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NGK Spark plugs

Discussion in '3sge' started by nickst162, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. nickst162

    nickst162 Active Member

    Okay guys im thinking of replacing my spark plugs due to they have run their ks up and by my count on the odo they need to be replaced any ways does any body know how you remove the old plugs and install the new one

  2. JoeJack88

    JoeJack88 Well-Known Member Super Moderator Donated!

    reaLLY simple

    1st pull off spark plug boot
    2nd put socket on spark plug
    3rd turn hard and twist them off
    4 gap new plugs
    5 install in reverse sequence.
  3. nickst162

    nickst162 Active Member

    thx for the help
  4. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    It might be easier taking the the cover off as well, so you are able to see what you are doing.
  5. underscore

    underscore Well-Known Member

    yeah pop off that little cover, and hand thread the plugs as much as you can first (use the socket and extension but no rachet) then add the rachet and tighten them up.
  6. MITT4G

    MITT4G Well-Known Member

    Dont forget to Twist the spark plug wire before pulling them off the plug- It breaks the seal it has formed .
  7. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    Wow, I am fired... When I do spark plugs, I was never told to gap them... Maybe that's why my engine runs like shit... lol Guess I need to pull the old ones out, and get some new ones. Luckily I have yet to change my spark plugs, or this would have been an issue. lol What is the gap setting for the 3s-fe engine?
  8. nickst162

    nickst162 Active Member


    yeah you have to gap the plug the gap for our cars is 1.1 mm but depending on your engine thats a 3s-ge gap fe and gte are probably different
  9. sr5punk

    sr5punk Well-Known Member

    damn i never gap mine. all the ones i bought say pre-gapped. wonder if toyota gaps them. i doubt it. shoot i should check my plugs now to see of they are gapped correctly. that might be my weird idle problem eh?
  10. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    I'm thinking the same thing... I really never knew about this... I usually buy bosch platinum series, depending on the car... So this is new to me!
  11. mephtar

    mephtar Well-Known Member

    If you buy the correct plug for the Celica it should be gapped, I belive its something like .044 for the gts and .040 for the GT.
  12. schmooot

    schmooot Well-Known Member

    I just visually look at all the plugs...and if the gap looks grossly out of whack then I will gap them but if they all look the same and the gap looks fine then it goes in
  13. sr5punk

    sr5punk Well-Known Member

    oh ok. yeah i inspect before i plug them in but i dont think i have ever gapped plugs...except for the one that shot back out of the well in my corolla. but i just threw it back in. no biggy!
  14. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    I replaced my plugs with NGK plugs today, and they were already gapped.

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