BADASS of New England

An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Who is online?
In total there are 3 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 3 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 101 on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Latest topics
» 2012 and up Caprice PPV
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:36 pm by No Moa

» I wasn't even looking for this one, I swear!
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:52 am by 95brmw

» This forum needs a pulse check.... pics included
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 pm by Grumpy

» 1994 Roadmaster Estate Wagon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:15 am by lvd2340

» Who're You callin a Turkey?
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:32 pm by 802

» New Ride
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:17 am by silverfox103

» Complete SS interior.
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:35 pm by No Moa

» 2016 9th Annual Roundup, List of Attendees
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:04 am by MASShole9C1

» Pictures from the 2016 Roundup
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:03 pm by toomanytoyz

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
December 2016
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
CalendarCalendar

Share | 
 

 Easy Way To Do Plugs?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Cadet57



Posts : 4476
Join date : 2010-03-14
Age : 29
Location : Chicopee, MA

PostSubject: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Tue May 31, 2011 8:10 pm

I'm thinking its time for a tune up with new wires/plugs and maybe a cap too. Went to pull one of my plugs to check the condition and holy crap its a pain to get to them. Any tips for a newbie to this motor? I've done plugs and wires before but never on this motor.
Back to top Go down
GasTT



Posts : 2675
Join date : 2009-01-19
Age : 28
Location : Treasure Coast, FL

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Tue May 31, 2011 8:29 pm

There is no easy way. Just get in there and do it. Be happy it's not an LT1.
Back to top Go down
96Brougham



Posts : 819
Join date : 2009-02-02
Age : 28
Location : Easton MA

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Tue May 31, 2011 8:31 pm

GasTT wrote:
There is no easy way. Just get in there and do it. Be happy it's not an LT1.

X2
Back to top Go down
Matt Trakker



Posts : 5075
Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Tue May 31, 2011 8:42 pm

Yep, there's no shortcut, you just gotta wiggle your arms in there and get them done. I did all of my plugs on the '93 from above with no issues, it was actually much easier than I expected considering how much of a PITA people say it is. I just had to use a universal here or an extension there. I'd recommend using anti seize on the threads, and having an old spark plug boot or something to help get the plug started in the hole
Back to top Go down
1984twodoor



Posts : 4059
Join date : 2010-03-30
Age : 23
Location : Wilmington/Wakefield/Andover

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Tue May 31, 2011 11:51 pm

Or get a box, room for days! Arrow
Back to top Go down
Matt Trakker



Posts : 5075
Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:34 am

I think the TBI 91-93 cars have the same amount of space, lol.

Easiest ones I've ever done were, well everything I've ever owned has been easy...the funniest ever is those old Ford Econoline vans from the 60s with the Ford Falcon engine, you sit in the driver's seat changing the plugs. Laughing
Back to top Go down
onehunglo



Posts : 315
Join date : 2009-01-25
Age : 38
Location : Raymond, NH

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:21 pm

I went through the wheel wells with my LT1. Drivers side was tit, pass side sucked.
Back to top Go down
Cadet57



Posts : 4476
Join date : 2010-03-14
Age : 29
Location : Chicopee, MA

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:21 pm

I don't need to remove the wheel wells do I? Mad
Back to top Go down
GasTT



Posts : 2675
Join date : 2009-01-19
Age : 28
Location : Treasure Coast, FL

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:31 pm

You are putting too much thought into it. Just do it. Go right from the top stuck your hands in there and do it. Really not hard at all. I even did the plugs and wires on my 9c1 from the top and those engines are a bitch.
Back to top Go down
Grumpy



Posts : 267
Join date : 2010-08-18

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:03 pm

see if ya had a V6 it's a hour job with a 30 minute lunch break Cool
Back to top Go down
Matt Trakker



Posts : 5075
Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:12 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
I don't need to remove the wheel wells do I? Mad

Agree with Tim, Justin. You're over-freaking-out about this, just do the damn plugs! lol

At the very most, you will need a basic socket set with a universal and some extensions, a plug socket, have to remove your air cleaner housing and snorkel if it's still the stock ones, etc.

That's all I did. I don't know why the LT1 cars are so much harder but I'm assuming it's the manifolds or something like that...the TBI ones are easy! You will probably get your arms dirty up to your elbows and have to jam them under the sides of the engine on a few plugs to feel for where they go in the holes but that's about it... Cool
Back to top Go down
Cadet57



Posts : 4476
Join date : 2010-03-14
Age : 29
Location : Chicopee, MA

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:17 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
I don't need to remove the wheel wells do I? Mad

Agree with Tim, Justin. You're over-freaking-out about this, just do the damn plugs! lol

At the very most, you will need a basic socket set with a universal and some extensions, a plug socket, have to remove your air cleaner housing and snorkel if it's still the stock ones, etc.

That's all I did. I don't know why the LT1 cars are so much harder but I'm assuming it's the manifolds or something like that...the TBI ones are easy! You will probably get your arms dirty up to your elbows and have to jam them under the sides of the engine on a few plugs to feel for where they go in the holes but that's about it... Cool

I'm not freaking out. I just don't know what the best way is on this car. If this were my VW or my Lumina(tor) i'd be done in 20 minutes. But this is a whole new beast for me. The only reason I asked about the wheel wells is because of reading this:

onehunglo wrote:
I went through the wheel wells with my LT1. Drivers side was tit, pass side sucked.

So I didn't know if that meant I had to remove the inner fenders. Which, if I did would be wicked stupid just to do spark plugs.
Back to top Go down
bowtiepimp



Posts : 1564
Join date : 2010-06-19
Age : 31
Location : working a corner near you

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:59 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
Or get a box, room for days! Arrow

.... yeah buddy...... cheers
Back to top Go down
GasTT



Posts : 2675
Join date : 2009-01-19
Age : 28
Location : Treasure Coast, FL

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:27 pm

You don't have an lt1 there is no need to go through the side. Even if you did you don't need to remove the fenders there is enough clearance. Matt, the LT1/L99 cars are so difficult because the wires run behind and under everything. Behind the whole accessory bracket on the pass side and behind air pump on drivers side and under the manifolds on both sides.

Justin just get some tools get in there and do it. There is no special way to do it. Then you will come back here and say wow that was so easy...
Back to top Go down
1984twodoor



Posts : 4059
Join date : 2010-03-30
Age : 23
Location : Wilmington/Wakefield/Andover

PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:06 am

Only advice that probably goes for any of these cars...do the Pass. side first! The drivers side will take 5 minutes.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Easy Way To Do Plugs?   Today at 4:57 pm

Back to top Go down
 
Easy Way To Do Plugs?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Easy Way To Do Plugs?
» 8 ACDelco 41-932 Professional Platinum spark plugs
» Critical hits – easy fix (?)
» A Simple Paper Dragon (easy to do)
» Shameless self-plugs

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BADASS of New England :: 91-96 B & D-body tech :: Problems / Maintenance-
Jump to: