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#11 Old 10-16-2007, 12:09 AM
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I would like to know more though about his

WARRANTY CLAIM REFUSAL ISSUES?
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#12 Old 10-21-2007, 12:33 AM
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I was on a quest to find out the same question. The gap on my 2003 sonata is.044 when I pulled the first three they was at .055. So at 51,000 miles on the car and being the second owner of it... It did change alot robbing me of alot of things. I also want to know about the correct way to get to the back 3 plugs. thanks
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I doubt you'll find anything but I pulled off a 3.3 manifold last summer so I'm a bit rusty on it-

Its pretty straight forward, starting off its a matter of disconnecting any hoses or connections to the manifold, as well as temporarily re-routing some hoses that go across the manifold. Most of the bolts are in plain sight, however there are 2 along the back side of the manifold that I seem top remember being a tad tricky to get to. Once everything is disconnected and the bolts removed I used a long extension to prop up the manifold as I didn't want to bother with disconnecting the fuel lines, this should allow you to access the rear plugs. For safety's sake, cover the now open lower intake with a rag or something to avoid dropping anything in there. But with the manifold propped up you should be able to access the back plugs.
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[b]I doubt you'll find anything but I pulled off a 3.3 manifold last summer so I'm a bit rusty on it-

Its pretty straight forward, starting off its a matter of disconnecting any hoses or connections to the manifold, as well as temporarily re-routing some hoses that go across the manifold. Most of the bolts are in plain sight, however there are 2 along the back side of the manifold that I seem top remember being a tad tricky to get to. Once everything is disconnected and the bolts removed I used a long extension to prop up the manifold as I didn't want to bother with disconnecting the fuel lines, this should allow you to access the rear plugs. For safety's sake, cover the now open lower intake with a rag or something to avoid dropping anything in there. But with the manifold propped up you should be able to access the back plugs.
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Ohhh for the days of the good 'ol Edelbrock manifolds, or even the VW Bug with two bolts on each side and they're off.
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[b]I doubt you'll find anything but I pulled off a 3.3 manifold last summer so I'm a bit rusty on it-

Its pretty straight forward, starting off its a matter of disconnecting any hoses or connections to the manifold, as well as temporarily re-routing some hoses that go across the manifold. Most of the bolts are in plain sight, however there are 2 along the back side of the manifold that I seem top remember being a tad tricky to get to. Once everything is disconnected and the bolts removed I used a long extension to prop up the manifold as I didn't want to bother with disconnecting the fuel lines, this should allow you to access the rear plugs. For safety's sake, cover the now open lower intake with a rag or something to avoid dropping anything in there. But with the manifold propped up you should be able to access the back plugs.
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Hello there, fellows HF members

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I once owned a car with a V6 that you had to remove the intake manifold to get to the rear plugs. Cost of a tuneup? Around $250 because of the requirement to remove the manifold. And the plugs had to be changed every 60,000 miles to keep the powertrain warranty in effect.

After reading this topic I'm glad my new 09 Sonata has an I4.
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well, to be fair, the V6's have Iridium plugs that arent scheduled to be changed until 95,000 miles (unless something goes wrong with them of course)..

but not looking forward to having to have them replaced, not by any means... even in my old V6 Beretta, the plugs were "sort of" a PITA, but not nearly like this...
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So what was the result of this? Were there any problems with your spark plugs?
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[b]So what was the result of this?* Were there any problems with your spark plugs?
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Yes, I'd like to know the results of changing the plugs, did the idle improve?

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