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 Post subject: changing 97 EL leads
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:42 pm 
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Hey guys just wondering what is the easiest way to access the spark leads to change them on an EL as its in a bit*h of a spot. Thanks for any replies guys
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 Post subject: Re: changing 97 EL leads
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Remove the airbox and intake pipes, makes it a hell of a lot easier. It's still a s**t place to get at though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing 97 EL leads
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:04 pm 
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remove the airbox that will make it a lot easier
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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:21 pm 
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I remove the airbox AND the fans, removing the fans gives HEAPS more room

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 Post subject: Re: changing 97 EL leads
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:40 am 
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thanks guys ill give that a try, and let yas no how i go

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 Post subject: Re: changing 97 EL leads
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:37 am 
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To get the leads onto the distributor cap, I tend to use the handle end of a screwdriver through the top to lock the boots onto the nipples if you can't push down on them from underneath.

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing 97 EL leads
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:46 am 
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Llike said remove intake piping and air box. Go at them from underneath the manifold, not by trying to sqeeze you're hand through the manifold. It'll get stuck haha.
Once you get the angle its quite easy. Do one lead at a time so you don't stuff up the firing order.
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:00 pm 
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87SIlude wrote:
Do one lead at a time so you don't stuff up the firing order.

+1 I forgot to mention that in my earlier post, you definitely don't want to spend more time than necessary doing this job. As far as routine maintenance goes, it's my opinion that replacing leads on these cars is the worst job to have to do.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:06 pm 
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take all the leads off the cap (its not that hard, just mark where no 1 is and sort the firing order from there) reason being, while leads are off, remove the cap and inspect it and the rotor, usually the carbon centre pin in the cap wear out and is often overlooked
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:49 pm 
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66 coupe wrote:
take all the leads off the cap (its not that hard, just mark where no 1 is and sort the firing order from there) reason being, while leads are off, remove the cap and inspect it and the rotor, usually the carbon centre pin in the cap wear out and is often overlooked


or missing which was my case.

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Llike said remove intake piping and air box. Go at them from underneath the manifold, not by trying to sqeeze you're hand through the manifold. It'll get stuck haha.
Once you get the angle its quite easy. Do one lead at a time so you don't stuff up the firing order.


Even when I get at it from underneath, I tend to use the handle of the screwdriver to push it down to make sure it has actually clipped on. I don't take the intake out either sometimes...perks of having long and skinny hands.

 

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