Originally Posted by mse5787
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...