: Changing Spark Plugs?



PGA2B
03-09-10, 01:29 PM
Anyone changed their own plugs? Just wondering how difficult and how much I am going to have to disassemble to do them?

Bee iLL
03-09-10, 01:49 PM
I did. Real PITA. A good set of swivel head extensions come in handy. I had to remove the battery to get to the back passenger side ones.

PGA2B
03-09-10, 03:11 PM
Not what I wanted to hear........

But figured it would be that way.

Redxped1
03-09-10, 04:34 PM
Its not that bad but the pass side i also pulled the batt the drivers is a cake walk. Id still rather do plugs on this car then do a 4th gen Fbody with out long tubes

silverws6ta
03-10-10, 10:57 AM
Its not that bad but the pass side i also pulled the batt the drivers is a cake walk. Id still rather do plugs on this car then do a 4th gen Fbody with out long tubes


:rant2::rant2: :yeah: <<----

LITTLEELVISDAN
03-10-10, 04:38 PM
$400 to have dealer change the plugs...

Got a quote today and I will be doing them myself

PGA2B
03-10-10, 08:53 PM
$400 to have dealer change the plugs...

SCREW THAT!!

Last question. Double Platinum or Extreme Platinum?

silverws6ta
03-10-10, 09:01 PM
SCREW THAT!!

Last question. Double Platinum or Extreme Platinum?

:thehand::thehand::thehand:

:tisk::tisk::tisk::tisk: Putting it nicely - NEITHER ONE!!

COPPER or IRIDIUM for Supercharged applications -- Platinum plugs do not dissipate heat properly -- especially in modified applications.

I run 41-985's Delco's in my SSEi (with a 3.4 pulley) great mileage, no KR, low maintenance, one heat range colder. Coincidentally, I run that same plug in my LS1 WS6 Trans Am.

PGA2B
03-10-10, 10:30 PM
Sorry...... I meant Extreme XP Iridium not Extreme Platinum and your comment tells me I want XP Iridium's.

I always ran AR103 Autolite in my highly modified 99 GTP 0*KR 2.6" pulley on 92 octane pump gas(See my Car domain page).

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/294506

Redxped1
03-10-10, 11:11 PM
Sorry...... I meant Extreme XP Iridium not Extreme Platinum and your comment tells me I want XP Iridium's.

I always ran AR103 Autolite in my highly modified 99 GTP 0*KR 2.6" pulley on 92 octane pump gas(See my Car domain page).

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/294506

Thats a sharp gtp you got I also had a 99 4 door silver 3.4pully u bend delete drove that thing as a dd till it had 174K thing ran like a champ
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1443742&l=9c11d4e58d&id=502737895

BlackSTSV
03-11-10, 08:39 AM
i was under the impression D3 made some super exclusive plugs for our cars that actually gave a noticeable change in performance?

jedhead
03-11-10, 11:54 AM
Some comments were made on the torquemaster plugs here:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-v-series-forum/140249-just-installed-d3s-torque-master-spark.html

Bob

BMBSALES
07-03-11, 03:46 PM
anyone ever look into those new pulse plugs?

PGA2B
07-03-11, 05:11 PM
Got a set in my car right now..... Didn't see a difference.

1madstsv
07-03-11, 06:13 PM
I run ngk-tr7ix gaped to .32. @ 18.5psi they work great. For stock cars ngk-tr6 gaped to 35-37 would work good. Ran them in my turbo z28 @ 10psi. Gaped to .35

BlownV
07-03-11, 08:12 PM
^^ Use to run those NGK's in my GSX, gapped to .028 (stock boost) or .022 (26psi on 93oct) or .018 (34 psi on QC-116). Great plugs but I don't have a clue how long they would last in a stock vehicle...I replaced mine every oil change due to the lead buildup.

meekna
07-03-11, 08:13 PM
what mileage should the plugs be changed?

Xtreme70SS
07-04-11, 09:59 AM
Owner's manual says to change at 100k miles - but obviously people are changing them a lot sooner. Modified setups, people looking for a slight improvement, etc.

YoungBlood_STSV
07-05-11, 02:00 PM
I changed the plugs to the NGK Iridium's when i did my spectre intake...32K miles on the car (three weeks ago). The stock delco's showed a good deal of scorching on them...i would probably question their ability to go past 50,000 miles.

As stated by others, the drivers side can be done in <20 minutes with the right tools (extenders, swivel joint, etc) Passenger side is...harder. First two not bad, the third one back starts to become a pain with different things obstructing your view and ability to pull the plug straight out. The last one...it was a two man job that involved a big crow bar. I was able to do it without removing the battery, but needed to remove whatever was next to it and i needed a second person because of that. Overall it took about an hour to do the passenger side. At $400 for the dealer to do it though, I'd certainly do it again myself (plus i'm certain they wouldn't have been so gentle when accessing that 8th plug). Slightly frustrating, but it was completed with only one scrapped knuckle and no broken parts.

BMBSALES
07-08-11, 09:33 PM
Got a set in my car right now..... Didn't see a difference.

yeah...and for that kind of money they better do something...

PGA2B
07-09-11, 01:32 AM
yeah...and for that kind of money they better do something...
Mine were free:thumbsup: