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VZ alloytec (how do i change spark plugs)

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by swift85, Mar 22, 2009.

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    never said i did, but i've pulled the inlet manifold off my old vz and that was my experience so, i'd appreciate the idiot comment being removed...

    cheers
     
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    The inlet manifold is a 2 piece, seperated by a paper gasket.

    Not removing the bolts I mentioned allows the whole manifold to be removed without seperation. Those 2 bolts only hold the two parts together, not hold the manifold to the block.
     
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    No. You made a dumb comment based on doing something wrong. Idiot suits.
     
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    how is following a set of instructions, doing something wrong...?
     
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    Because the instructions were wrong. Holden tech just said so.
     
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    lol you can do it either way but my way saves gaskets
     
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    Seems to be less work too...
    Why pull it right to bits for no good reason.
     
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    Instructions also tell you to completely remove the manifold which isnt neccessary you can just lift it out the way to get the plugs out, saves removing fuel lines etc..
     
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    Which by the sounds of it avoids having to depressurise the lines, which is another root around you don't have to do.
     
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    I usually depressurize by releasing the line and spraying fuel into my open pores and eyes.
     
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    Hahahahahahaha.
     
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    Hay RiCey,
    When you lift the manifold up in 1 piece to get to the plugs, is there any other gasket or something there.
    Wanna save $150 and do it myself.

    Cheers
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    There is but Ive never had to replace it.
     
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    Sweet.

    Cheers
     
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    Ricey's way

    Ricey,
    I did it your way. Easy, quick and no unnecessary expense for gaskets.
    Thanks for that.
    The old plugs looked fine but I can certainly notice an improvement with the new ones. Hopefully fuel consumption will also improve. I don't know how old the original ones were.

    Thanks again
     
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    the comment about the front and rear bolts was perfect thank you, undo all the other bolts, there is a short one on the front and back. the manifold them lifts off enough. thanks guys
     
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    what would be the problem if you broke the gasket? Did spark plugs on mine about 5 months ago, just gave it a go and it worked, undid all bolts and lifted manifold up enough to remove and replace plugs, seems fine, no noise or anything.
     
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    Vacuum leak, if your car behaves normally then the gasket is fine.
     

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