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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:39 pm 
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I went to change my leads and it is a lot harder than i was expecting, i knew wer they r but I didnt think much of it, What is the best way to do it?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:55 pm 
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remove airbox/intake pipe and reach under the intake plenum. Sometimes it can be reached from the front once the snorkel has been removed too.

Once you know which position the leads sit in the coil ... it only takes a few minutes to do it. The majority of the time is removing the bits around it to get to it.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:16 pm 
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its also pretty easy from underneath the car

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:50 pm 
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How the f**k do u get at em from under the car????

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:52 pm 
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Lot easier from underneath. Jack it up/put up on ramps and have a look and you'll see its a lot easier 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:39 pm 
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Come from behind the steering rack i'd imagine, facing towards the front of the car! Id be thinking about relocating mine to the firewall :P

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:25 am 
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leads?...spark plug leads? how the hell do you change them from under the car :S

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:30 am 
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remove airbox/intake pipe and reach under the intake plenum. Sometimes it can be reached from the front once the snorkel has been removed too.

Once you know which position the leads sit in the coil ... it only takes a few minutes to do it. The majority of the time is removing the bits around it to get to it.
What he said, I also take out the thermos,

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:34 pm 
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oh wait, his is an EL. so it would be easiest to do it from the front under the manifold,

EF you have to do from underneath (unless you have girly arms)

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:21 pm 
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Im pretty sure i dont have girly arms and i do all leads on falcon 6's from above the car, u can do it from underneath but i think it is a waste of time jacking the car up but if its like ur first time and it helps u then go a head and jack it up
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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:49 am 
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i ended up doin it from underneath and above, didnt remove anything, I used a pair of pliers from above to pull them off and a piece of metal to push em on from above. Other than that I did them from underneath. It was such a fun job :(

 

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