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Old 12-21-2007, 06:01 PM   #11
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Nope, nothing special.... it takes normal tools for the plugs and just your hand for the wires.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:32 AM   #12
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so the plugs dont need a certain torque to be tightend to?
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Normally plugs torque to 23ft/lbs

I've done them for so long I can get them at spec without a torque wrench.
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ahh ok thanks, around how much does a torque wrench go for? i figure i need to get one b/c almost everything needs a certain torque haha
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also how often should the wires be changed?
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Stock wires... I would go about 50-75k.. since stock wires tend to get brittle and crack.

Aftermarket.. about the same... and aftermarket wire should hold up better.

You can change them where ever you feel like... I know guys that do it once a year... just really depends on the owner and the condition of the wires.
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ok, and the plugs?
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spark plug gap

I'm installing new Denso spark plugs into the SVT and have a few questions. First do i need to gap to .065 if I only have MSD wires (the manual calls for .051)? Second, I know this is a noob question, but how can I correctly read the spark plug gauge, the circular one? Thanks again
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If you're still running the stock coil, it might or might not be able to put out enough voltage to cover the larger gap. You can try and see by gapping them and then driving the car afterwards to see if it misfires. As far as the plug gauge goes, it should be two sided. Each tick mark should represent one unit of measure or it may go by two's depending on who makes it. Just use the side that measures in hundredths and to get the appropriate gap distance, I would center the center electrode at the desired mark by wiggling the tool in between the ground electrode and center electrode. This should create a groove in the tool if the spacing was tight to begin with.
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I've read that .60 is a decent gap for NA cars. The stock coil should be able to handle that with no problem. If you can get yourself a feeler gague from Sears, a local tool shop, or even a local parts shop it will be much easier for you to gap the plugs accurately.
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