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'98 Outback Spark plug Boots - (Got it licked!!)
Posted 15 July 2003 - 12:06 PM
Guest_1 Lucky Texan_*
Posted 15 July 2003 - 04:07 PM
Actually I have no idea how to help you and just have this one crazy thought. Um - you're not gripping them with pliers in such a way that the clips inside are just being crushed onto the plug tips I guess? That may be counterproductive. ;^)
just a WAG
1 Lucky Texan
Posted 15 July 2003 - 05:14 PM
Posted 15 July 2003 - 06:52 PM
"Grab the lead near to the plug - put a little bit of "pull" on it - then waggle the plug end vigorously left to right - it will come off quite easily
It was relatively easy once I figured it out.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 09:19 PM
I had some trouble getting the plug wires off my 2001 Outback Wagon as well. The first time I tried, I pulled like mad for ten minutes, then gave up. Going back after them with greater determination, I found that they really weren't that tough once I pulled some stuff out of the way--the air box on the passenger side and the washer reservoir on the drivers side. Pretty straightforward after that. The Champion plugs I pulled were pretty far gone. I'm pretty sure they had never been changed with 54k miles on them ( I just got the car). I replaced them with some new NGK's and she seems to run fine. Hopefully my fuel mileage will improve slightly.
So, anybody have a favorite plug to run in the 2.5? I'm partial to NGK based on my experience with Mazda rotaries, but I know some engines seem to prefer certain plugs. What does a Subaru like?
Posted 13 December 2003 - 09:33 PM
resevoir and air box helps with the skinned knuckles. One thing to do to help
for the next time was to squeeze some
die-electric tune up grease into each boot
and spread it around in them. It helps keep them from sticking to the plugs.:-)
I currently am running Bosch "4"'s.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 10:53 PM
I've seen mixed reports with people who have tried the Bosch +4's. Just seems to be one of those things. Bosch is a good product - just doesn't seem to be the best match for Subaru engines.
Posted 14 December 2003 - 04:08 AM
Posted 14 December 2003 - 05:47 PM
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