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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Spark plug change = blood on driveway in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by AG'S-V So you guys recommend the NGKs over another set of AC Delcos? I came from a ...
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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by AG'S-V View Post
    So you guys recommend the NGKs over another set of AC Delcos? I came from a modular Ford that took Motorcrafts or nothing.

    I'm bone stock approaching 40k miles...don't think my plugs have been changed yet...
    I used AC Delcos when I switched mine out. I haven't heard bad things about NGK, but have never had probs with AC Delco in any car, let alone the V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    I used AC Delcos when I switched mine out. I haven't heard bad things about NGK, but have never had probs with AC Delco in any car, let alone the V.
    TR6 for forced induction

    1 step colder than stock.

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by dannboss View Post
    TR6 for forced induction

    1 step colder than stock.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Thanksm thats what a thought but couldnt remember fo sho.

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    for N/A motors use ngk tr5 or tr55

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Quick tip for those trying to get the SP boots off:

    With the coil packs already off of course. Use a pair of adjustable pliers to clamp down on the end of the boot (don't clamp too hard, you don't want to permanently deform it.) While keeping clamp pressure on the pliers, leverage the plier handles against the valve covers to pop the boots off. On some of them, it's necessary to put a wrench on top of the valve covers for that extra leverage. This way, you use the valve covers (or wrench on top of them) as a fulcrum while you apply opposite pressure on the plier handles.

    With a little practice you can pop them off quite easily (even the rear passenger) without leaving a bloody trail in your engine bay. Definitely recommend removing the battery for that rear passenger.

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    I need to change mine too. Haven't been looking forward to it but it gotta be done now. At least one was knicked from the place that changed out my broken valve spring...they want $125 for a set of wires and i get much better pricing from Speed Inc so I told them forget about it...Just looking at it going to be much easier than my LTx Camaro...

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Anybody got a link to the plugs? For the Maggie setup?

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    NGK TR6 (they can be found for cheaper):

    http://www.amazon.com/NGK-TR6-Power-.../dp/B000HDDC6Y

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Do the passenger rears from underneith the car,piece of cake!

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    The first time took me like 4 hours and I had a huge gash on my hand were I sliced it open on the raised coil mount.

    Now I can do all plugs (including gapping and a coat of anti-seize) from the top with coils removed in less than an hour with no bloody fingers. Its not bad once you have the tricks down.

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    I know I'm in for a variety of answers here but at what mileage do you change plugs?

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    I changed my plugs and wires at around 52k or 53k.

    I posted a thread back when I did the swap stating that it took about 5 hours or so to complete it. I pulled the coils but not the battery because pulling the coils made the most sense to me. The most difficult part was removing the boots. I used mechanics gloves and a boot puller so no blood loss. It was just extremely tight. Hopefully the dielectric grease during reassembly will ease removal if I need to do this again.

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    The first time took me like 4 hours and I had a huge gash on my hand were I sliced it open on the raised coil mount.

    Now I can do all plugs (including gapping and a coat of anti-seize) from the top with coils removed in less than an hour with no bloody fingers. Its not bad once you have the tricks down.
    And what is your hourly rate?

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    Re: Spark plug change = blood on driveway

    Quote Originally Posted by Bueller View Post
    I know I'm in for a variety of answers here but at what mileage do you change plugs?
    I've changed the plugs in my car 4 times just since the blower lol Dont ask. Car is healthy now.

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