Just seeing what's it's like to change the plugs on these? Dealer wants 400 plus plugs so is it really that difficult?
Your dealer is nuts, they probably get an hour for changing the plugs plus the plugs. Try another dealer or do it yourself. Plugs should last 100,000 miles, just gap them at .030" - .032". Although I haven't changed mine, I did remove one to look at the gap and it took me all of 10 minutes.Just seeing what's it's like to change the plugs on these? Dealer wants 400 plus plugs so is it really that difficult?
Good point, I'm actually getting ready to change mine tomorrow, I've got 8,000 miles on mine.You can't even get half that being tuned like we are. Maybe bone stock but pushing over 400hp on direct Injection you get maybe 7k miles on plugs before one or more fouls out.
There's another viewpoint and spectrum on torque wrenches, especially on critical parts of the engine.It's so easy a caveman could do it, I've done it numerous times to get the best gap for the tunes I'm running. I highly recommend going and getting a torque wrench and tighten them to 11ftlbs of torque. Buy a cheap one at harbor freight. Just need a 8mm socket to get the coil packs off and pull them out, they will come out without disconnecting them also. Oh I forgot the first step, take the engine cover off first and they are right on the too there. Takes less than 30 minutes to do. 5/8 spark plug socket too.
Very good point.There's another viewpoint and spectrum on torque wrenches, especially on critical parts of the engine.
Using a friends cheap borrowed torque wrench, installing the crank main caps on a SBC. One of the ARP bolts felt odd, it didn't cinche down were expected, stared at it for a minute, turned about 30 degrees past... snap. Had to get an ease out drill the bolt out of the newly machined 90% assembled block, purchase an entire new set of ARP bolts as they don't sell them individually. Reher Morrison validated the torque wrench I was using was showing 22 ft lbs shy of the actual torque being applied above 75 ft lbs. Lesson learned. Cheap has it's places. After this event purchased the most expensive Craftsman unit I could find (non-digital read out). Remember to unload the torque wrench after use, Reher Morrison stated this is how most torque wrenches lose their calibration. Have the calibration checked occasionally.
you gotta be kidding !You can't even get half that being tuned like we are. Maybe bone stock but pushing over 400hp on direct Injection you get maybe 7k miles on plugs before one or more fouls out.
here ya go !Mpt told me to run a. 030 running there 93 tune. I'm gonna Change them this weekend cause I have a bad plug somewhere. Mine is very quick as well for as little as I have done. Gonna do catless dp soon with the Wagner intercooler and hopefully they'll have the batmo turbo wheels for our model by then.
you gotta be kidding !
i bought a new truck to get away from wrenching on the damn things every other weekend
i have 8,000 miles on it now and i wanted to tune it before the end of this month
every time i read a post about these trucks it sounds more and more like a pain in the ass.
so let me see if i am on the right page, after i tune and change to full synthetic i will be changing the oil, filter and plugs every 6 months. ?