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Old 07-26-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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Im about to change my spark plugs in my 06 gt with 64k on it. Ive heard the horror stories about what can go wrong. I was seeing if anyone had any tips or tricks.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Im about to change my spark plugs in my 06 gt with 64k on it. Ive heard the horror stories about what can go wrong. I was seeing if anyone had any tips or tricks.
Just do a search on the forum. There are at least a couple of threads I've seen that go in detail and what special tools you might need, as well as the process. Good luck with the spark plugs!
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Lots of vids on YouTube. My advice is this. They will NOT break if you have patience and take your time. Anybody that has broken these plugs is rushing it. I soaked mine in solvent the night before and came back the next morning to take them out. I'm talking like 5-6 min on each plug back and forth loosen and tighten. Make sure your on a day off and lots of time in your hands. Good luck, threre is really nothing to worry about, it's all on you and how much patience you have!
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Im about to change my spark plugs in my 06 gt with 64k on it. Ive heard the horror stories about what can go wrong. I was seeing if anyone had any tips or tricks.
The MOST important thing (and I have changed 5 cars and NEVER broken one)...have the CAR AT OPERATING TEMP!!! It will soften the carbon buildup and the aluminum head has a different expansion characteristics then the steel of the plugs...soak the plugs (I use Sea Foam Deep Creep) Use a torque wrench and I DONT go over 30 lbs to try to break them loose...I get a SLIGHT turn on each one when the engine is hot (after soaking for 30 mins or so) then I GINGERLY work each plug slightly back and forth once and go to the next in sequence...you will feel them loosen up and move a bit further with each time...just TAKE YOUR TIME...You will feel it when they are ready to come out...I have usually had the Lisle tool..but never had to use it...
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:56 PM   #5
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I used PB Blaster and let soak for 5 minutes and we did 16 plugs back to back with not one break.
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