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can anyone point me in the right direction to a how-to on replacing spark plugs in a 1.8T? never done it before, i assume its simple but i still want to be sure that i do it correctly. thanks
 

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can anyone point me in the right direction to a how-to on replacing spark plugs in a 1.8T? never done it before, i assume its simple but i still want to be sure that i do it correctly. thanks

Wurd....Me too
 

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Re: spark plugs (Weaves_GTI)

next time check the DIY thread first:

How-To: Spark Plugs
Step 2 applies only to AWD engine code.
1. Remove engine cover using large flat screwdriver twisting large plastic screws 90deg.
2. Loosen the coilpacks(located on top of the head) with allen key(hex nut).
3. Gently pry up with large screw driver making sure tabs are not holding coil pack in place.
4. Remove spark plugs with 5/8" deep socket set.
5. At this time you can remove and change or inspect your plugs.
6. Apply antiseize compound/oil to threads of sparkplug to avoid stripping aluminum head.
6. Properly gap and insert new sparkplugs with crush washers.
7. Tighten to 20-21ft/lbs.
8. Replace coil packs.
9. Replace engine cover and tighten by turning screws 90deg.
 

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Re: spark plugs (sektwon)

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can anyone point me in the right direction to a how-to on replacing spark plugs in a 1.8T? never done it before, i assume its simple but i still want to be sure that i do it correctly. thanks

a little how-to I put together when I changed my plugs...
I don't claim its the best one out there but it works.
http://www.vwcola.net/modules....pid=1
 

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Re: spark plugs (xtopher)

thanks a lot guys http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
well, i was looking at the 4-tipped NGK or BOSCH but i am going to school now and looking for a job, so, in other words, those were out of the question. haha. i got the DENSO platinums instead. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: spark plugs (xtopher)

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a little how-to I put together when I changed my plugs...
I don't claim its the best one out there but it works.
http://www.vwcola.net/modules....pid=1

Good write up, but I would consider skipping the use of anti-seize compound. It's not recommended in the VW service manual, plus the nature of anti-seize compound makes it difficult to accurately torque the spark plugs to spec upon reinstallation.
BTW, I just came in from changing my spark plugs and it was seriously the easiest thing in the world. Hardest part is getting one of the hex-head screws off that holds down the vacuum canister.
 

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Re: spark plugs (4ceFed4)

i agree, the write up is good, i used it when i changed mine today. thanks. just a quick question, i did not have a torque wrench, so i was not able to get it perfect. would you recommend i get that checked to make sure its at 22pf? thanks
 

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according to bentley, there is no step where antiseize is applied, but i guess it is a good thing to do, but definitely torque them down right
 
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