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Old 01-21-2006, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just changed my sparkplugs at 47k for preventive maintenance and let me tell you it was no joke trying to reach and pull out the sixth plug. I wish i had smaller fingers or something. I went with stock plugs, since i heard from everyone to stick with the oem type. However, at least i saved myself some extra few bucks from self changing them and not letting the dealership do it. I guess i have beer or Titty money for this weekend... Total time it took me was about 45minutes. So far I have changed the oil and oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, and i haven't even had the car for a month. What next...probably the water pump, thermostat, and the belts.

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Old 01-21-2006, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why should you change the water pump and the thermostat if there's no apparent reason?!?
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the words "preventative maintenance" were the key there.
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Those things are all normal with any car... I don't understand your discontent.
BTW your spark plugs are good for 100K.
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