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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 12th, 02, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Could someone tell me how in the Heck you get the no. 4 plug back in a 94 Z-28. I got 6 plugs in with not much trouble, the no. 8 plug seems to be impossible so I left it alone. I got the no. 4 out with alot of trouble. I thought I could put the new one in but theres no way! I have worked on the one plug for 6 hours! I removed the alternator, but still cant get the plug started in the hole. I dont have much patience or skin on my arms left. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If I get through this, I am going to stick to working on my 69!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 12th, 02, 04:56 PM
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to get #8, grease up your forearm and slide it down between the manifold and strut tower. With your other hand, slip down the wrench... that is how I got to mine.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old May 12th, 02, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Any suggestions on getting the no. 4 in?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old May 12th, 02, 05:07 PM
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Have you tried putting a length of vacuum tubing over the plug terminal, then "fishing" down in place.
With the tubing tight on the plug, it's very easy to spin for starting in the hole.

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grease up and get creative! good luck to ya.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old May 13th, 02, 09:27 AM
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For number 4, Slide the plug into a real spark plug socket, the kind with the hex head on it. You can then use your finger tips to get it started and use a box end wrench to tighten it up.
For number eight I removed the starter and did it from underneath.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old May 13th, 02, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all suggestions. I have tried a few already, but for some reason they stuck every hose and metal pipe they could, right where you need to get your hand. I am going out now to see if I can get it in. I hope since it is a new day, I will be able start fresh.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old May 13th, 02, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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5 more hours and still cant get that #4 plug started. I have tried everything. I guess I will have to find someone with smaller arms and longer fingers. I have built a 55 chevy, a 56 chevy, and I just finished a 69 rs-ss, and I cant even put a spark plug in this "modern" car. Its embarrassing! Any more sugesstions will be appreciated. Thanks.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old May 13th, 02, 05:55 PM
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The plugs on an LT1 are a bitch. If you have a skinny friend I'd ask them to have a go at it. I did all 8 my my 97 TA and remember it being a real bear to do.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old May 14th, 02, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got it! I actually made a mistake in posting this, it was the no. 2 plug that I was having trouble getting back in, not the no. 4 as I stated. I wont even try changing no. 8, untill I get over the stress of no. 2. Thanks for all the help. I put in 100,000 mile plugs and you can bet this car will never see another plug change as long as I own it!!!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old May 15th, 02, 04:53 AM
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I'm not sure why you had so much trouble with the No 2 plug, maybe the 94 is different but on my 93 I had it changed out in less than 5 minutes without removing anything. As for # 8, disconnect the battery and move the starter out of the way and reach up to get it. If you still don't have enough room, you might need to drop the y-pipe. I hate to say it, but those 100,000 mile plugs don't survive and you'll need to do it long before that. You should be good for 25-30K miles for now though.

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