Just changed the plugs for the first time since getting this car in March
when it had 117k miles ( now 119k ).
This was the hardest plug change I've ever done as the amateur that I am.
Took the cover off, no problem. Disconnected the plug connectors, no problem.
Took the coil assy bolts out, no problem. Pulled 3 of the coil assy's up but
the 4th wouldnt come up, no matter what. I literally had to get the jack
handle out of the back and use the chisel tip under the thick plastic part,
to finally get it to come up! WHAT A PAIN.
A snap after that though.
Photo of the plus below. I guess the original owner ( or the factory? ) must
have put in iridium plugs when the car was new?
They look ready to change though. ( not sure what the white stuff is, but
that means it's burning lean? )
Another problem though - the oil is slowly leaking out somewhere. We had an
emissions test done before buying it and it passed with about 1/2 the
allowable, of standard. No oil evident at the tailpipe or in the driveway.
But it must be leaking slowly from somewhere, because it was below the bottom
of the dipstick when we had a change done 1000 miles ago, and they filled it
( obviously ) and now it's down to the lower end of the dipstick, not good.
- Jane Galt
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