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Better yet I have had to lift the engine to get to those plugs.

Get the best spark plugs you can get so it Never needs to be done again and go to a tune up shop and have them put it in for you.

INFO: If you brake off one of those plugs you will be out the cost for a tow truck also.

Hope this tip helps.


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