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98 Outback 2.5 plugs
Posted 28 January 2004 - 02:51 PM
The only way to make this job less of a pain would be to raise the engine. Anyone have a solution? I know you only have to do it every 60K or so, but the designers weren't thinking of the Mechanic.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 04:53 PM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 05:17 PM
when removing the spark plug, i first pull the boot, then insert the spark plug socket, then a 3" extension, then a u joint, then a long extension and rachet. once the plug is loose, get to the plug in the reverse order. it can be done without raising the engine. just take your time. remember antiseize and also dielectric grease to make getting the wires off easier next time.
Posted 29 January 2004 - 05:57 PM
Originally posted by lmdew
.....The only way to make this job less of a pain would be to raise the engine.......
It's called a legacy.
Because of the subframe spacers the outback uses, it makes the plugs hard to change. It's not so bad in the standard legacy as the motor sits higher in the bay (or the bay sits lower around the motor).
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