Plug change in 1.6 - Nissan Versa Forums
Engine Forum Discuss about engine mods, swaps, exhaust, ECU tuning & forced induction here

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old 02-12-2013, 02:35 PM
New Member
 
edteach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Plug change in 1.6

I have a 2009 NV 1.6 base. It has 78k on it and it calls for a plug change at 90k I decided to get the parts ready to go and found that the plug is a denso
fxe20hr11 with .044 gap. I got them for 10.59 from sparkplugauto.com It also calls for a special tool but there are videos on it where a 14mm wrench and a rubber hose or magnet can remove the plug without the tool. Any more suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
edteach is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 02-12-2013, 03:16 PM
Super Moderator
 
robj80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: central, CT
Posts: 3,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I thought it was 105k? I need to check my manual again. I heard the regular deep sockets are too fat but there are some thin walled ones that have worked. You will need something in it to pull the plug up and out. Otherwise it will fall back in the hole. I have had luck in other cars tipping the socket at an angle but I'm assuming there isn't enough room in the V to do this.

I'm at 118k now and haven't changed them yet. It's a bigger project on this car then any other car I have owned and the people who I know that swapped them out at the scheduled interval said they weren't miss firing and the plugs still looked great. So I'm stretching it even further.


current mileage 153,000
last tank 35 mpg -personal best 44.04 mpg and no I don't hypermile


PAID OFF AS OF 2/13/14!! I OWN THIS BITCH
robj80 is online now  
#3 Old 02-12-2013, 10:59 PM
Level IV Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You just need a spark plug socket.

It is like a standard socket but has rubber on the inside which grabs the spark plug after unscrewing them so they wont fall.

Don't for to put anti-seize on the plug threads before installing.
Versa12 is offline  
#4 Old 02-12-2013, 11:24 PM
Level II Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A short piece of rubber hose that slips snugly over the porcelain on the plug can be used the remove the old plug and start the new one.

Frank 2009 Versa S sedan MT-6 with 40600 miles
Francesco is offline  
#5 Old 02-16-2013, 01:15 AM
Level I Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ashland, Va
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you can use the rubber hose trick or just stick the end of the spark plug boot back on it just a little bit to pull it out
redneckversaguy is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On