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Old 10-01-2001, 18:22   #1 (permalink)
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confused Spark plug lead removal

I was wondering if someone could give me some info on how to remove the leads on my ef. I took one look and thought Oh s#@t how do I get to them.

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Re: Spark plug lead removal

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I was wondering if someone could give me some info on how to remove the leads on my ef. I took one look and thought Oh s#@t how do I get to them.

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It can be done in 4 easy steps as follows...

Step 1: Piss, moan and curse
Step 2: Remove lead
Step 3: Move to next lead
Step 4: Goto step one

If you can't get your arm under the manifold, you'll have to get at them from underneath the car. It's prick of a spot, but they don't make em as easy as they used to be...
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Im buggered then coz I cant get my arm under the manifold and cant get my arm on the right angle to do it under the car.
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I think it's easier to take cap off,replace leads then put cap on.But if that don't work you are in it big time...again!!
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The best way to replace your leads is with the use of very long nose pliers. Do the leads one at a time. The worst one in the lead to the coil its a real bastard. This is how my mechanic showed me how to do it.. There is no easy way...

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The best way to replace your leads is with the use of very long nose pliers. Do the leads one at a time. The worst one in the lead to the coil its a real bastard. This is how my mechanic showed me how to do it.. There is no easy way...

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or just stand there, while me and 'MAD' Barry do it for you!!!
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or just stand there, while me and 'MAD' Barry do it for you!!!
Why have a "DOG" and bark for it too.. lmao...

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Old 10-02-2001, 05:37   #8 (permalink)
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get a length of steel rod about a foot long, put a 90 degree bend about 2 inches from one end, bend other end into handle.

waala! coil lead tool. also doubles as radiator hose remover (to break seal)



Now if everyone who reads this sends me a dollar..............:D
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Old 10-02-2001, 07:07   #9 (permalink)
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Marry a girl with long skinny arms and a sense of humour; it worked for me. Or you could try training an octopus; I mean they meant to be the world's most intelligent inverterbrate and they have 8 arms so they could change all the leads at once while pouring you a beer.

The long nosed bent pliers from K-Mart are also the go.
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Old 10-02-2001, 15:02   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks all, I will give it a go on the weekend.

If I cant fix it look in the market on Monday for giveaway EF falcon
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