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    Thread: DIY: 1.8T Coilpack and Spark Plug Change.

    1. 12-06-2006 12:41 AM #1
      Do at your own risk. I am not reliable for any damage.
      How to change Spark plugs and Coilpacks on a 1,8T motor.
      Difficulty: EASY
      Tools needed-
      -Phillips head screw driver.
      -Flat head screw driver
      -10mm Socket
      -Sparkplug socket
      -Ratchet
      -Extension
      -Allen key

      Parts needed.
      -OEM coilpacks.
      -NGK BKR6E spark plugs

      Step 1. Remove engine cover. (found circlued in red)
      -Turn the 4 screws a 1/4 turn then lift up

      Step 2. Unscrew 10mm nut. (found circlued in red)
      - After that tuck the box out of the way to the right.

      Step 3. Unscrew the 3 Hex bolts (found circlued in red)
      - Pull away metal pice and place off to the side.

      Now your engine should look like this
      - I have my DV hose off. For install on Hyperboost DV.

      Step 4.& 5 With Flat head screw dirver. Place the flathead on the tab on the connector to the coilpack. And push backwards. Dissconnect all four.


      Step 6. Coil Pack Removal.
      -With use of flat head pop out each coilpack. This can be done with hands also. My engine was a little hot so i used this.
      Do this to all 4

      Step 7. Spark plug removal.
      -With use of the Ratchet, extension, and spark plug socket Take out each of the Spark plugs. There in there a little tight.


      DubAudi DVD ^^
      After All the Spark plugs are out. Do all the steps backwards with the new products.
      - Put New Spark Plugs in. Tighten them hard.
      - Put New Coilpacks in and Push down on the hard.
      - Clip in the coilpack plugs / Spark plug wires.
      - Place metal piece on and insert the 3 screws.
      - Place plastic box back on and secure with 10mm nut.
      - Place engine coner on and 1/4 turn the 4 screws on.

      And the car





      Modified by jm05pv at 11:48 PM 12-5-2006

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    3. 12-06-2006 12:42 AM #2
      I was a lil bored and didnt see one in th eDIY section

    4. 12-06-2006 12:43 AM #3
      Good Job

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      12-06-2006 01:04 AM #4
      sweet. where did you get the spark plugs from. Im debating if i should go with the oem ones or get the ngk ones that are a degree cooler. Thanks
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    6. 12-06-2006 01:20 AM #5
      nice DIY [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    7. 12-06-2006 01:22 AM #6
      ur plugs look a lil oil fould

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      12-06-2006 01:28 AM #7
      nice. normally when i mod my car i always say ill take pics and make a DIY but i get to into it and for get a part or 2...but good work.
      - love it.

    9. 12-06-2006 01:29 AM #8
      you need to call your local snap-on dealer. I bet you can shave 2 or 3 minutes off your spark plug change with a nicer ratchet

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      12-06-2006 01:38 AM #9
      DO NOT tighten spark plugs down hard folks
      15-18 ft/lbs at the most

    11. 12-06-2006 01:39 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by wtfmate3487 »
      you need to call your local snap-on dealer. I bet you can shave 2 or 3 minutes off your spark plug change with a nicer ratchet

      Ehhh... Chraftsmen is good enough.

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      12-06-2006 02:08 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by Tolageak »
      DO NOT tighten spark plugs down hard folks
      15-18 ft/lbs at the most

      Yes definitely. Its called a torque wrench, if you want to wrench on your dub get one. I have seen too many people over tighten spark plugs on aluminum heads only to have problems later on when they want to take them out.
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      12-06-2006 02:11 AM #12
      Do you have a DIY on the Coil pack wires, I belive thats called the Harness.
      -Slammed18bora

    14. 12-06-2006 02:14 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by jm05pv »
      Parts needed.
      -OEM coilpacks.
      -NGK BKR6E spark plugs

      Aren't the OEM plugs NGK PFR6Q?

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      12-06-2006 03:55 AM #14
      Good DIY. I would recommend using an air gun or something to spray out the spark plug holes of debris before you install the new plugs.
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      12-30-2006 06:09 AM #16
      Thanks for the instructions jm05pv!! I'm trying to get the rest of my 40k mile inspection done and I've never messed around with coil packs before. I didn't feel like breaking anything this weekend.
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      12-30-2006 11:26 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by itsfreakinmarc »
      Aren't the OEM plugs NGK PFR6Q?

      Correct.
      The BKR6E's are the copper, and more cost effective replacement to the stock plug.
      For chipped cars, a step colder with the BKR7E's are recommended:
      - https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2495664
      jm05pv, recommend two small things:
      * dielectric grease on the plug top.
      * insulate the ignition coil wiring harness; those things look like they are cracking:
      - https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2619057
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      12-31-2006 03:25 AM #18
      I just got a set of 4 NGK spark plugs PFR6Q part # for $9.99 a piece with free shipping on http://www.partsamerica.com. Same as Shuck's, Checker or Kragen Autoparts. So, if you need some replacement OEM spark plugs, check it out. ECSTuning wants $59.95 for 4 + shipping.
      A turbo: exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens and you go faster.

    20. 12-31-2006 03:29 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by wtfmate3487 »
      you need to call your local snap-on dealer. I bet you can shave 2 or 3 minutes off your spark plug change with a nicer ratchet
      Your joking. I hope. Nice DIY just did this the other day. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-31-2006 03:30 AM #20
      good to know that you're not reliable for any damage, so that i can hold you liable [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    22. 12-31-2006 03:33 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by dubnoob »
      good to know that you're not reliable for any damage, so that i can hold you liable [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Damn thanks for showing me how anoying it is when poeple post stupid stuff [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      This DIY def comes in handy in our cars. What revision are we on now?

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      12-31-2006 03:36 AM #22
      i said that because he didn't provide torque specs. the last thing that we want to happen is for someone who has never done this before, to go out, and crank down on the plug until it strips the head.... he didn't provide torque specs as he should have..... that's one of the MOST IMPORTANT parts of this DIY, the rest of it is easy to figure out anyways....
      i prefer 20 ft. lbs., but anywhere from 15-22MAX is safe..

      cockblocker > you


      Modified by dubnoob at 11:40 PM 12-30-2006

    24. 12-31-2006 04:09 AM #23
      DOnt you need a plug gap tool(only if the plugs require being gapped) Dont forget that. Stcky?

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      12-31-2006 11:28 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by CHRISWEARSNOPANTS »
      DOnt you need a plug gap tool(only if the plugs require being gapped)

      You should ALWAYS check gap even if they are pre-set.
      0.032" for stock (no chip / flash), and 0.028" on step colder plugs (for chipped / flashed ECU's).
      Quote, originally posted by CHRISWEARSNOPANTS »
      Stcky?

      Quote, originally posted by rs4-380 »
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      01-12-2007 04:13 PM #25
      i know this may seem like a stupid question, but which order do the plugs need to be taken out? i've searched the forums and none of them actually tell. and also, do the AWP motors really need a special tool for the packs or no? '03 gti 1.8t, AWP.

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