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Old 05-07-2007
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Changed the Plugs and Wires

Took me about an hour and half, but I changed all the plugs, the wires, and installed the Screamin' Demon coil pack. The plugs were not as hard to remove as people have mentioned. The wires, on the other hand, were an outright pain in the *** to remove. Those little black clips that hold them in place are a huge nuisance. I broke the tab removing one of them, so a ziptie had to suffice at one point. Everything else seemed to fit into place. Hopefully this will help improve the fuel economy, otherwise I will be tinkering with my O2 sensors next, ugh.

The underdrive pulleys should arrive this week so I am interested to see how they perform as well once installed.
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did you gap your plugs out to .065"?

i think i am going to replace my 02 sensors here shortly....
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did you gap your plugs out to .065"?

i think i am going to replace my 02 sensors here shortly....
I gapped them to 0.65." I'm curious to see if the coil pack performs as hyped. I just hope all the connections work and all cylinders are firing!
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you would know it right off the bat if you had a miss fire in the cylinders.......if it is runing smooth, then you got everything correct and working
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you would know it right off the bat if you had a miss fire in the cylinders.......if it is runing smooth, then you got everything correct and working
Maurice is correct there. Wait a minute, did I actually say that?

I had a misfire on my '04 and you could definitely tell, somehow I didn't notice it develop... An old restored car pulled up to me at a light and I thought it had a nice rumble to the exhaust, then I realized it was my truck misfiring when I tried to take off. That sucked.
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Maurice is correct there. Wait a minute, did I actually say that?

I had a misfire on my '04 and you could definitely tell, somehow I didn't notice it develop... An old restored car pulled up to me at a light and I thought it had a nice rumble to the exhaust, then I realized it was my truck misfiring when I tried to take off. That sucked.
ha ha ha ha!
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