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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject:  Wires and spark plugs... Reply with quote

I know my mileage says they're fine,but I'm concerned about the age.

Just wanna do it anyway,so send me down the right path.

Not really worried about the $$$.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Use ACDelco plugs and wires for best results. They're the stock wires and plugs for the Impalas.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

And when doing the back 3 plugs have handy the book "1001 Bad Words".
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

thought you could rock the engine forward to make the rear easier? my imp has 120k still stock plugs wires. i need to change the plugs but just havnt had the time, there not miss firing or anything just i know they cant be looking too good

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

On my 05 3800, I had the original plugs/wires first changed at 160,000 miles. The car was still running great, but I was hoping for better gas mileage. The original plugs looked great. The wires fell apart when pulled from the plugs. No tilting of the engine necessary, But the STB had to go to get in there. GARY

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I guess I'm gonna go AC/Delco...this weekend.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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thought you could rock the engine forward to make the rear easier?


Yep, I had a tool similar to this one for just that purpose http://www.amazon.com/Thexton-.....ine+tilter . Makes the rear plugs so much easier especially if you have larger arms/hands.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Picked up the AC/Delco Iridium plugs and a set of AC/Delco wires today. Now,they'll have to wait 'til next weekend. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Irish_alley wrote:
thought you could rock the engine forward to make the rear easier?


Yep, I had a tool similar to this one for just that purpose http://www.amazon.com/Thexton-.....ine+tilter . Makes the rear plugs so much easier especially if you have larger arms/hands.


Does this tool max out the movement of the engine? It almost looks as if it wouldn't move much.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:22 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I didn't have that exact one, but the one I used would pull the engine forward so it would be almost touching the fan shrouds (an extra three inches of much needed clearance on the back bank of plugs).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I use a coat hanger to hold GM FWD V6 engines forward for service. True story.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

No s**t? How do you pull it forward?

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No s**t? How do you pull it forward?


With a prybar, never had an issue. I have thousands of dollars in specialty tools, but never saw the need for one there. I've also used simple woodworking clamps for this purpose, when I needed a third hand.



Oh I forgot, I've also used ratchet straps, I did that on my own car when I pulled the motor. Hooked the strap between the lifting tab on the motor and behind the headlight on the radiator support. Buying that specialty spreader thing? F that.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Got 'em done with no spreader bars,bar clamps,coat hangers,etc...

Did notice a difference after the change too. Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject:  strap on Reply with quote

I just use a ratchet strap to pull the engine forward to give me the clearance for the back three. works every time.
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