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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS Apr 18, 1:36am - #157680 

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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Changing Your Spark Plugs

Please don't post anything till all my pictures are up (last one is a side by side)

1. Gather your Tools.

4 new spark plugs (SK16 for GT, SK20 for GTS)
10 mm socket,
10" extension rod and
16mm (5/8") spark plug socket.
1869941266-newplugs.jpg

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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS Apr 18, 1:37am - #157681 

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Remove the ignition coils. (4 bolts 10 mm, and 4 harnesses)
1869941268-bolts.jpg

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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Apr 18, 1:42am - #157682 

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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Slide the 10" extension and 16mm (5/8") spark plug socket into the hole, remove the old spark plug.

Insert new spark plug, torque to 13 ft lbs.

Replace coil, 4 bolts and harnesses.
1869941271-coil.jpg

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DiabloGTS Apr 18, 1:43am - #157683 

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old plug in the socket
1869941272-oldplug.jpg

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Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Apr 18, 1:44am - #157684 

Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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here is the old plug (63K on a GTS) versus a new plug.

Little carbon? laughsilly

The car starts up better, the valve chatter problem I was having is gone, and it revs like a motha now.

Best $60 I ever spent!! wave wave
1869941273-oldvsnew.jpg

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VSGTS14
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VSGTS14 Apr 18, 2:54am - #157685 

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w000000000t!

SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
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Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Apr 18, 2:59am - #157686 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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awesome - around when would you recommend swapping them (how many miles)?
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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Apr 18, 3:21am - #157687 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
awesome - around when would you recommend swapping them (how many miles)?


It's easy enough (if you have the tools) to take one out an inspect it.

If it looks carbon-crusted, clean it, or replace it.

It takes a lot to clean them and regap them, better to buy pre-gapped new ones wave

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RoMkApOmKa
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RoMkApOmKa Apr 18, 4:06am - #157688 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Nice! thumbsup I hope Moderators will add it to the Installs section!
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Tru_gts
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Tru_gts May 28, 10:11pm - #157689 
2002 Black Toyota Celica
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Frisco
Thanks for the pics thumbsup

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truboo
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truboo May 29, 2:47am - #157690 
2002 black Toyota Celica
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frisco
thanks know i can see what to do grin

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00GTShope
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00GTShope May 29, 3:05am - #157691 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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sweet, did you just buy toyota plugs or some sort of Performance. I see that your old ones were Denso, does toyota use denso?
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daman1799
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daman1799 Jun 3, 3:05am - #157692 
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Also, it's recommended that you put some antiseize on your plugs before you install them to keep them from getting stuck in their sockets from the heat. You can get antiseize from autozone or any auto shop. thumbsup
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jenn1356
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jenn1356 Jun 3, 3:22am - #157693 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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toyota's electronic components and such are all made from DENZO-if you notice, look in your engine bay-it's on everything-even on your gauge cluster-it's hidden by the cover.
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