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This is a discussion on plugs n wires within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; how in the hell am i suppose to get to the plug n wire on cylinder 8?!?!? is there a ...

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    how in the hell am i suppose to get to the plug n wire on cylinder 8?!?!? is there a trick? special bendy tool..???lol im stummped...stupid compact engine bay
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    Yeah, it's a pain. It's doable from the top, some do it from underneath. www.installuniversity.com has a plug change guide.

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    From the bottom......still a pain but easier. I couldn't get it from the top without removing the coil pack.
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    I got mine from the bottom. (Even though mine is an LT1 and not an LS1, same principle.)

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    Its a lot easier from the top if the coil pack is off. Its not easy by any means though
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    bottom here too......and still got cut up

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    Believe it or not-an experienced tech can do this stuff without much drama. Notice I use the words experienced, not every goofball in a shop has experience. I've found that some plugs are easier from the bottom and some from the top. The V-6 F-body is actually harder to change plugs in than the V-8. But it's all doable. A flex head ratchet ,small 1" extensions, and a good spark plug socket make a big difference too.

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    I'm about to replace these as well. I am hoping that the problem I am seeing is from the older plugs and wires I have on the car. While driving it seems like the car is misfiring, since the acceleration is not smooth, and seems to stutter at certain RPM's.

    Where is a good place to buy plugs and wires at? Should I just search on the ones listed on the install university site?

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    Thanks for the info! I've been thinking about doing this also.
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    Installing new plugs and wires is a great excuse to install some longtubes...Just a little food for thought. btw - I did mine from the bottom.

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    check out www.ls1howto.com for the swap and pretty good deal on NGK plugs on www.ls1speed.com

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    do like the dealers do and don't change it.

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    I went at that one from the bottom as well, you have to be extremely patient and be able to walk away. I did the driven side one day then did the first 2 pass. side another day, then the third and finally the #8 from under another day. long arms help.

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    So plug #8 is a real bitch to get to eh? I guess having the right tool will be a big help. I really want to do this myself (with the help of my friend), rather than pay for it. I ordered the plugs and wires, and printed out and studied the install university instructions. I know my car needs them replaced anyway(115k miles), but I'm hoping it will fix the hesitation while driving too.

    Thanks for all the info/links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my99TAbeast View Post
    So plug #8 is a real bitch to get to eh? I guess having the right tool will be a big help. I really want to do this myself (with the help of my friend), rather than pay for it. I ordered the plugs and wires, and printed out and studied the install university instructions. I know my car needs them replaced anyway(115k miles), but I'm hoping it will fix the hesitation while driving too.

    Thanks for all the info/links.
    when does it hesitate?

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    It hesitates at the same speeds it seems now. When I am at 40 and the RPM's are between 1,000 and 1,500, when I am giving it just a little bit of gas. As soon as I give it more gas, it goes away. But it doesn't happen 'just' at 40 MPH. Usually when I am at a cruising speed, and at low RPM. At least this is when it is more noticable.

    Thunder racing sent me email that the plugs are on back order, so I'm hoping this doesn't cause anything else to go bad.

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