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Old December 19th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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How to Change the Spark Plug?

Noobie here. Anyone has a guide or step by step to change the spark plug? Mine is a V6.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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How to Replace Spark Plugs | eHow.com
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Old December 20th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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I hope you have over 100k miles... These plugs are serious parts, and seriously expensive.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #4
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^^ if by serious you mean like 2 bux each. Plugs can foul well before 100k miles.
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^^ if by serious you mean like 2 bux each. Plugs can foul well before 100k miles.
Not $2 for oem plugs (NGK/Denso). They are at least $10 each. IMO, if you are going to put $2 plugs in that engine, I think you are better off leaving the originals in there for 200k miles.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #6
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True, I agree. Always stick with the oem (ngk). Wow, never noticed that they were that expensive. You are both correct $10 each. They should be changed by 105,000 miles though for sure (as recommended by the manual), but can certainly become fouled prior to that depending on driving conditions.
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10 bucks each? For the iridium plugs? When I priced them they were 25 each. But I got them for 12.50 each at the Honda dealer I used to work at.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #8
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i bought my NGK last week @ pepboys for 9.99
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i bought my NGK last week @ pepboys for 9.99
Iridium or Platinum?
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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #10
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10 bucks each? For the iridium plugs? When I priced them they were 25 each. But I got them for 12.50 each at the Honda dealer I used to work at.
google ngk 6994, this is the proper iridium oem plug

Amazon = $9.99
Rock Auto = $10.47
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I just found it on the Pep Boys site. Those plugs must have gotten cheaper because they were over 20 bucks each at the parts stores a year ago.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #12
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yup iridium. I was surprised too. it totals up a little less than 40 for 4 of them. There is a 10bucks of purchase of 40 off pepboys website. so basically i got a small item worth couple bucks and got to use that coupon!
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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #13
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sry for the typos.. gaming..
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Old December 21st, 2009, 02:09 AM   #14
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My car is just a hair over 100k. Guess its time to change the plugs.

Here is what I got from autozone's prices. Autolite $6.99, NGK $9.99, Bosch $9.99, they were out of Denso and one other brand. All were iridium, I guess the prices for they has gone down over the years. I was expecting something between $15 to $20 at first...
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Old December 21st, 2009, 05:01 PM   #15
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$9.99 is the best price I've seen for the long-life iridiums. I just ordered some from Majestic Honda online. They were like a dollar more, but I was ordering more oem stuff from them anyway. My originals are Denso, but I've decided to go with the NGK this time. Hope I don't regret it.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:39 PM   #16
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i was wondering the same thing this thread helped
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Old December 28th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #17
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I just replace with the standard Honda Plugs.

- What is wrong with them?
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Old December 28th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #18
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Wow i must not drive dat much mines a 05 and i juss hit 30k miles
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Old December 28th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #19
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Yup, same here.

2004 - 46K on here.

PS - I still have the box it came in.

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Wow i must not drive dat much mines a 05 and i juss hit 30k miles
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #20
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so what plugs? any difference?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #21
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ha plugs for our car and pretty much all hondas are right around 20 bucks a pop and more..very very expensive.and hardly will foul out before there 105k recommended change.unless ur messing around with things to foul them quicker..also spend the money and put oem plugs in it..hondas dont really like any other type of plugs..believe it or not.ya u will get away with it other plugs,but u will run into issues with aftermarket plugs
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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #22
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Got a 2003 - 100K...so sad.

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Yup, same here.

2004 - 46K on here.

PS - I still have the box it came in.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #23
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #24
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i'm at the dealer getting my changed now. 03 at 105K miles. I only put 5K miles on a year the last three years. Before that I drove about 100 miles a day.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #25
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ha plugs for our car and pretty much all hondas are right around 20 bucks a pop and more..very very expensive.and hardly will foul out before there 105k recommended change.unless ur messing around with things to foul them quicker..also spend the money and put oem plugs in it..hondas dont really like any other type of plugs..believe it or not.ya u will get away with it other plugs,but u will run into issues with aftermarket plugs


What issues, I'm not trying to bust your balls I'm just realy curious to know what issues?

Gas mileage, ?

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Allan

PS Does anyone know what issue if non OEM plugs are used?

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Old February 20th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #26
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Does anyone have a photographed or videotaped DYI spark plug change procedure on a V6?
I had changed spark plugs on cars with v4, but those were really easy to do... and I'm expecting it won't be so easy on a V6 Accord... especially with ehow.com instructions only...
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Old February 20th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #27
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If you have an 03 the instructions for changing the spark plugs is in the owner's manual. I think they stopped putting this information in the owner's manual in 06, when the maintenance minder came out. The 03-05 owner's manuals have a lot of maintenance information in them, like spark plugs, coolant, air filter change etc. I don't think the 06-07 owner's manuals have this stuff. Too bad. I actually bought the Honda service manual, and it's paid for itself already. I bought a magnetic spark plug socket, with the extension built into it. When I tried doing spark plugs with the spark plug socket with the rubber thing to grab the spark plug, it would hold on too tight to the spark plug, so when I would try to pull it out the socket would stay on the plug, and only the extension would come out. Not good, and I had a hell of a time getting the socket off the plug. IMO, you need an all-in-one spark tool, with the extension built in.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 08:16 AM   #28
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Thanks. The dealer has quoted me $250 just for the spark plug change... If I can find reasonably detailed instructions of how to do it, I suspect I can even buy the spark plug specific tools and still come quite far ahead of the quoted dealer price...
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Old February 21st, 2010, 12:49 PM   #29
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You could buy all the tools you need, including a torque wrench, and come out way ahead of that price. You could probably get a loaner torque wrench for just this job, if you don't see yourself needing it again. I would suggest 3/8" drive tools for this job. Did you check your owner's manual, for the instructions on changing spark plugs? If your car is 03-05 model, it should be in the manual.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 02:40 PM   #30
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Blckflsh, 2004 Owner's Manual doesn't have any instructions on changing spark plugs. There isn't even a picture or diagram showing where the spark plugs are located.
When you changed your's was it easy to locate and access the plugs? How much time more or less should I plan on spending on this job? Would you suggest any particular spark plug tool that might perform well with this undertaking?
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