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Spark Plug Service #122599 Mar 11, 10:26am Mar 11, 10:26am
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Spark Plug Service
Was looking over the 60K severe service, says to change the spark plugs.

I'm at 59,5-- miles, should I change them? Those miles are hard miles, no gentle driving here.

Also, it says "valve clearance" could this be whats causing the chatter I hear at running speeds after high rpm driving?

And one other thing, the evap. control canister, what is that, and can it be cleaned/replaced cheaply?

Thanks in advance for any answers! wave


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122600 Mar 11, 10:26am Mar 11, 10:26am
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Yes, change the plugs and the wires, too, while you're at it.


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122601 Mar 11, 10:31am Mar 11, 10:31am
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Yep change the plugs. It will save you money too cause the dealer will rape you on service fees.


I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: GTSHYPR] #122602 Mar 11, 10:32am Mar 11, 10:32am
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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Yep change the plugs. It will save you money too cause the dealer will rape you on service fees.


It should also help smooth out your idle.


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122603 Mar 11, 10:32am Mar 11, 10:32am
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are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #122604 Mar 11, 10:33am Mar 11, 10:33am
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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122605 Mar 11, 10:34am Mar 11, 10:34am
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our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: ct] #122606 Mar 11, 10:43am Mar 11, 10:43am
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Originally Posted by ct
our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: Evan] #122607 Mar 11, 10:52am Mar 11, 10:52am
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by ct
our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


I redline the car on a daily basis, and it gets run in lift A LOT.

I'm doing the service myself, the dealer wants $399 for JUST the service of the plugs/coolant and inspecting the rest, then if they find anything else wrong, they will charge extra for that.

I'll buy the plugs and do the install this weekend, as well as flush the coolant.

I'll make up some do-it-yourself guides for this, the site is lacking them thumbsup


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122608 Mar 11, 10:54am Mar 11, 10:54am
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awesome, another d-i-y guide... keep them coming thumbsup

Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: Sultan] #122609 Mar 11, 10:59am Mar 11, 10:59am
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Originally Posted by Sultan
awesome, another d-i-y guide... keep them coming thumbsup


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122610 Mar 11, 11:02am Mar 11, 11:02am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Originally Posted by Evan

Originally Posted by ct

our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


I redline the car on a daily basis, and it gets run in lift A LOT.

I'm doing the service myself, the dealer wants $399 for JUST the service of the plugs/coolant and inspecting the rest, then if they find anything else wrong, they will charge extra for that.

I'll buy the plugs and do the install this weekend, as well as flush the coolant.

I'll make up some do-it-yourself guides for this, the site is lacking them thumbsup


There are DIY guides in the TSB section. They are in black & white though. And are just diagrams so are you going to do some in color with a little more detail?
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_SPARK_PLUG_REPLACEMENT.pdf

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_COOLANT_FLUSH.pdf


I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: GTSHYPR] #122611 Mar 11, 11:05am Mar 11, 11:05am
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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by ct
our iridiums are good for 90K...be prepared to get charged extra for them if you ask them to replace them. the valve clearance thing..i dunno...it's under much debate on what that is. i have heard since we have hydraulic self adjusting valves that we don't need a valve adjustemtn...but i know we have to adjust the shims at some point...hmmm... confused


good for 90k under normal driving conditions. Diablo stated he drives the car very hard. deal


I redline the car on a daily basis, and it gets run in lift A LOT.

I'm doing the service myself, the dealer wants $399 for JUST the service of the plugs/coolant and inspecting the rest, then if they find anything else wrong, they will charge extra for that.

I'll buy the plugs and do the install this weekend, as well as flush the coolant.

I'll make up some do-it-yourself guides for this, the site is lacking them thumbsup


There are DIY guides in the TSB section. They are in black & white though. And are just diagrams so are you going to do some in color with a little more detail?
https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_SPARK_PLUG_REPLACEMENT.pdf

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_COOLANT_FLUSH.pdf


those pictures are just drawings, and often times its hard to tell where things are.

Color pictures and details make it a lot easier.


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: Evan] #122612 Mar 11, 11:12am Mar 11, 11:12am
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


we dont have spark plug wires... we have a distributorless ignition system.




Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122613 Mar 11, 11:31am Mar 11, 11:31am
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I think that it's a great idea. And maybe one of Moderators can make it a sticky or thumbtack thing.


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: spaztikid] #122614 Mar 11, 1:00pm Mar 11, 1:00pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


we dont have spark plug wires... we have a distributorless ignition system.



thanks, now i remember.


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Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122615 Mar 11, 1:41pm Mar 11, 1:41pm
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You'd be amazed how much different your car will feel with new spark plugs thumbsup Worn out plugs really effect your Performance. Keeps updating let us know how it works out happywink

Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: DiabloGTS] #122616 Mar 11, 10:22pm Mar 11, 10:22pm
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Change the fuel filter, clean the throttle body, replace ur tranny fluid...The basics... smile

Re: Spark Plug Service [Re: spaztikid] #122617 Mar 12, 10:38pm Mar 12, 10:38pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
are there even aftermarket wires for our cars?


good question; how about TRD?


we dont have spark plug wires... we have a distributorless ignition system.





Thanks, I stand corrected grin


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