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Old 06-23-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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location of spark plugs?

I want to know where the spark plugs are because I want to see if it'll make driving the car smoother, can anyone snapshot a picture of where it is in the engine? I'm taking a guess that it's on the driver's side and on the far side (if ur standing at the front of ur car) but I'm not taking chances of screwing something up IF I decide to do something. And also, do I need to switch anything else out in the process of switching to newer spark plugs? Thanks.
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Its always good to do a full tune up about every year or so (spark plugs and plug wires) on top of the engine will be a black box with 6 wires coming out those are the plug wires. Follow each to a spark plug on the driver and passenger side of the engine
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Its always good to do a full tune up about every year or so (spark plugs and plug wires) on top of the engine will be a black box with 6 wires coming out those are the plug wires. Follow each to a spark plug on the driver and passenger side of the engine
August 7th/8th will be the first full year i've had this car. how hard is it to switch out the spark plugs on the passenger's side? i've read some other forums and apparently it's pretty hard to get to unless u remove the intake tube connecting to the throttle body...it took me like 2 hours just to get the K&N CAI in so i sort of don't want to disconnect it unless I REALLY have to

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oh and what spark plugs should I go for and what spark plug wires? i'm most definitely gonna get them at my local auto parts store (o'reilly auto parts). I've heard some are for better spark and some just last longer, either or. I like to floor it a lot so which one would be better for my car?
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August 7th/8th will be the first full year i've had this car. how hard is it to switch out the spark plugs on the passenger's side? i've read some other forums and apparently it's pretty hard to get to unless u remove the intake tube connecting to the throttle body...it took me like 2 hours just to get the K&N CAI in so i sort of don't want to disconnect it unless I REALLY have to

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oh and what spark plugs should I go for and what spark plug wires? i'm most definitely gonna get them at my local auto parts store (o'reilly auto parts). I've heard some are for better spark and some just last longer, either or. I like to floor it a lot so which one would be better for my car?
On the pass side it's a must to remove the air intake.. But you can just twist it around and not take it completely out. Motorcraft is always the best. Depending on what your looking for MSD performance.. Ask the guy he will help you out.
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Re: location of spark plugs?

oh ok. what do you mean by MSD performance? what does that stand for?
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oh ok. what do you mean by MSD performance? what does that stand for?
I believe MSD is the brand name?
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i'll see. i gave my auto shop a call this morning and he told me to bring it in next week so he could check on it.
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i'll see. i gave my auto shop a call this morning and he told me to bring it in next week so he could check on it.
Should take less than 15min to change spark plugs.
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But what about the ones on the passenger's side? I sort of need instructions on how to switch them and also the spark plug wires
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If you don't know where the plugs are on a motor you probably shouldn't be attempting to change them. But that's just my opinion.

If I were you I would head on down to your local pick n pull and **** around with one of the wrecked mustangs just to get an idea for what you are doing. Then if you screw something up it's no big deal, but then on the other hand a plug swap is so incredibly easy idk even easier is installing a cai.
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The biggest thing is be careful with the #3 plug (passenger side towards the rear of the car) and make sure you don't cross thread it. The k&n intake Is simple enough you should just take it out
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