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Old 02-22-2004, 05:43   #1 (permalink)
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replacing sspark plug leads ??????

well i picked up a set of new leads and was going to change them over the other day but when i went to do it i saw where the dizzy was and thought ****ing hell how the hell em i going to get to that and the coil.

do u have to remove the air intake manifold or if not how do u do it.

i tryed reaching threw from near the top radiator hose but cant get me hand in or get the leads of the dizzy

ne help would be great
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Re: replacing sspark plug leads ??????

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all you need is rubber fingers. start with the ones closer to the firewall and work your way anticlockwise. it's the onle way.if you take off the cap, you won't be able to put it back on once all the leads are on. make sure you connect them in proper order so it doesn't missfire when you start it up.
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Re: replacing sspark plug leads ??????

I used a long flat head screwdriver to carefully push the leads into place on the dizzy cap, bitch of a job, wouldn't wont to do it too often.

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Re: replacing sspark plug leads ??????

Yes it certainly does suck doesnt it, with the ea MPI manifold it took me a good hr with plenty of bitchen and moaning, but with the el, it took only 10 minutes woot.

Pull out the airbox and undo most of the connectors on the thermostat housing (I broke the temp sender end clean off the first time.
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Re: replacing sspark plug leads ??????

The large bent long nose pliers from K Mart work well as does having a wife (or girlfriend) with a sense of humour and long skinny arms and hands.
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Re: replacing sspark plug leads ??????

I'm not sure if the dizzy on the EB is in the same place as the EF, but from the sound of your post they must be close!

I took off the ducting from the air box lid through to the throttle body, then drove the car up onto a set of car ramps, If you lie underneath and have someone pass the leads through from up above, its a fairly simple matter to pull the old leads out and replace them, just by feeling your way around.

Should hopefully only take you 10-20 minutes under the car.

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Re: replacing sspark plug leads ??????

took me about 5 mins with the loooong bent long nose pliers...

they are the best way hands down....they are a must with the e series because of the stuff under that bloody cage :)
good for radiator hoses under there too....and some vacuum stuff and electric plugs :D

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cheeres have to go pick me up a pair now and get it done.


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Take the dizzy cap off and lay it all on a nice flat surface to get your lengths right, takes about 5 mins.

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