Has Anyone Done a Spark Plug Change with a TRD Supercharger?

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  1. Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak New Member

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    I've got to change out my plugs and I'm looking for a little bit of guidance. Specifically speaking getting to the ones on the driver's side. I see some say that it's necessary to remove the s/c to get access which sounds like a real PITA. I've seen mention that it can be done w/o removing the s/c though and I was hoping that someone who has done this method can point me in the direction of a How To or perhaps shed some light on this with some details.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. dramad1

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    I've heard it being done with several 3" extensions, and removing one of the Lil brackets that hold the s/c to the block. Basically once you get the ign coil out, put the spark plug socket half way in the hole and connect 3" extension and repeat until you reach the plug. Then reverse the process. Once plug is unscrewed, pull it up and remove one extension at a time, repeat process until its out.

    Hit up white beauty, I believe he has done it several times and can give you some tips and tricks.
    Gl man.
     
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    Yup that's about right... Dramad is on it.
     
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    Thanks. Not sure how I missed that but I think it was because I unsubscribed to that thread as it went way off topic pretty quickly. That post explains it pretty good though so I should be good to go using that. I have a few plug sockets but I'm not sure if I have a 'smaller one' so I'll have to check and use the new plugs to compare. Is there a danger of dropping it down in as you put an extension on or take it off? Just wondering since I'm not really looking at it right now and am afraid of having the pressure of dropping a plug or socket or something and having to pull the s/c anyway.
     
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    What is the proper spark plug gap suppose to be on these plugs?
     
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    Drivers side was a pita, but the worse one is closest to the firewall
     
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    Yes, it is.....I don't have a supercharger and I had had to move brackets, and use I think a 6" and I think also a 3" extension, with a plug socket which will ensure it doesn't fall out of the socket!
     
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    I just removed the intake manifold on mine to change them. Im bot supercharged but with that out of the way i had plenty of room.
     
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    so whats the gap need to be for boosted? Did you guys just throw in the plugs with out checking?
     
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    TRD SC install manual says .032" gap for the plugs
     
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