The Manual suggests to remove the exhaust manifold. A week ago, when I replaced these, I did NOT remove the manifold. I replaced the plugs in question with a couple of socket extensions however it was not easy. Getting the new plugs back in was not easy either. To get the plugs back in I used some rubber tubing, (I believe it was 3/8 inch i.D. Tubing) and inserted the spark plug firmly into the tubing so it held the plug as I lowered it into place. I was able to get it to turn a couple of times, so that I knew it wasn't cross-threaded, then pulled the rubber tubing off and finishing tightening the plug with the plug socket and extensions. Getting the plug wire back on was also difficult as I do not have a 'plug wire puller', which would have came in handy. I put a tiny bit of vasaline on the part of the plug that is 'grabbed' by the plug wire and worked it on and off a few times prior to putting into it's hole, in order to get the plug wire to go on more easily when it came time to push it on.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 AT 12:34 PM