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Old 02-27-2016, 05:49 PM
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Not from a motorcycle

This is what plugs look like when you have to remove the intake plenum to change plugs.

210k miles. I'm pretty sure they were factory units.

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Old 02-27-2016, 06:03 PM
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The harder it is to get to, the less likely it will get done.

If they would only make the design engineers work out in the shop one week a month, things would get easier.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:14 PM
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The harder it is to get to, the less likely it will get done.

If they would only make the design engineers work out in the shop one week a month, things would get easier.
Lincoln MK 8 oil filter comes to mind.
Along with "sealed" automatic transmissions that take specialized tools and equipment.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:21 PM
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...and let's not forget changing plugs on a Ford 3 valve.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:58 PM
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Ever see the "factory recommendation" for changing a starter motor on a Corvair?"

BTW, it can be done without using the "recommended method".
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Is that like a Model T?
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Not factory ,don't know of Oe NGK plugs.and that kinda mileage is not likely
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Hah!... In a weak moment, ages ago, I test drove one of them. It was brand new and the rear diff whined like crazy. Clearly it was setup wrong or lacking gear lube. I commented to the sales guy on the ride-along that the rear end needed to be fixed. He immediately responded that, no, they all do that. We were just arriving at a stop sign and i stopped the car, looked him in the eye and paused for effect... and said "well then, they ALL need to be fixed".

What a sad little machine was the diesel Chevette.
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....I thought 'plenum' is what you hack up when you are sick with a chest cold?
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