Safari Spark Plugs.....

Safari Spark Plugs.....

Postby pauldeere [OP] » October 15th 2014, 6:21pm

Purchased the Safari a couple months ago with only 59k miles. Finally changed the spark plugs today to complete a total service. Driver side plugs can be changed from under the van, passenger side plugs are accessable by removing the right side tire. About a 2 hr. job.
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Re: Safari Spark Plugs.....

Postby Astrofarian » October 16th 2014, 12:45am

Yup. The biggest beef most of us have is that it shouldn't take more than 15-30 minutes to change 6 plugs. Good on you, Paul! Lots of people put this off WAY too long! Like going to the dentist? LoL :banana: :rockon: :thumbup:
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Re: Safari Spark Plugs.....

Postby pauldeere [OP] » October 16th 2014, 12:59am

After looking at the videos on Youtube it would leave you with the impression that the motor box had to be removed, nothing further than the truth.
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Re: Safari Spark Plugs.....

Postby Lumpy » October 16th 2014, 2:52am

I think some people just make way too much of the spark plug issue. It takes more technique than a Honda Accord, yes. But the "I've spent eleven hours on it and only have one out so far" stuff is just silly. They must be using a pair of hemostats to try and get them out.

Interestingly enough, my dentist doesn't change his own plugs in his Pantera.


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Re: Safari Spark Plugs.....

Postby Astrofarian » October 17th 2014, 12:03am

Lumpy wrote:.........

Interestingly enough, my dentist doesn't change his own plugs in his Pantera.


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.....I don't blame him; who'd want his hands in their mouth after he barked all his knuckles doing plugs on a 351C? Eeeeew :D
Seriously, I agree with what Lumpy said though; it may take longer than an Accord but when you're done you know you just saved yourself a pile of green AND you know the job was done right. Just be careful under there...use a good jack and stands! And wear your eye protection! :banana: :banana: :driving:
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Re: Safari Spark Plugs.....

Postby pauldeere [OP] » October 17th 2014, 12:34am

Agree, Astro. making sure each plug is gapped correctly, put never seize on the threads of the plugs, diolectric grease on each plug boot, no one in a garage would take the time to do this, but then they only charge $90.00 an Hr.
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