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Old 11-02-2010, 04:32 AM   #1
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Default Spark Plug Change on Tribeca?

My wife has on '06 with 82k miles. I'd like to change the plugs. At a quick glance it looks like there's very little room to get to them due to the frame rails.

Anyone here done this before and have any helpful tips?

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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battery and airbox must come out. They aren't terrible but it does require some patience. You have to turn the coils the right way to be able to remove them. But I did the six on the B9 faster then I did the four in my Legacy. Just make sure you have a few different types of extensions
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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just changed the plugs in my wifes 06 B9. It was time consuming but fairly easy. It was definetely time for the plugs though as it runs much smoother now.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:22 PM   #4
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #5
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battery and airbox must come out.
I did mine without removing the battery it might have taken a little longer but I don't have to worry about resetting all the radio presets and the clock. So the extra time probably evens out but with less work.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:30 AM   #6
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I've done it both ways, the benefit from undoing the battery is you also reset the ECU. Not a bad idea to do every once in a while, particularly after you change the plugs
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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That is something to think about, although it wouldn't bother me so much if it didn't also erase my trip odometers, since I use those to track gas mileage and oil change intervals. Although I did the oil change along with the plug change so that point is moot.

I suppose if it were something you do all the time it would matter more, I am looking forward to a couple years before doing it again. I may just reset the ecu now that you mention that.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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Did this last week (89,000 miles), and it was a monster of a job, actually made me miss working on my Jetta, and that is saying a lot! The plugs I removed were in very good shape. The battery side is harder than the air intake side for sure. The far back plug on the battery side is one of those contortionist, fingertip, 2mm turn-at-a-time maneuvers.

Peaty's guide is invaluable, and the fuel hose trick is a very good tip--4" is long enough. Changed my oil at the same time so I did not have to worry about that service interval erase.

For some reason Peaty's link above does not work but hopefully this one does:

http://www.scoobymods.com/showthread...4.html?t=12294

I used NGK iridium LFR6AIX-11 gapped at 30, not original equipment but recommended by NGK and what was available from my parts store. Hopefully this was not a mistake because I don't want to do this again!!!! Power seems solid and mileage may actually be a bit better. I'll know more after a long road trip this week.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #9
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:59 AM   #10
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You have to register and log in to see the pics. Sorry, we have to do it to keep the spam away. We don't do anything with the info, it's more of a security thing.
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I registered last night. I was able to open the link to your written instructions, but not the pics. Today I can't even open the link!
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Strange. I'll have to check when I get home.
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I can't get to the site at all, must be down for some reason
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check now the site is back up.
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check now the site is back up.
After clicking on the link I only see where to sign in.
Where is the link to register?
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Didn't notice the word "register" was a slightly different shade of color.
I was clicking on the beginning of the sentence.
Next problem, it keeps coming up with I didn't answer the spam question.
There wasn't one to answer. Is this an iPad issue, maybe I should try my PC?
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:05 PM   #18
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Default E3 Plugs

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I installed E3 spark plugs last week in my MY08 without issue.

In my research I couldn't find anyone who has tried them in a Beca. I did however find a lot of people complaining of engine misfire in various other vehicles.

I know there has been a lot of controversy around these plugs but I thought I'd give them a try in hopes of saving a few dollars at the pumps.

I had 100000km on the original plugs so naturally the motor runs a bit smoother with the new plugs but I can't say I've noticed any improvement in power or fuel economy yet.

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #19
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I'll be changing my plugs as soon as we get back from our cross country road trip. The engine still has the original plugs in it, 71K miles on them.
Pretty sure I'll be using NGK platnium plugs.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #20
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Peaty's description (login req'd) of the change procedure is SPOT ON... thank you ton's Peaty!... got my 06 done in 4 hrs. (My local Subie service dept told me the engine needed jacked up...would have been an easy $450 for them)
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