel plugs. There is no gain to be had useing the iridium or platinum plugs on the 1GR-FE V6.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    Nice write up. This is my next task. Subscribed for later.
     
  18. Mar 19, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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  19. Mar 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    did mine last night. the old plugs where the right color but the gap was approaching .055 on every plug. It was alot easier having the TRD intake, nothing to remove on the passenger side.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    Thats right near the max that the plug will even fire....how many miles??
     
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