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Just as the title says.

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Shouldn’t be any tricks to them. I replaced mine without any problems. It kinda sucks to bend over that far for too long, but it doesn’t make it any more complicated.
 

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A good footstool, and a thick blanket between your gut and the engine make the job much less of a pain.

[Had to add the Oxford comma here :)]
 

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To add to above a couple of extensions in short to med and one being a wobble makes getting the plugs in and out easier. Out ,put in socket with one short extension, add second wobble then rachet and remove plug pulling off each extension to make it easier to get past the crap along the firewall. install is the reverse of removal. And it sucks balls if you drop any of the above while doing this. Curse words were used over and over during the process.
 

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As mentioned above using shorter extensions and systematically assembling/disassembling them makes getting to those rear bank plugs much easier.

I also thread the plugs into the block using fuel line to ensure they’re not cross threading before tightening them with the torque wrench. I learned that trick from the Tacoma forum.
 
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You could always get a top side creeper.
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You could always get a top side creeper.
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Is that you NG? Looking good!

Thanks for all the replies! I have done everything to a motor, including rebuilding entire motors, etc. I've done enough to know that there can be some 'tricks' that seasoned members who have recently done it themselves know.

I appreciate all the 'tips' I have received on this.

I'd only add, and maybe some or most of you do-
I use this copper based anti seize on the threads before I install or re-install the plugs.
Especially in aluminum heads, etc.
 

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Is that you NG? Looking good!

Thanks for all the replies! I have done everything to a motor, including rebuilding entire motors, etc. I've done enough to know that there can be some 'tricks' that seasoned members who have recently done it themselves know.

I appreciate all the 'tips' I have received on this.

I'd only add, and maybe some or most of you do-
I use this copper based anti seize on the threads before I install or re-install the plugs.
Especially in aluminum heads, etc.
I also use copper anti-seize.
 
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