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I just changed the spark plugs on my mothers 05 Xterra it has 103,xxx mile and the plug were pretty wore out but not terrible. The factory laser platinum plugs last that's why there $10 each. Also did the tune up with the a "warm" engine I let it sit for about 45 min. after driving. The Alum heads expands faster than the steel spark plug help make them a little looser. I would not do it on a hot engine or you might just bring the threads out with the spark plug. Also defiantly use anti-seize on the new plugs
Also change the plugs with out removing the intake it is very very tight. If you have fat or large hands there is no way you could change the plugs without removal of the intake manifold. You will need 2 or 3 swivels and a 10mm gear-wrench if you do the plug change without removing the manifold.
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