OK, two questions about the tuneup on my wife's '03 Santa Fe (60 k miles).
1) Should I put any anti-seize on the plug threads? The instructions from
Hyundai didn't say so... but didn't say not to. For now I didn't put any on
2) Getting to the rear 3 plugs on the 2.7 litre V6... looks like I have to
remove the intake manifold... do I? If so, is there a gasket I need to
replace and if so do I install it dry or with any sort of sealer?
Not sure I'd recommend anti-seize on plug threads. I've seen many plugs
back out that were tightend down properly and I don't think I'd make it any
easier for that to happen. Plugs come out fine without the use of products
I'm going to look at my wife's 04 Sonata. I'd find it hard to believe that
one would have to remove the intake manifold to change the rear plugs. If
it's like a GM motor the plugs can be reached with a bit of contortion, or
perhaps by tipping the motor. HT could certainly speak authoratatively on
I should have said the "plenum"... not the intake manifold... it goes across
the top of the rear plugs... not even enough clearance to get the plugs out,
it would appear - unless the plenum is removed. Unless I am missing
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