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How to change spark plugs on '99 Intrigue?

It has a 3.8L engine. I've been able to cobble together of list of things I'll need: Spark Plug Wires, Spark Plug Wire Puller, 6 Spark Plugs (AC Delco; gapped at .05), Socket Wrench, 6 inch extender, 3 inch extender 5/8 Spark Plug Socket, 10mm Socket, Anti-seizing Compound, Compressed Air Canister. ^ What I have so far. I've also heard the back plugs are hard to get to, aaaand... Yeah: Really just want to confirm the steps, since what I've read in online posts implies that this will be difficult, while others say it's simple.

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For the back ones you can unhook the wish bone ' engines mount ' and you can roll the engine forward the take out the back plugs do 1 spark plug and 1 wire at a time then you can not get mixed up

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SOURCE: need spark plugs order on the engine

If I remember right the order is cast right onto the intake manifold of the engine. It has been a while since I worked on one. Good Luck, RAC

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SOURCE: AC Delco P/N 41 601 gap for those spark plugs on a

GAP IS .060

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SOURCE: Does it matter what kind of spark plug that you can use in a 1995 oldsmobile 98? What is the gap setting?

yes never use different spark plugs as it can cause iternal damage!!!

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SOURCE: what is the spark plug setting for a 2000 oldsmobile intrigue 6 liter

I dont care what any hand book says all spark plugs are set to 25th ,60th is stated ?? thats a laugh surely as you could drive a double decker bus through gap ,Ther only reason manufacturers state a wide gap like this is to retard the timing as the wider gap takes longer for the spark to build up so it can jump the gap under the compression of the engine so someone didnt do their sums right to set up the engine .On a cold morning this or any engine will be a dog to start with a cold air and a wide plug gap.Also on modern engines where a coil pack is used and not a oil filled air cooled coil on the side of the engine in the air flow then premature failure of the col pack is imminant ,combine this with the plastic engine cover with sound proofing and the heat of the climate here in spain in summer and its a regular occurance of misfiring engines caused by wide plug gaps and overheated coil packs ,I always remove the soundproofing on customers cars here and do not tell them especially on the ML series diesel mercs as if a injector starts to blow past the seal a bit then it melts the foam and clags up the injector resulting in the black death as the melted foam is rock hard around the injector
,only cure is to remove the head ..Like the V6 S type jaguars -the amount of coil packs i have changed on these cars ,and it caused by wide plug gaps where no mechanic can be bothered to remove the inlet manifold to gain access to the plugs and them plastic sound covers restricting air flow.

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What is the spark plug setting for a 2000 oldsmobile intrigue 6 liter

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue V6-214 3.5L VIN H SFI

Spark Plug: Service and Repair
J 43094 Spark Plug Boot Puller
1. Turn OFF the ignition switch.
2. Remove the ignition coil assembly.
3. Use the J 43094 in order to remove the spark plug boots from the spark plugs.
NOTE: Allow the engine to cool before removing the spark plugs. Attempting to remove the spark plugs from a hot engine may cause the plug
threads to seize causing damage to cylinder head threads.
NOTE: Clean the spark plug recess area before removing the spark plug. Failure to do so could result in engine damage because of dirt or
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4. Remove the spark plugs from the engine.
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NOTE: Check the gap of all new and reconditioned spark plugs before installation. The pre-set gaps may have changed during handling. Use a round
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2. Install the spark plugs to the engine.
Tighten the spark plug to 20 N.m (15 lb ft).
3. Install the spark plug boots to the ignition coil assembly.

4. Install the ignition coil assembly.

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