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Old 03-22-2010
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How do you like working on your 4 banger?

I'm running a 94 2.3L 5speed 2wd with 215k. It's been pretty easy to work on except for the spark plugs. I just found out you have to pull the engine to get the oil pan off and get at the oil pump. That's not cool.

I'm going to have to get something newer in the future and I'm wondering what I have to look forward to. Is there anything that sucks to work on that really should have been designed differently? Please post your vehicle specs so I know what your referring to.

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spark plugs are easy as pie
i can do all 8 in less than 30 min (extensions and a swivel help a lot)

yes the oil pump is a PITA to get to but its not like you change it every month.

the 2.3 is one of the easiest motors to work on....it was a lot easier in my 87, with no power options or A/C i could almost crawl under the hood to work on it and still have room.
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could you please educate me on changing the last 2 spark plugs on the drivers side.. i have never been able to change them in like 5 yrs that i have had the truck... greatly appreciated.
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could you please educate me on changing the last 2 spark plugs on the drivers side.. i have never been able to change them in like 5 yrs that i have had the truck... greatly appreciated.
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I love working on my 87 2.3 so much room only 4 spark plugs . My oil pump along with everything else inside the engine is new with about 18k miles on it so no need to replace anyof that anytime soon.
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the only thing i dont like about my '87 2.3 is the spark plugs. they r kinda hard to get out.
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