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post #1 of 13 Old 12-29-2011, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing Spark Plugs

Greetings. I have a 2009 Nissan Versa S Hatchback with 116000 miles on the odometer. I read on my manual that the spark plugs for the Versa are supposed to be replace at 105,000 miles. I am noticing power loss on the freeway and im having to step on the accelerator farther in to make power.

How difficult is it to replace the spark plugs on the MR18 engine? what type of spark plugs should I buy? Thanks in advance for any input.
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Its pretty straight forward, but very tedious. I would set aside 2-3,hours your first time through. After that you could probably do in an hour.

Do not buy the sparkplugs from Autozone or a car parts store like that, they have the wrong plugs in the system and they all seem to share from a common "database". We bought our set off Amazon, they were cheaper then the dealer but still came in at ~$70 for the set.

You'll need a deep 14mm socket to get the plugs out. They are extremely skinny and traditional spark plug sockets will not fit. Ive got some pictures at home with the measurements. I ended up going to Northern Tool and buying a single socket

I also got pics of the right and wrong plugs side by side.
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I can replace the plugs in 30 minutes, and westrock ur dealer was ripping you off. I got mine from the dealer for 69 dollars lol. And if you want to make the investment Snap on does make a 14mm spark plug socket that in their catalog says fits 18 versa 2.0 sentra and all bmw's lol. Problem is its 35 bucks for the one socket
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Question

lets say you have lots of money and want to pull the trigger and take it to the dealer and let them replace the spark plugs...

how much would they charge at the dealer?
[ Just wondering ]

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lets say you have lots of money and want to pull the trigger and take it to the dealer and let them replace the spark plugs...

how much would they charge at the dealer?
[ Just wondering ]
$80-plug x 4
$125-1 hour of labor
$5-coolant (they will top it off)

+ tax so your looking $223.33 for changing spark plugs at the dealer.

pure speculation but I think I'm pretty close.


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$80-plug x 4
$125-1 hour of labor
$5-coolant (they will top it off)

+ tax so your looking $223.33 for changing spark plugs at the dealer.

pure speculation but I think I'm pretty close.
that is pricy... Thanks for reply!

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Hey there. First off, I want to thank all of you who posted and replied on this thread helping me out on changing my spark plugs on my Versa. I finally had the chance to replace the spark plugs on my Versa! With the help of my car geek brother, we knocked this out in an hour and I was able to take pictures of this cool job but i will post them very soon. Unfortunately i thought about the camera in the middle of the process.
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An hour is good. How much did you pay for the spark plugs?

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such an easy job it should take no longer than an hour

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