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Old 03-10-2010, 02:31 PM
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I need to change the plugs on a 2000 S80 non-turbo. Does anyone have a guide, preferably with pictures, on how to do this?
 
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it should be pretty easy on your car, no turbo hoses blocking anything

get a ser of torx bits or socket based drivers, take the plastic cover off, take the coils off, and there they are, its one of the easiest plug changes you can do ... lucky you
 
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To put the new plugs in, I found it helpful to use a piece of hose or tubing -- insert the top end of the plug into the hose and use it to guide the plug into the hole and start the threads.
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yep, it's easy, but caution on the plug types. I tried expensive platinum--car ran worse. you should use Volvo (4-electrode type) if I remember.

Hope this helps
 
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get the set the dealer has, six plugs in a volvo pack, was not pricy at all and my 2000 s-80 runs great, I was able to talk to two techs at the dealer and they both told me to by the original plugs, hope this helps.
 
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Check the gaps and hand tighten to ensure no stripping.

Once I pulled the coil packs I used a small shop vac to suck all the sand and crap away from plug before removal.
 
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I also used anti seize compound... I can tell you that waking up the plugs and getting them out was a bit unnerving.
 
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please dont waste money on 4+ tipped plugs ? its been proven that they dont work as advertised, remember , electricity takes the path of least resistance, and thus the current takes ONE path, not all four simultaniusly...

NGK makes the best plugs, i use iridiums, which are not cheap, but good for the long haul,,, you can just use platinums, but if you have a turbo i would not use copper...
 
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