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Old 10-02-08, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Spark plug change - how?

Do I have to remove the radiator to change the front plug?

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Old 10-02-08, 11:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Spark Plug Change ??

on my 99reg you just loosen the bolts and remove the horn, then prop the rad forward with a chunk of wood. bit awkward to do but not hard
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Old 10-02-08, 11:15 PM   #3
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on my 99reg you just loosen the bolts and remove the horn, then prop the rad forward with a chunk of wood. bit awkward to do but not hard
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Old 11-02-08, 12:38 AM   #4
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I have a K3 S and no you don't need to - undo the bottom bolts and swing up and the rad then use the spark plug tool in the tool kit (plus a pair of pliers on the top to start) and it'll come out
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Old 11-02-08, 04:40 AM   #5
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What others said....remove lower bolts, tilt radiator forward...


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then use the spark plug tool in the tool kit

This is a must for removing the spark plug without taking the radiator off.
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Old 12-02-08, 09:18 PM   #6
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use a fuel rubber hose to pull the plug from the hole once losened.
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Old 13-02-08, 12:02 AM   #7
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Take the horn off, it gives you loads more room.
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Old 13-02-08, 12:05 AM   #8
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i changed my spark plugs on my injected model and all i done was take the 2 bolts of the rad i did not remove it completely and it worked very well and was very easy 2 do!!
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Old 13-02-08, 12:30 AM   #9
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Cheers I did it easily just tilting it forward like you all advised. Thanks loads.
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Old 13-02-08, 09:42 PM   #10
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I find although you can tilt the rad, I prefer to drop the coolant. That way you get new plugs and new coolant and not so much risk of damaging the rad!
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