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Old 07-27-2003, 16:36   #1 (permalink)
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Spark plug leads - help

I need help. Does anyone know an easy way to change spark plug leads on an AU I6 without pulling half the motor apart. The coil pack is placed in an almost impossible position. It took me half an hour to change the number 3 lead by feel alone because you can't see anything from under the car or from the engine bay. Any tricks of the trade would be most appriciated. Thanks
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When i changed my leads to 10mm ones it took a cool 1hr 25min to complete, when i removed the first one i thought i was screwed cos i couldnt figure out any way to do it, but in the end victory was mine. I got to the coil by jacking the car up and lying under the car with my left arm bending up sort of through the oil filter access area and then some to the right. I just managed to push it on with 2 fingers only. seriously though what a arse-clown of a job.
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Thanks for your help. I have gone in through the bottom and done the fingertip trick, it's a real bugger.

I've since read a previous thread on this forum and there was a suggestion that removing the air cleaner intake box and tubes, there would be sufficient room to access the coil pack. I'll try it tonight and keep you posted.

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Just take the aircleaner box out.Plenty of room and real easy to do.Shouldn't take more than 1/2 hour with a smoke break as well.
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Thanks guys, I've taken the intake snorkel and air cleaner box out and there was plenty of room to access the coil pack by reaching under the inlet manifold. Changer the leads in 20 min start to finish. You can just take the intake snorkel and still access easily with one hand, but if you want to use two hands, you'll need to take the box out as well. Cheers
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