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    Did a tune up... DAMN

    Pulled two of the wires out, finally fought and got them off and the heat shields. Arms are all chewed to shit and back now. Maybe when my headers are on it will be easier. Too much shit in the way........ Fucking smart engineers can blow me!!

    P.S. - Left the heat shields off is that a bad thing? I put in NGK's and MSD wires.

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    if you're planning on doing headers soon I can't see it doing very much harm...

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    No big deal on the MSD wires. The heatshields would just rattle around on them anyway because there is a difference in diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thearborbarber View Post
    No big deal on the MSD wires. The heatshields would just rattle around on them anyway because there is a difference in diameter.
    Thats what I was hoping to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Pulled two of the wires out, finally fought and got them off and the heat shields. Arms are all chewed to shit and back now. Maybe when my headers are on it will be easier. Too much shit in the way........ Fucking smart engineers can blow me!!

    P.S. - Left the heat shields off is that a bad thing? I put in NGK's and MSD wires.
    man i know how you feel, when we put my bros LTs on and did a full maintences including the plugs and plug wires my hands were raped from the coils! my hands were killing me the next day from all the cuts, it made me not want to do anything on my ws6.

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    I put headers on my LT1, but not my LS1, yet. I remember what my hands and arms looked like when I was finished.....not a fun job, but the first time I went to the track with the headers I was pretty happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMGls1jz View Post
    man i know how you feel, when we put my bros LTs on and did a full maintences including the plugs and plug wires my hands were raped from the coils! my hands were killing me the next day from all the cuts, it made me not want to do anything on my ws6.
    Yeah my hands are sore as hell, arms are bruised, not fun at all. I didnt plan too well and started it sunday afternoon so it had to be fixed for work on monday.

    Quote Originally Posted by qwk93ta View Post
    I put headers on my LT1, but not my LS1, yet. I remember what my hands and arms looked like when I was finished.....not a fun job, but the first time I went to the track with the headers I was pretty happy.
    I have brand new Hooker Ceramic L/T's sitting in my spare room waiting to go on. Now I cringe everytime I walk by them lol.

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    I know how ya feel man, Mine looked like they went through a meat grinder.

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    Would a tubular k-member make changing them any easier? Im thinking that removing all that egr/emissions crap sure would help alot.

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    I know removing the egr stuff helps....don't know about the k-member.

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    Thumbs up Tune up...

    Well, chew up your hands or pay $600 to have it done for you. Suggestion: get some mechanics gloves and cut the fingertips out for "feel", cheap fix, and save your $600 you would have to pay a mechanic to do it for you!!

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    I have had bad luck with LS1 MSD wires failing!

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    really! what plug wires do you use then?

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    the headers really won't be that hard to put on. The only tricky part is how high you have to get the car in the air. I suggest keeping it at normal height taking everything off then raising it high enough to slide the headers into place and then lower the car back down some. It has to be pretty high to get them in and I never feel safe under a car that high on jack stands.

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    Has anyone installed headers on a LT1 and a LS1? I have done it on a LT1....is is harder or easier on a LS1?

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    I've never done the LT1 headers but from everything I read they're a bigger pain in the ass than the LS1 headers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    the headers really won't be that hard to put on. The only tricky part is how high you have to get the car in the air. I suggest keeping it at normal height taking everything off then raising it high enough to slide the headers into place and then lower the car back down some. It has to be pretty high to get them in and I never feel safe under a car that high on jack stands.
    Thats what worries me also. Getting it lifted that high and then being under it.

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    Me and Preston should have got some battle scar pics after we got headers installed on my car...........

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    lol... i've done plugs but this last weekend i did fuel injectors and found that to be a much more severe hassle for some reason. my hands were covered in grit and oil and had strange welts and cuts on them - and i wait tables for a living! lol. had a few customers ask wtf happened to your hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard head View Post
    lol... i've done plugs but this last weekend i did fuel injectors and found that to be a much more severe hassle for some reason. my hands were covered in grit and oil and had strange welts and cuts on them - and i wait tables for a living! lol. had a few customers ask wtf happened to your hands?
    just tell them you had to help the kitchen guys boil the cats and the cats put up a fight.

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