Boddney

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It’s that time chaps. 

How hard is it?

Does the intake gubbins all have to come off?

Is it a real ball ache?

Ta, Bod

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Hi James,

I am just about to do them myself I have this video as a guide... although its up to you how adventurous you get with the job.

Mine isn't leaking so I am not doing the gasket's.

Good luck let us know how you get along James 

 

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I finally got them done. It wasn’t to bad to be fair. Although my cam covers don’t leak there was still a lot  of gunk and muck in the plug holes and plug valley. 

I did two at a time as one coil pack runs two plugs so it made sense to do it that way. Also cleaning out the valley is easier that way as the plugs are in a kind of box made by casting webs. 2 plugs in each box. I removed the coil pack and lead from one “box”, sprayed brake cleaner around the “box” and into each of the two plug tubes then just blew out the “box” and tubes out with some compressed air. I put some blue tissue wipes over the top to stop all the debris from going everywhere and making a mess. All quite successful.

I did have a scary moment when trying to undo number 3 plug. It was really tight and grindy all the way out. I kept winding back in half a turn then out three quarters then back in half and so on until it came out. I put a dribble of WD40 in the tube which helped. I really thought that was going to cost me a re-tap or possibly even a new head.

The plugs I took out were Bosch Twin Electrode and not iridium tipped. It’s a good job I changed them at 165,000 and not left it until 200,000 as recommended. Maybe the proper iridium tipped ones can do 100,000 but I doubt the Bosch ones would last that long and I’m not sure I’d have got number 3 out after all those miles.

Bod

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Well done for doing that, it's always satisfying! I'm not sure what to do with my Celsior because all my history is Japanese so I've no idea if the plugs have been changed.  Although its only done 64k so I'm ok for a while.  I did them on my LS400 and they were fairly easy.

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Go on to Google @The-Acreand download the free Google Translate app. It’s really great. You just point the camera at the Japanese text and it translates it to English on your screen. Hope that helps.

Bod

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Good eh?

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4 hours ago, Boddney said:

Go on to Google @The-Acreand download the free Google Translate app. It’s really great. You just point the camera at the Japanese text and it translates it to English on your screen. Hope that helps.

Bod

I have got Google translate on my phone and it does work well.  Sadly it doesn't seem too good with Japanese.  In the past few days I've been going over my Japanese auction sheet and one translation came up with "how to make a woman"!!

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Lol it can be quite funny and annoying at the same time eh?

There must be someone on here that can read it. Maybe you should put a plea out in the wanted section or somewhere? Might be worth a try?

Bod

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