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Title: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: Dcag37 on June 03, 2015, 12:58:30 PM
hi i have a galaxy mk2 2.8 v6 24v and i need to get to the spark plugs could someone please advise me how to remove the air intake to access the plugs bearing in mind my car is petrol/LPG and i don't want to disturb any LPG Gas pipes please see pic attached


Title: Re: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: insanitybeard on June 03, 2015, 01:47:05 PM
Do the mean the large air intake pipe at the top left/ middle of the picture? If so a pair of hose clip pliers such as these (http://www.toolandfix.com/sealey-vs166-hose-clip-pliers.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CKbGvffG88UCFc_HtAod0igAhg) are what's required for easy removal of those spring type hose clamps at either end of the pipe.
Title: Re: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: Dcag37 on June 03, 2015, 01:57:51 PM
Do the mean the large air intake pipe at the top left/ middle of the picture? If so a pair of hose clip pliers such as these (http://www.toolandfix.com/sealey-vs166-hose-clip-pliers.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CKbGvffG88UCFc_HtAod0igAhg) are what's required for easy removal of those spring type hose clamps at either end of the pipe.

yes cheers also the whole black air intake inlet manifold like this....


Title: Re: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: insanitybeard on June 03, 2015, 02:19:30 PM
I've not got experience of working on the V6 but I don't think the manifold has to come off- just disconnect the wiring multiplugs (some of which are visible in the first picture you posted) from the 6 pencil ignition coils fitted over each spark plug (inbetween the 'branches' of the inlet manifold) and gently ease the coils out (twisting each one slowly and carefully to release it before trying to pull it out) to expose the spark plugs.
Title: Re: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: Dcag37 on June 03, 2015, 03:54:02 PM
I've not got experience of working on the V6 but I don't think the manifold has to come off- just disconnect the wiring multiplugs (some of which are visible in the first picture you posted) from the 6 pencil ignition coils fitted over each spark plug (inbetween the 'branches' of the inlet manifold) and gently ease the coils out (twisting each one slowly and carefully to release it before trying to pull it out) to expose the spark plugs.

OK Cheers i will try that lol
Title: Re: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: Mirez on June 03, 2015, 06:14:23 PM
Yeah the plugs are accessible without removing the manifold, they are under the coil packs though so they require levering up (which can be a pain - slow and steady as they have been known to shear at the midpoint) - ensure you leaver on both sides equally!
Title: Re: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: Dcag37 on June 03, 2015, 06:17:31 PM
OK cheers will try that tomoz thanks for all your help
Title: Re: Access To Spark plugs on a 2.8 V6 24V Ford Galaxy MK2
Post by: marinabrid on June 04, 2015, 04:09:21 PM
try easy way if yours are stuck,   i found this on a vw website,.    get some water pump pliers and grip the top of the wiring plug and gently rock back and forth    they come out easy then       don't forget there is a little catch on the plug to lock it on, you need to lever it free.