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Old 07-22-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Where are the spark plugs?

Here are some pics of engine, I cannot locate sparkplugs. Please help me. Just got my Jeep, and doing a maintenance on it, plugs are one of the first...
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Passenger side of the engine. give me a couple and I'll get you some pic's.

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Old 07-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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Jeep.US41.org/sparkplugs

^^^^ that link will set you all up bud.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:50 PM   #4
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Thank you buddy!! That was fast

I dont have a tork wrench do i really need it?
I did change my mercedes amg's 16 plugs once, it took me 2 hours, and did not use tork wrench for that. Thats why i am asking, I believe i got the rest of the tools.

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Old 07-22-2009, 12:57 PM   #5
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I don't use a torque wrench just standard ratchet with 2 extensions. If you got a wabble head it also will help for the one at the far back.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:01 PM   #6
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Just snug them in there....do not...over tighten them down.
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Just snug them in there....do not...over tighten them down.
X2 on that. Using nothing bigger than a 3/8" drive ratchet wrench on spark plugs helps to prevent that. Using a 1/2" ratchet wrench gives enough additional torque that it would be much easier to strip out the threads for the spark plugs.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:04 PM   #9
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Snug + 1/4 turn I believe is the standard rule most folks will tell you. That and 'choke up on the rachet'.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:24 PM   #10
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torque wrench is not really needed for plug as the others have said, but it's a must to have in your tool kit IMO.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:19 PM   #11
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Agree, don't need a torque wrench for plugs.

I can feel them seat. Hand tight, a little less than a 1/4 turn and the gasket (more of a crush ring really) seats. No more turning after you feel it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:54 PM   #12
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I agree but torque your lug nuts, it's a must do.

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