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Do at your own risk. I am not reliable for any damage.
How to change Spark plugs and Coilpacks on a 1,8T motor.
Difficulty: EASY
Tools needed-
-Phillips head screw driver.
-Flat head screw driver
-10mm Socket
-Sparkplug socket
-Ratchet
-Extension
-Allen key

Parts needed.
-OEM coilpacks.
-NGK BKR6E spark plugs

Step 1. Remove engine cover. (found circlued in red)
-Turn the 4 screws a 1/4 turn then lift up

Step 2. Unscrew 10mm nut. (found circlued in red)
- After that tuck the box out of the way to the right.

Step 3. Unscrew the 3 Hex bolts (found circlued in red)
- Pull away metal pice and place off to the side.

Now your engine should look like this
- I have my DV hose off. For install on Hyperboost DV.

Step 4.& 5 With Flat head screw dirver. Place the flathead on the tab on the connector to the coilpack. And push backwards. Dissconnect all four.


Step 6. Coil Pack Removal.
-With use of flat head pop out each coilpack. This can be done with hands also. My engine was a little hot so i used this.
Do this to all 4

Step 7. Spark plug removal.
-With use of the Ratchet, extension, and spark plug socket Take out each of the Spark plugs. There in there a little tight.


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After All the Spark plugs are out. Do all the steps backwards with the new products.
- Put New Spark Plugs in. Tighten them hard.
- Put New Coilpacks in and Push down on the hard.
- Clip in the coilpack plugs / Spark plug wires.
- Place metal piece on and insert the 3 screws.
- Place plastic box back on and secure with 10mm nut.
- Place engine coner on and 1/4 turn the 4 screws on.

And the car





Modified by jm05pv at 11:48 PM 12-5-2006
 

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Re: (wtfmate3487)

Quote, originally posted by wtfmate3487 »
you need to call your local snap-on dealer. I bet you can shave 2 or 3 minutes off your spark plug change with a nicer ratchet

Ehhh... Chraftsmen is good enough.
 

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Re: (Tolageak)

Quote, originally posted by Tolageak »
DO NOT tighten spark plugs down hard folks
15-18 ft/lbs at the most

Yes definitely. Its called a torque wrench, if you want to wrench on your dub get one. I have seen too many people over tighten spark plugs on aluminum heads only to have problems later on when they want to take them out.
 

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Re: DIY: 1.8T Coilpack and Spark Plug Change. (rs4-380)

Thanks for the instructions jm05pv!! I'm trying to get the rest of my 40k mile inspection done and I've never messed around with coil packs before. I didn't feel like breaking anything this weekend.
 

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Re: DIY: 1.8T Coilpack and Spark Plug Change. (jm05pv)

Quote, originally posted by itsfreakinmarc »
Aren't the OEM plugs NGK PFR6Q?

Correct.
The BKR6E's are the copper, and more cost effective replacement to the stock plug.
For chipped cars, a step colder with the BKR7E's are recommended:
- http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2495664
jm05pv, recommend two small things:
* dielectric grease on the plug top.
* insulate the ignition coil wiring harness; those things look like they are cracking:
- http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2619057
- Erik
 

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Re: DIY: 1.8T Coilpack and Spark Plug Change. (bluefox280)

I just got a set of 4 NGK spark plugs PFR6Q part # for $9.99 a piece with free shipping on http://www.partsamerica.com. Same as Shuck's, Checker or Kragen Autoparts. So, if you need some replacement OEM spark plugs, check it out. ECSTuning wants $59.95 for 4 + shipping.
 

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Re: (wtfmate3487)

Quote, originally posted by wtfmate3487 »
you need to call your local snap-on dealer. I bet you can shave 2 or 3 minutes off your spark plug change with a nicer ratchet
Your joking. I hope. Nice DIY just did this the other day. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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