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    O.K. so I am an old fart who never had a modern engine to look after before. I now open my new bonnet and am dismayed to not recognise much at all, except for things in "user friendly" yellow (oil cap/water/washer bottle).big lump of plastic hiding my battery. and what the hell is that lump of plastic on top of my engine..........and where the hell are my plugs? my last car had four at the front where they should be, air filter was obvious, oil filter was easyish to get at ( turn the wheel,crawl underneath ). so what I want to know is on my 1.8 engine
    1. where are my plugs
    2. where is the air filter
    right you can all carry on laughing now.........
    10 years with a cavalier 1.8 now look at me!****** technology!

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    1.. Dunno bout petrol, (i'm a diesel head myself) Remove black plastic cover on top of engine.normally they are dispacks these days.. which means its an intergrated pack sitting on top of the engine slightly towards the back... theres 4 bolts, once these are undone the entire unit removes up.. This unit contains what used to be the coil, king lead, and plug leads.. once the pack is removed you can look down the hole to find the plugs... (as far as i can remember)

    2. Black box left hand side of engine near headlight, big fat tube leaving it heading towards the front grill
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    the plugs are under that plastic engine cover, vertically over the piston.. remove the top cover, remove the coilpack( in between the cams) and the plugs are underneath..
    the air filter is in the black plastic housing on the driverside of the engine bay,behind the headlight..

    nothing wrong with asking..

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    1.. Dunno bout petrol, (i'm a diesel head myself) but normally they are dispacks these days.. which means its an intergrated pack sitting on top of the engine slightly towards the back... theres 4 bolts, once these are undone the entire unit removes up.. This unit contains what used to be the coil, king lead, and plug leads.. once the pack is removed you can look down the hole to find the plugs... (as far as i can remember)
    you're correct me old dad.....but it's central over the centre of the piston...

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    well son, i've only played with one petrol engine whilst at work, and i was scratching me head until i started removing things looking for them.. i was still trying to find the damn HT leads..

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    LOL.. never mind dad.. when you next get a quality PETROL engine i'll look after you....in fact some DISpacks still have little leads from the dispack down the plug cavatiy to the plug nose itself...and they do breakdown occasionally..

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    wot no HT leads?.......whatever next.little old ludite me...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterVV View Post
    wot no HT leads?.......whatever next.little old ludite me...........
    lol.... there will come a time..... very soon..... when all bonnets will be sealed... the engines will be like batteries.... 100,000 miles... throw them away and buy a new one.....

    Our grandchildren will laugh that we used to check the oil.... they will laugh that we used to fill them up at a.... wait for it...... a garage ....

    We'll tell stories about things like.... punctures.... and..... overstear... and understear..... stories about crashing (unheard of by 2020 !!) when you could drive cars as fast as you wanted.....

    Oh yes... all control will be taken away soon enough....

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