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Old 06-25-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I want to change my spark plugs (00' 986 S)

-what are the best plugs to buy and where?
-where can I find the best instructions for the process?

thanks!

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Old 06-26-2015, 05:39 AM   #2
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You can choose the plugs from the list here PelicanParts.com - 2000 Porsche Boxster S Convertible - Basic Maintenance

They are all Bosch. I think I bought the Platinum +4.

Install instructions here.

Porsche Boxster Spark Plugs and Coils Replacement - 986 / 987 (1997-08) - Pelican Parts Technical Article

There is also a Bentley manual and projects 101 book that folks use as maintenance guides.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:52 PM   #3
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Make sure you have a local source for the tubes before you start.Some may be leaking/cracked.
Make/buy a tool to extract the tubes .Bolt+washer is the best IMHO.Details in Search.
You also need a very reliable ,small, click or beep torque wrench - be very careful not to overtorque .No anti-seize ! I use an aircraft mechanics 1/4" drive.
Inspect the coil packs with a lens after you have cleaned them thoroughly- look for small hairline cracks.
Number the H.T. leads - easy to muddle some of them.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice, would replacing the tubes+ O-rings not be a good idea for peace of mind?, I see they are not too expensive. And what about the plug connectors, are these prone to deteriorate?

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Old 06-27-2015, 01:18 PM   #5
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Look for oil leakage around the tubes. If it is dry,leave well alone.
Connector is part of the coil.Cracks are the issue to check for on the coil.
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Pedros Porsche DIY site has an excellent tutorial on changing the spark plug tubes.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:40 AM   #7
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thanks for all the good advice. I will do a thorough inspection of all parts for defects, it seems this is key. Once I have tackled the job, I post on how difficult i thought it was.

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