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Old 07-05-2017, 09:20 AM
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Spark Plug Replacement?

We have almost 60,000 miles on one Fit, and it hasn't asked for new spark plugs yet. Have any of you been told by the car to replace the plugs? Anything unusual about replacing them?
 
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I don't know about the current models on the road but I was reading the specs on the upcoming 2018 model and they state: "No scheduled tune-ups required for 100,000 +/- miles". That would mean no spark plug changes for 100K miles.
 
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by woof View Post
I don't know about the current models on the road but I was reading the specs on the upcoming 2018 model and they state: "No scheduled tune-ups required for 100,000 +/- miles". That would mean no spark plug changes for 100K miles.
100,000 miles seems to be "the norm" with modern quality plugs these days.....although certainly no harm in replacing them sooner. I'm about halfway there.....have read that you have to remove the windshield wiper cowling to access the plugs - haven't really thought enough about it to check, but, sounds like a PITA for what used to be a simple procedure....
 
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by woof View Post
I don't know about the current models on the road but I was reading the specs on the upcoming 2018 model and they state: "No scheduled tune-ups required for 100,000 +/- miles". That would mean no spark plug changes for 100K miles.
With the car deciding when maintenance is required, maybe that's how they get away with saying there's nothing "scheduled."
 
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverEX15 View Post
We have almost 60,000 miles on one Fit, and it hasn't asked for new spark plugs yet. Have any of you been told by the car to replace the plugs? Anything unusual about replacing them?
These plugs are the laser iridium stuff from NGK also known as 100k miles plugs. I am at 60k miles now; everything runs smoothly.
 
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:39 AM
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With the car deciding when maintenance is required, maybe that's how they get away with saying there's nothing "scheduled."
The cynicism is strong in this post.
 
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CommanderSlug View Post
These plugs are the laser iridium stuff from NGK also known as 100k miles plugs. I am at 60k miles now; everything runs smoothly.
Yes, and those are the replacements I bought. My son will need them in about eighteen months. Me? Maybe never. : )
 
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:39 PM
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Seeing as how it's been a little over a year: Have you replaced the spark plugs yet? Or anyone reading this that has performed the procedure on a GK willing to share the experience?

My biggest, be it unwarrented, fear is the spark plug seizing to the head.
 
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by knope View Post
Seeing as how it's been a little over a year: Have you replaced the spark plugs yet? Or anyone reading this that has performed the procedure on a GK willing to share the experience?

My biggest, be it unwarrented, fear is the spark plug seizing to the head.
Seizing would be a new problem for Fit's! GD and GE's have the opposite problem.

I do agree in general with any car though. The more time and miles that a plug has, the more likely it will be a problem to remove. 60k miles is my go to number, but everyone has their own thing.

 
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by GAFIT View Post
Seizing would be a new problem for Fit's! GD and GE's have the opposite problem.

I do agree in general with any car though. The more time and miles that a plug has, the more likely it will be a problem to remove. 60k miles is my go to number, but everyone has their own thing.
You might remember when plugs had to be cleaned and gapped every few thousand miles and replaced at 10,000. Of course changing the points was another fun job. My son's Fit (85K) hasn't said it wants new plugs yet, but I'm going to put them in anyway.

I know the MAF sensor isn't going to cure the Check Engine light, so I'll put in the new plugs, too. The next step will be the coils - easy to replace, but costly to buy. I'm not going to take a chance on non-Honda coils.
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:24 PM
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Got my IK22 plugs ready to swap in. They are just like all small plugs, with hte 5/8" hex pattern. Only problem? I have four 5/8" spark plug sockets, none of them will fit in the hole. I pulled the first coil, and you have to use a u-joint and a shorty extension on the 3/8" ratchet, but the socket will not go down in there. Maybe there is a thin wall socket? Otherwise it looks like I will have to remove the valve cover, which means I will have to remove the intake manifold. FML...
 
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I'm not sure the IK22's are compatible with the GK. The GK uses a different size socket and the plugs are different than in the GD and GE's.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...iglink21001-20
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Z062FIT View Post
Got my IK22 plugs ready to swap in. They are just like all small plugs, with hte 5/8" hex pattern. Only problem? I have four 5/8" spark plug sockets, none of them will fit in the hole. I pulled the first coil, and you have to use a u-joint and a shorty extension on the 3/8" ratchet, but the socket will not go down in there. Maybe there is a thin wall socket? Otherwise it looks like I will have to remove the valve cover, which means I will have to remove the intake manifold. FML...
I got two thinwall sockets from Amazon, one magnetic and one with the rubber inside.
 
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