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peugeot 206 spark plug replacement

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Smiley Man, 21 Jul 2006.

  1. Smiley Man

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Apr 2003

    Posts: 6,518

    Location: hOme

    hi guys :)

    im gonna have a go at servicing my car myself :D and will be buying a haynes manual at some point but i want to check the spark plugs first

    does anyone know how to remove them? i think i know where they are but dont want to get it wrong :p

    its a 1.6 8v W reg (2000) if that helps, although i would imagine the 1.1 and 1.4 8v are the same :)
     
  2. agw_01

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,681

    You need a proper spark plug removal tool.

    A 6 sided socket (can't remember what side) but with a rubber seal built into the socket.

    The seal grips hold of the plug allowing you to remove it easily.

    I bought a 3/8" socket set from Halfords for around £20. Best £20 I've ever spent :)

    Just be careful you don't ruin the thread when putting new spark plugs in. I usually use the spark plug socket on an extension bar to place the plug in the head, and then wind it in by hand until I know it's straight.
     
  3. Acolyte

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,774

    Location: Bristol

    Do the plugs hand tight, then turn them 1/4 of a turn more, just dont over tighten them or you will be ******. :)
     
  4. burns

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,709

    You really ought to do them to the correct torque specified by the haynes manual. Torque wrenches are that expensive (if you don't go to halfords) and it's best to get things right if you can.
     
  5. Smiley Man

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Apr 2003

    Posts: 6,518

    Location: hOme

    thanks guys, i think i will invest in a removal tool, best to do things properly :)

    does anyone know how to removet them from my car though? ive had a prod but if anyone else has the same car (dup?:) ) and has done the plugs any tips would be fantastic thanks :)