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    Changing spark plugs

    I'm pretty sure I need to change the spark plugs in my Z20LET. Having never done any car maintenance before I don't have the tools for the job at the moment.

    I am thinking of buying this tool kit:

    http://www.drapertools-online.com/b2...pp_skmno=71369

    As it is available on Amazon for £23. Will this kit give me everything I need to get the job done or will I need anything else?

    I intend on fitting NGK iridiums to the car.

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    that will do the job

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    Thanks, just been reading others posts. Do you think it would be worth getting a torque wrench as well to make sure the spark plugs are tightened correctly?

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    Yes, torque wrenches are essential for most major bolts etc on cars

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    Definitely get a torque wrench, useful for so much stuff (like err, tightening bolts ), especially on cars. Just make sure you wind it back to zero after each use or you'll stretch the spring and it'll give you an inaccurate readout after a while.

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    Thanks for the advice guys, just ordered it all. I bought..

    Torque Wrench:
    http://www.drapertools-online.com/b2...pp_skmno=34570

    Toolkit:
    http://www.drapertools-online.com/b2...pp_skmno=71369

    And the plugs:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=015

    Quite looking forward to fitting them, if it all goes well I have a few other things that I want to fix, but small steps! Had enough of paying a fortune to not have work carried out properly. Just hope I don't cause more problems than I fix.

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