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I know most know how to change out spark plugs but we were all noobs at one point. Hoping this saves some noob $100 by not having the dealer switch out the plugs.

Equipment
  • Autolite XP5703 spark plugs (.028 gap) $21.20 from eBay
  • spark plug socket
  • 10 mm socket
  • ratchet
  • torque wrench
  • 6 inch extension
  • anti seize
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Remove the engine cover. Pull on the corners and it will release. Remove the coils with the 10 mm bolts.
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Give them a tug and they will pop right out.
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I needed to remove this connector to get to the coil closest to the driver side.
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Using a 6 inch extension (not in the pic) you can now remove the spark plugs. Be careful no debris gets into the opening while the spark plugs are out. Place the new plug into the plug socket. I like to apply anti seize to the plugs when installing. Insert plug,socket and extension into the opening and tighten by hand. This ensures that you are not cross threading.
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Torque the plugs to 15 ft lbs, Insert the coils, screw in the 10mm bolts, reattach the wire connector and pop in the engine cover. Enjoy!
 

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Mods, there are some very large (duplicate) images on the original post that I was not able to remove. Hopefully you can get them removed because i was unable to do so.
 

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Believe it or not I just made a video that I need to upload to my YouTube
 

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Are autolights the factory replacements ? I want to run champion iridium a whenthe time comes . It's a cheaper version of the Greddy .7 tip ;) I just need to find out the part number for it . The autolights are great to and IX NGK are the equivilent to those if you can't find autolights
 

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Wassup I don't have a torque wrench, would I need to invest in one???
 

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They are only $10 at harbor freight
 

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For spark plugs, no a torque wrench isn't necessary; however, they ARE a great investment.

Every single but in your car has a proper torque. Buy one now and youll use it a lot more than you think (ie: lug nuts, brakes, struts)

I'd recommend one!
 

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It's basically a crush washer on all spark plugs . 15- 19 ft lbs or the old standard hand tighten all the way then 1/4 turn all four and then repeat . If it stops then don't go further . That seats the washer
 

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They are only $10 at harbor freight
For spark plugs, no a torque wrench isn't necessary; however, they ARE a great investment.

Every single but in your car has a proper torque. Buy one now and youll use it a lot more than you think (ie: lug nuts, brakes, struts)

I'd recommend one!
It's basically a crush washer on all spark plugs . 15- 19 ft lbs or the old standard hand tighten all the way then 1/4 turn all four and then repeat . If it stops then don't go further . That seats the washer
Cool, thanks guys, I seen a lot in auto zone or advance but to me they sound too cheap!! To buy one and hence it brakes on me
 

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3/8 size obviously right!!
 

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3/8 size obviously right!!
Really depends on how much work you plan on doing to the car. Majority of the fasteners can be done with 3/8" drive while others will require a 1/2" drive for higher torque (lug nuts, most suspension and engine internals).
 

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Really depends on how much work you plan on doing to the car. Majority of the fasteners can be done with 3/8" drive while others will require a 1/2" drive for higher torque (lug nuts, most suspension and engine internals).
Ohhh ok ok got you thanks for the help guys
 

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Is this a good anti siezehttp://m.autozone.com/miscellaneous-cleaners-and-degreasers/lube/permatex-1-oz-28-35-g-anti-seize-lubricant/526814_0_0/?location= for spark plugs ?
 

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Any anti seize will work . I had a can from God knows what year or brand that I used on tons of cars . It was a copper base one . Basically anything that helps aluminum from creating that white crap between the steel threads of the spark plugs works .
 
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Checkout brownline digital torque wrenches. I've read pretty good reviews on corvette and tracker forums from people wanting a good budget wrench with a lot of features
 
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