This is what your engine looks like underneath the MAF and the engine cover.
Notice that it has the Coil Packs. REMEMBER HOW THEY GO. Tag them if necessary with a little bit of take and a perm marker. I didn't so I had to do it from memory. But it is a good idea to do.
Also careful with these plugs. They are very delicate. I learned that the hard way as the clips that lock them in place BROKE on me. They so far have stayed put after reattaching them but I do not know if they will hold. I may go back in there and use maybe some electrical tape to hold them in place. Any suggestions here would be great too guys.
Ok remember when I said that I hit a HUGE PROBLEM. Well here it is:
Yeap oil leak somewhere. It was in all 3 areas of the sparkplugs. I damn near fainted
I couldn't turn back now I went to far. Besides I needed to post this on CL for someone else to possible fix and someone else to tell me WTF HAPPENED?
I assumed from the first 2 bays that it could be oil that spilt when I did my oil change last. But I have no idea of confirming that.
SO I went ahead an tightened ALL of these bolts:
Don't know if that is a bad thing or a good thing but I figured it may be a lead with the gasket or something because they were all REALLY REALLY loose. I am assuming its that. If anyone care to chime in please do. It would be GREATLY appreciated.
So it took me FOREVER to get that oil out. Basically used bits of paper towels and stuffed them into the holes to suck out the oil. Plus there was these little bits of plastic or something that were all over the place in there. I THINK they were the protective plastic lining to the Spark plug wires. They were IMPOSSIBLE to get out with my big hands. So I brought in an expert:
Yeap. My wife
Yes we did not have a flashlight (funny how ALL THE BATTERIES DIE AT THE SAME TIME ON ALL 5 FLASHLIGHTS. LOL)
Her hands were small enough to get in there and take out the oil in some parts and the plastic pieces that fell into where the sparkplugs are.
She is my HERO
It took us FOREVER to get it all cleaned up before I could remove the sparkplugs. It took pieces of tape to stick onto the plastic pieces plastic and remove them. I didn't have an air can which would have been INFINITELY EASIER so we made with what we had.
I then installed these bad boys:
comes through again!
These bad boys are not cheap I tell ya. 6 came out to 75 bucks! They better be worth it!