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156 TS spark plus

When on the service intervals are the plugs changed - my car has FSH, and has 94k on the clock.

Also, since they're a tad expensive, can you service the plugs yourself - by this I mean take them out, clean them up, chack the gaps etc to get better/more life out of them?

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Re: 156 TS spark plus

The plugs are changed every 60,000 miles (100,000km).

I do not recommend a clean, check and refit.

There are two types. One set of four is the same as for Subaru and so frequently available on eBay (where I got mine from). The other set I got off SHOP4PARTS. In total I paid around 60 quid. Yes, they are dear, but you only need new ones overy 60k miles. Only use NGK plugs.

Easy DIY job. You do need a long reach extender to get into the recesses, though. Take care in taking the coil packs off.
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Re: 156 TS spark plus

60k is correct.

i done mine at 50k

i woudlnt say its easy, bth. depends on your skill level
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Re: 156 TS spark plus

How-to on my web site .... make your own judgement if easy or not!!

You will need a small plug socket as the pugs are the same size only the threaded part is different (four large, four small). Use the NGKs and only the recommended part numbers. Mine lasted nearly 80K before I changed them. Check prices on Shop4Parts as they often have special offers, also EBSpares, AlfaWorkshop and AlternativeAutos. Also sparkplugs.co.uk

Occasionally there are cheaper sets on fleabay, but watch the sellers ... some are delears getting rid of old stock which are fine.

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Re: 156 TS spark plus

i bought a new set when i got my 156 and then found the old ones looked nearly new. i still changed them, just for the hell of it.

imo its very easy, you remove the plastic engine cover, then the coils, then the plugs.

while the coils are off compare the primary and secondary coil resistances to check you have even ignition, and replace any coils that are significantly different (with evenly matched used coils). on a twinspark the coil on cylinder 1 is usually the odd one out.
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