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    Can anyone recommend a top class spark plug for my 2.2, gonna get the remap done soon and want to dump the standards for something that'll do the induction kit and remap justice.

    Types, part numbers, prices and supliers info all welcome!

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    P.S Are they easy to change on the veccy? Had to put my old 16v Astra in to the dealer to have them changed at a cost of £60 on top of the plugs! Don't want to be doing that again if I can do it myself...

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    spark plug tests have been done many times when all the new fancy quad head varieties came out all claiming extra power from an increased spark etc.

    All the tests that werent carried out by unbiased magazines showed that none of them offered anything more than your standard manufacturers plug from the likes of Champion or NGK etc.

    Go with a good quality brand and you wont go wrong.

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    NGK Iridium are well recommended for the vauxhall petrols, tend to last longer and give a more even burn - as regularly reccommended by those on Astra-Sport. Not had experience of them myself as I tend to stick with normal plugs as Andy says

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    Thanks chaps, had a look round the engine bay and it looks like i wouldn't be able to change them myself anyhow (couldn't find them lol) so i think i'll leave them as they are...

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    no probs mate,

    just out of intrest, have you removed the plastic engine cover - they should be fairly obvious under there?

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    Yes removed that, there's a bar under there that I couldn't quite make out what it was for, looked like a either plugs/ignition set up or fuel injection assembly but it was cold and I couldn't bothered to mess around anymore, so put the cover back on and went down the pub

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    Hi, for future reference you remove the five torx bolts holding on the 'bar' you mentioned (the ignition coil module). Unplug the multiplug to the right. Then gently but firmly pull the whole module upwards without tilting. It'll offer some initial resistance but it all comes off revealing four rubber plug connectors beneath which are integral to the coil module. You're left with the four deep plug recesses. You'll see that the plug connectors fit very snugly into these recesses hence the resistance. Use a fairly long plug spanner to reach the plugs, go carefully and the job's done. I wouldn't pay £60 again mate, it's a half hour job, they're ripping you off. Hope this helps.

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    Cheers Angel, it's an old post and kind of went off the idea of new plugs, but i'll keep it in mind for future reference

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