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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to change your indy....
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drmark wrote:
You might want to change your indy....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 997.2 GTS was booked in for today at an OPC for a service including Spark Plugs so I've followed this thread with interest.

As you can see in the attached pic, they removed the rear bumper and heat shields (and I think the side silencers were also removed but I was too engrossed in YouTube vids, sorry I mean busy working so only popped over to view periodically). That's not to say that it can't be done without their removal, but that's what I saw today.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before this thread i would have said it cant be done .. actually i said similar some posts back ..

After thinking about it then yes it's possible ..

You undo the x2 13 mm nuts on the silencer bracket closest to the wheel then pull the silencer out into the arch .. not brilliant as it will start to bend the front bracket .

This will give you a couple of more inches to get access to replace the plugs .

Will i now be doing it this way .. nope .. the time saved over what is charged and the agro of doing it this way with plugs that often don't come out is just not worth it .

You guys will get charged the same amount regardless and for me i would rather see what i'm doing than work by touch just to save 20 mins .

We get 1.5 hrs to remove the bumper , silencers and change the plugs .



Whilst on the subject i had one the other day and the plugs would not come out for love nor money ..

Found a trick though ... remove heat shields and coil bolts .. run the car up so that it is stinking hot then take out the plugs ..

Still a struggle but they do come out ..

Be dam careful though as you are working over the Cat which at this point is over 200 degrees .

This was a Boxster though but either way the engine will be hot .
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as the service book got an OPC stamp it doesnt matter if the plugs were changed or not :D :D
 
  
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