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Old 05-09-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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Spark Plugs Info

What spark plugs do you have in your Box? I'm planning to replace mine soon..

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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That is what I replaced my plugs with. I asked the Porsche dealership what plugs they used and those were the parts. Got them $7 eac. Prepare to swear when changing your plugs if you are jacking your car. Trust me, it can be done but it will be very annoying.
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beru 14 fgr-6 kqu

That is what I replaced my plugs with. I asked the Porsche dealership what plugs they used and those were the parts. Got them $7 eac. Prepare to swear when changing your plugs if you are jacking your car. Trust me, it can be done but it will be very annoying.
What gave you the most difficulty?
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Its actually quite easy to change the spark plugs. Just jack up the rear end and put it on jackstands to give yourself enough room to work from underneath (and do it safely). If needed, it can help to move the fender liners out of the way but definitely not required.
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What gave you the most difficulty?
Getting my hand inbetween the tight places. Prepare for cramps where you have never had before. All in all, it's not too difficult, just time consuming. Remember not to use anti-sieze and torque to reccomended values. Porsche released a TSB regarding the use of anti-sieze on plugs.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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While I was draining the engine oil with the rear driver side wheel is up I noticed I can access the plugs in the wheel well, I think I still have to remove the forward splash shield to get to the fardest plugs, I'll just take my time doing it.
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If you jack the car up, take off the wheels and the fender guards, you can do almost all the work from the side. You only need to get on your back to do the two forward most plugs.

Might want to change the plug tube o-rings at the same time, they are notorious for leaking.
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Getting my hand inbetween the tight places. Prepare for cramps where you have never had before. All in all, it's not too difficult, just time consuming. Remember not to use anti-sieze and torque to reccomended values. Porsche released a TSB regarding the use of anti-sieze on plugs.
Just the opposite: Always use anti-seize, but use it sparingly before torquing.......

Porsche’s TSB is about using non metallic compounds that can reduce electrical conductivity, anti-seize pastes are metallic and electrically conductive………
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A little bit of oil or regular grease works fine too.
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A little bit of oil or regular grease works fine too.
Actually, that is exactly what the Porsche TSB is trying to get you not to do. Grease and oil can be insulators, not conductors.

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