SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
*NOTE: This engine has aluminum cylinder heads. Do not remove the spark plugs from a hot engine, allow it to cool first. Removing the spark plugs from a hot engine may cause spark plug thread damage or cylinder head damage.
1.Remove the ignition coil housing.
2.Remove the spark plugs with a spark plug socket. IMPORTANT: Remove any water and debris from the spark plug holes before spark plug removal with compressed air.
3.Inspect the spark plugs.
1.Gap the spark plug, using round wire type spark plug gap gage. Adjust the spark plug gap to 1.14 mm (0.045 in) .
2.Install the spark plugs with a spark plug socket. IMPORTANT: DO NOT coat the spark plugs with anti seize compound. Over torquing could occur and damage to the cylinder head threads may result. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Tighten the spark plugs to 20 N.m (15 lb ft) .
3.Install the ignition coil housing.
Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 4:54 PM