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Hi,

Is it easy to do or not? I remember reading that it was more difficult than GEMS.

What's the truth?

Cheers

Flo
 

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Its easy enough with smallish hands,as long as you dont have LPG vaporiser heating pipes in the way or Secondary air pipes in the way.Just make sure you have the wire layout on hand to get the right order.
 

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Prepare first aid cream, band aids and a strong ale for afterwards. Obviously,I did not remove the upper manifold. ONe wire at a timeand a good feel for working with out seeing. I put a pad and a blanket on top of the engine to make it more comfortable. Took an hour each for the first 2 and 3 hours for the rest once I got a rhythm.I was not able to put the wires back exactlythe same way in every clip and holder. Use good wires, you dont want to do it again
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amv8vol said:
Took an hour each for the first 2 and 3 hours for the rest once I got a rhythm. I was not able to put the wires back exactlythe same way in every clip and holder.
:shock: I;ve done it twice. Took me about an hour for the drivers side and 40 minutes for the passenger each time. That was with throwing the ball for the dog. I am beginning to think I really should leave the dog inside when I work on trucks. It would make the suggested ale a much closer goal. :mrgreen:
 

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I'm going Magnecore as always.

Thanks for those great feedback
 

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Go for it Flo, just be prepared for loss of skin and language you wouldn't want your mother to hear :shock:

Make sure the engine is stone cold and you have a decent torch and an old cushion to rest your knees on top of the engine. I've replaced the plug leads on both my P38a and Disco 2 which both have the ignition coils tucked away between at the back of the intake plenum and still have the scars to prove!

Consider it one of lifes rich experiences that you will never forget.....
 

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Sunday was a great day.
I managed to do replacement of those (access is for gynecologist) and heater o-rings in a total of 4 hours. :dance:
Ok i knew the path for heater o-rings.
 

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Best tip of them all is flip up the bonnet/hood vertical, use something like a small stool or chair to stand on if you're not tallish, Id go OEM HT leads
 

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996TURBO said:
Sunday was a great day.
I managed to do replacement of those (access is for gynecologist) and heater o-rings in a total of 4 hours. :dance:
Ok i knew the path for heater o-rings.
Well done Flo - my heater o-rings took almost 2 weeks due to a stuffed bolt-head on the o-ring clamp! The HT leads took about 30 minutes as I already had the coils out rebuilding the top of the engine :shock:

Definately a DIY job and Rave is a most useful companion to figure out which lead goes where.

I've documented most of this at http://paulp38a.com hoping that others might find it useful.
Cheers, Paul.
 
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