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    Changing spark plugs? easy enough?

    Is changing plugs an easy enough job for an ameateur?

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    Yeah really easy mate.

    You just pull the ht leads/coilpack off screw the plugs out and back in.

    Do you have a socket for spark plugs? Should be deep with a rubber bit inside.
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    nah, but will be able to get hold of one. Cars off the road at the min, due to EGR valve, gonna stick the new EGR on tomorrow, need a little advice on that also. Just thought i would change the plugs while i'm doing that and a mini service

    Really that simple, i thought that was the case, just i mentioned that i was gonna change them to a mate and he mentioned something about spacing and how far you tighten them back in, huh? obviously talking the brown stuff.

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    Some plugs are spaced ok others have to be gapped quite accurately for performance cars. Yours should be alright i'd say.
    Just tighten them hand tight then a 1/4 turn or so. Really not tight at all.

    I don't know much about the egr. What do you need to know?
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    just make sure you start tightening the plugs without using a ratchet at first just to make sure you dont cross thread them

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    ahh okay, is it worth sticking with the GM ones for my engine then?

    Its really simple thing really, got new EGR and new gasket, just wondering whether i need to put gasket sealent round each side of the gasket also or stick it straight on?

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    i wouldnt use sealer just use oe gasket and you will be fine
    i would stick to gm plugs as well mate

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    Cheers for that, i know thats the gaskets job just wasn't too sure whether i should just as an extra or not


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    Yeah what he said.
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    lol, cheers guys

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