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    Replacing Spark plugs and wires

    Need some help with changing the plugs and wires on the passenger side of 02 Z28. Anyone have some helpful advise? Thank in advance for any help thats provided.

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    Get plug number 8 from the bottom
    Some people remove the AIR tubes to gain access, some people remove the coil packs to gain access, i even read that some remove valve covers.
    I personaly just remove the air tubes and get number 8 from the bottom, its gonna be pita and you will invent some new words but you will get them done.
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    +1 on inventing a new word, that #8 is a B**CH!!!! i just finished changing mine this morning. i didnt have a good way to get the car off the ground so i couldnt do #8 from the bottom like everyone was saying to do. i had to do it from the top, i took off the AIR pipe, the coil packs on the passenger side and that gave me enough room to get in there and change it. Installuniversity.com has a good write up on how to do this.
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    I saw where you can buy a special socket. Does it really help ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    I saw where you can buy a special socket. Does it really help ?
    It would....if it was $5.

    Basic tools gets the job done for me.
    I don't have AIR though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    It would....if it was $5.

    Basic tools gets the job done for me.
    I don't have AIR though.
    how much is it ?

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    a spark plug socket? If so, yea i would get one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    It would....if it was $5.

    Basic tools gets the job done for me.
    I don't have AIR though.
    damn thing was like 9.99$, i was to much of a wuss to do it with a regular one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggino85 View Post
    a spark plug socket? If so, yea i would get one
    trying to think of where I saw it for sale.........some kind of special socket so you get remove the plug easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    trying to think of where I saw it for sale.........some kind of special socket so you get remove the plug easy
    I think SLP has one for like $25.



    A spark plug socket is a must though.
    I consider that part of a basic set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I think SLP has one for like $25.



    A spark plug socket is a must though.
    I consider that part of a basic set.
    will pass then

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    I found that a bent ratchet, 1/2" ext, and normal plug socket were the best thing. If you can't find the bent ratchet a flex head does nice also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggino85 View Post
    +1 on inventing a new word, that #8 is a B**CH!!!! i just finished changing mine this morning. i didnt have a good way to get the car off the ground so i couldnt do #8 from the bottom like everyone was saying to do. i had to do it from the top, i took off the AIR pipe, the coil packs on the passenger side and that gave me enough room to get in there and change it. Installuniversity.com has a good write up on how to do this.
    yeah i was going off the write up from installuniversity.com and i started removing the AIR pipe and got one of the 10mm bolts, the one closest to the front of the car off, then spend a good 30-45 mins and every curse word i know trying to get the second one off, the one closest to the coil packs, and no cigar. so finally i said F*ck it lets save it for a later date so i don't break something on my body or in my engine bay.
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    I removed the AIR and coil packs and just used a 3/4 wrench on the end of a regular spark plug socket last couple of times I did it.

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    Spark Plug socket with the smallest extension you can find. Its quite easy from the top if you remove the coils and Smog crap

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    well my clutch pedal spring just broke for the second time so i need to take it to the dealer, bc last time it was a b**ch to replace, should i just see if they would do it if i cant get that AIR pipe off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slims00ls1z28 View Post
    I removed the AIR and coil packs and just used a 3/4 wrench on the end of a regular spark plug socket last couple of times I did it.

    Same procedure I use.

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    Instead of buying a socket for 25 bucks, take an old socket ya got and just cut it inhalf and you will have what everyone is paying 25 bucks for...
    I know personaly i got a handfull from incomplete sets lieing around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCCamaro View Post
    yeah i was going off the write up from installuniversity.com and i started removing the AIR pipe and got one of the 10mm bolts, the one closest to the front of the car off, then spend a good 30-45 mins and every curse word i know trying to get the second one off, the one closest to the coil packs, and no cigar. so finally i said F*ck it lets save it for a later date so i don't break something on my body or in my engine bay.
    i used a 3inch swivel extension and two 3inch extensions,lol, the swivel extension at the top of the rachet allowed me to get the wright angle on the bolt and pry it loose.

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    I looked at where the plugs are and said to myself hell no.. So i'm probably going to have them replaced at a shop some day.

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