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 Post subject: Back 4 spark Plugs
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Culd I get some insight on how to change the back four spark plugs on my GXP? I need all the help I can get. Thanks and take care. Jonathanb


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 Post subject: Re: Back 4 spark Plugs
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:47 pm 
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I could use any tips and information inhh order to make this process pain free. Any advice would be greatly appriciate it. Take care.


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 Post subject: Re: Back 4 spark Plugs
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:56 pm 
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Have an assortment of metric tools and take your time. Keep removing bolts until the spark plugs come out.


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 Post subject: Re: Back 4 spark Plugs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:43 am 
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1) Remove strut tower brace
2) Remove Secondary A.I.R. shut off valve. This is the big piece in the center of the rear cam cover. You'll need a long extension with either a swivel or U-joint and a 10mm socket to get the nuts off the exhaust flange. From there, the same 10mm works on the bolts that hold it to the cam cover. You will need a 10mm wrench on the one bolt a socket can't get to. Disconnect A.I.R. feed from the pump (the big rubber hose).

Have at it... They replace the same as the front.

This is what I sent to you via PM. I thought you got it;

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NP. It's the same as the front, except you need to remove the Secondary A.I.R. shut-off valve that sits right in the center, on top of the cam cover. And before that, I would remove the Strut tower brace. I believe that's a 13mm bolt. They're a threaded nut, so don't worry about having issue putting it back in.

You're gonna need some extensions, and a swivel or u-joint, with a 10mm deep well socket. This will be used to undue the nuts on the exhaust flange for that the Secondary A.I.R. system feed into. From there, a combination of a 10mm wrench and 10mm socket will undue the bolts holding it to the cam cover. Disconnect the electrical harness, as well as the feed tube from the Secondary A.I.R. pump.

With this, you can take it all off, put it aside, and you're free as you are in the front (sans a little tighter workspace.

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 Post subject: Re: Back 4 spark Plugs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:43 pm 
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Hi guys, it was painless. All I had to do is remove the bar running horizontally over the engine, then I removed the peice of equipment above the rear plugs. I used a swivel ratchet that hooks on to the ratchet and I also used a spark plug swivel ratchet and it angled down into spark plug hole perfect. It took me about 45 minutes to do all 8 plugs. Pretty painless, the fear of the unknown got to me but once I got my hands dirty it was a piece of cake. If you have any questions about it PM me and I can sure help you out. Take care guys and girls


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