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      10-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #50
JHS130
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Set aside some time to do some maintenance work on the car with Kenneth (kmli5) today. New spark plugs for Ken and spark plugs plus engine and transmission oil for me.



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Fat wheels+tyres and BMWP exhaust

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Kenneth's engine - coils out.

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My turn!

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Old plugs removed.

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New plugs installed, coils back in.

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Done! (almost)

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Kenneth doing a final check for any leaks

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We were both really happy with how clean the engine looked (ie. no oil stains etc) and also at the condition of the old plugs. Changing the plugs was surprisingly easy even with the 5th plug from the front being obscured by the chassis bracing that goes from the strut tower to the firewall (at least for me after I watched Kenneth do it first haha). Could easily do it in under an hour provided you have the right tools and you've got someone to help put all the plastic covers and cowlings back in. Car feels even smoother than before under acceleration and definitely has less vibration transmitting through the shifter on idle.

Thanks so much Ken for doing my engine oil and transmission oil change for me This Redline D4 ATF stuff is great - immediately felt slicker through the gears even when cold. VERY happy with everything done today!