Originally Posted by kbench55
Can someone give me a quick rundown on the process for doing this? I do not want to screw something up. I am assuming that I have to take the one pipe off that goes to the turbo. What is the best way to do that? Thanks for all the help.
I don't claim this as the best method, but it is the process I used. Oh, and pardon the lack of proper technical names and terms. I'm far from a professional mechanic.
1- removed air pipe from turbo. Unscrew bottom clamp.
2- removed air pipe from intercooler. Unscrew bottom clamp.
3- unsnapped plastic cover above head-just pull slowly, straight up.
4- Use torque bit to loosen spark plug wire.
5- Pull off/up spark plug wire.
6- Loosen and remove old spark plug- scratch head at factory gap?
7- Install new plugs.
8- Put everything back together.
I started from left to right doing one at a time. The last one required me to unsnap wire from coil thing at top to be able to remove long plug.
The job was easy and took less than 1/2 an hour. Just make sure you have the right tools and take your time. Don't force anything. Ask any questions that you have and someone here will probably be able to help.
Oh, I used needle nose pliers to lift the old plug out of the hole once they were loosened. I learned that trick years ago with my first Neon. I'm guessing a magnet on a stick would work... What did everyone else use?