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Old 09-05-2003, 01:12   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, i have an EF2 ghia, ive put new NGK plugs in and now im up to the leads (8mm top guns). What is the best way to put them in? People have told me to jack the car up, and reach up to the dizzy cap as its situated right under the inlet manifold. Or, take out the air box system and try and reach your hand under. Any ideas?
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Both ways are a pain in the ass, Ive heard of people using a piece of steel with a hook on the end which can be used to pop the lead off, then the outer face of the hook can be used to clip the new lead into place, oh and only ever replace leads one by one, never pull them all off
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as a mechanic i have had to do this many times and what a c### of a job
take of the air filter cover,top half
i rekon you pull all them off just make sure you know which is no1(use liquid paper)
then feed them in 1 at a time and use a long screw driver to push them in from the top till they go click
its not really that hard once you have done a few
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I have found the best way is to change the leads is
to remove the airbox and fit the front 4 leads and then the rear 2 leads from underneath the car.
Just make sure the correct lead goes to the correct
position.
Note:This is for coil pack fitted cars.
I think the EF2 still had the coil pack.
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I know this may be a bitch but do it one lead at a time so that way you don't mess any up - Unless your confident.....
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My EF2 uses Top Gun EL leads... go figure :/ I realised this becuase the EF leads were 3 inches shorter than they should be. I cut my knuckles up several times pullin the leads off the plugs, scrapin em on the power steering cover. Overall it was a piss easy job, but a little b*tch at the same time lol
I pulled the whole cap off with the old leads still connected to it. Took the old leads off, fitted the new leads to the cap outside of the bonnet, marked the numbers on them for each cylinder. Placed some heat protectant wrap on em for when they come into contact with the rocker cover, took them back off the cap and left the cap where the air box was. Fed them down from where the plugs are to inbetween the intake manifold in groups of three (1-3, 4-6), plugged the leads into the cap (which was left where the air box was), put the cap on, plugged in the coil lead and whacked the leads onto the plugs. Worked a treat but a bit fiddley, it seems like the easiest way.
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