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    fitting spark plugs

    i know this might sound like a stupid question to some of yous but could comeone please tell me how to do it, thanks

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    8v or 16v?
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    re: fitting spark plugs

    1.6 16valve

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    remove the cam cover that hides the top of the leads, best bet is to do eack plug one by one incase you mix the leads up when you come to put them back
    you will need a deep socket and extension bar possibly.
    cant remember what size socket though, i know the plugs from vauxhall are 91132006

    when you go to wind them in be carfull to get them in straight them wind them in pinch tight, dont go to crazy
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    re: fitting spark plugs

    cheers mate

    got the week of work, so im gona give my car a good clean inside and out and also the engine bay and also change the plugs, bought that wonder wheel stuff today, brought my wheels up great, well worth the £10

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    by the way, some people do this some dont.
    you can put copper grease around the threads of the plugs, stops them seizing in the head

    yea wonder wheels is good stuff
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    Copper grease is a no no on modern heads, unless you want the plugs working themselves loose!

    All plugs are also pre gapped and will not need adjusting.

    You don't have individual plug leads on the new 16v engines, it's just a board that you unbolt and lift up.

    Just tighten the plugs as hard as you can by hand then use a spanner or something to apply just a little more torque.

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    ahhh, good point
    thats why im a parts man and not a mechanic

    just realised that he got a newer astra 16v ops:
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    re: fitting spark plugs

    thanks for your help lads

    il do it later on today

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