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how hard is it to change spark plugs a a 95 gt?
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stock, not bad at all. shouldn't take ya over 30 minutes if you know what your doing. remember if its stock gap the plugs at 0.054
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i forgot to ask. what kind of plugs should i use?
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i have autolite 25's in my car. take the black air inlet tube off from the passenger side, and i also took of my strut tower brace.
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You can work around the strut tower brace. I took off the thermactor plumbing from the air pump and it was a lot easier to get to the passenger side.
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You can work around the strut tower brace.
my arms would hit the brace when i did it, so i got mad, took it off and kicked it.
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Spark Plugs take some patience ... Just take your time, turn the radio on and have at it ...Better if you have a friend there to joke around with as you can get mad really easy...Just my .02
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I have a question for you GT owners, Is the back drivers side spark plug the hardest to change on your car? Trying to get around that master cylinder on my Cobra is a real PITA!
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I use Boesh Platium spark plugs.... noone on this forum seem to like them .... but i havent had a problem yet....
Feel free to flame..... just speaking from my experience..... course the plugs only have bout 4 or 5k miles on them so far..........
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From experience, I noticed a little flatness in power from the Bosch Platinums. I moved to Autolite 24's so I could advance timing, and she had idle troubles. Finally, now, I'm on my second set of Autolite 25's, and she (95 GT) loves them.

Be sure to remove the EGR plumbing on the passenger side. Your life will be so much easier with it out. The same goes for the strut tower brace. Take the time to remove it, even me with small arms had more trouble with it in.

Having the proper tools is also a must. Get a U-Joint, and some various sized extensions. If you can, get a "wobble" extension which is a scaled down version of the U-Joint.

If you're cringing on spending some $$$, just think of these items as oil change tools. You pay more up front, but you use them sooooo many times over. Plus, I guaruntee that you'll use those U-joints/extensions/wobble extensions on other endeavors into the engine.

First time, with improper tools, it took me four hours. Yes, FOUR hours. I didn't remove the strut brace, or the EGR tubing, and I just had my 5.0 for a few days. I went from inline 4 (Saturn) to pushrod V-8. That was a shock!

In my opinion, the number 8 cylinder (drivers side, furthest back) is the hardest. Even with everything removed, its facing away from you, and is always an awkward angle with the oil dipstick in the way. I find that if you work from the nose of the car, and reach back past the oil dipstick, its a little easier to work. But, that's just me.

Whatever you do, be careful when removing spark plug boots. For one, when you're tugging with all of your might and it comes loose, you will lose skin unless you're more careful. Secondly, if you pull it in the wrong way, you'll yank the terminal right out of the boot, leaving you with a pain in the ASS to fix. To solve this for next time, use gobs of dielectric grease inside of the plug boot. Buy a whole large tube of it, you'll be glad you did.

Anti-sieze goes without saying.

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For me the passenger side plug in the back (#4) is the hardest. I did the dumb thing of hooking the nitrous up before I changed the plugs. I have wires running everywhere, so I couldn't take off anything but the intake tube. But, its done and I'm happy.
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everything is now changed and good deal plugs and wires. The pasanger side sucks though but hey i got past it all and it was worth it to.
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I hated swapping the ones near the master cylinder on my ex'es 94
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I would have to say that #4 is the hardest because of the EGR tube. I have a set of GT-40p heads and the plug angles are different. I do have some troubles on the drivers side because of the angle against the headers.
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Rubber hoses on the passenger side is the PITA!!!! Even after you move them. lol
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