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    Hey just started the removal of my 01 ss plugs not fun kinda of a tight fit. Any ideas on a easier way to remove the passenger side plugs on the motor?

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    The only one i was not able to do was the #8 plug. The first 3 were a pain, but i removed my air lines to manifolds, and made it a bit easier.

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    Yep remove the coil packs and AIR lines. Some people have good luck getting #8 (passenger side rear) from the bottom, others do not.

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    Pop the pins up that secure the cowl seal with the tip of a flat screwdriver. Those darn things will shred your hands in a hurry. I went at No. 8 from below and it was very easy to get at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloroller View Post
    Hey just started the removal of my 01 ss plugs not fun kinda of a tight fit. Any ideas on a easier way to remove the passenger side plugs on the motor?
    I actually jacked up the passenger side just enough so the front passenger tire was fully extended and did the spark plugs that way... Was pretty easy if i remember correctly... If you need to reach further down then your arm can go or just need something skinnier, i used a spark plug socket extender... Fancy way of saying i rigged up a braker bar with the socket on the end to remove the damn thing LOL but it worked!!!

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    Thanks for all of the help good ideas didnt think about the coil packs.

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    I actually did mine today, and number 8 i had to do from underneath and number 6 was also a pain, i needed to get a swivel and took me longer than number 8, its a pain, but it ran alot smoother and was worth the pain and anger.

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    Did you have to disconnet the a/c line going from the evaporator to the dryer?

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    I didn't have to disconnect anything... the hard to reach ones you can either rig up a spark plug socket to something long & hard (lol) or come at it from underneath the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloroller View Post
    Did you have to disconnet the a/c line going from the evaporator to the dryer?

    Leave that alone. It is tight working quarters on the passenger side, but you should not have to mess with the AC lines.

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    I thought number 6 was the hardest.

    Like others said, just remove the coil packs if that is even necessary to you.

    I usually lean on the intake or area where the lid is at, because I'm too damn tall and kills my knees to bend over. That may help you as well.

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    We had a 2000 TA come in the shop today and I took a look at it. #8 looks super easy from the bottom. So at least with the 2000 to 2002 stock exhaust, it looks easy. I seem to remember my 99 being impossible from the bottom.

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    Yeah long tbes ruined my idea of coming up from the bottom, put the car on my lift last night and look at the inner fender hoping that could be removed found out that they steel, that idea is gone nitrous solenoid and linesran down the passenger side to many items there thimking of just dropping the block and raisingthe body up. lol Looking to finish the plugs thursday and ride to the track friday. Another question cutlass or anybody that might know the answer plug gapping on tr55 ngk plugs at .040 on a 100 shot wet kit with bolt ons and stock heads ok?

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    I think .040" sounds fine for a 100 shot

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