Sounds like I should get some practice by doing a DIY colonoscopy!!!! Then a DIY Root Canal........ Then I be Ready!!!!
I just did a 1st time (36K miles) plug change. old plugs were well over .044
, but nice tan color.
Kudos to "Anal" guide to doing it. I bought the magnetic plug socket, it works quite well. already had 2 3" & a swivel connector. BOTH side plug wires came out with some difficulty, I had to twist/rotate to get them to release the hold on the plug, but got them off ok. I DID NOT TAKE OUT THE BATTERY. I thought about it, but I have small hands (size 8 glove), and I was annoyed at the thought of having to redo the electronics, figured I'd try 1st. it worked for me. feed socket w/1 extension partway down, add 2nd extension, feel for connecting of plug, add wrench, crank! slowly & carefully, it came out. battery side was tougher for me, than airbox.
airbox side, I got the rear plug wire out ok, not easy, and the plug came out ok also. front plug was a bear until I resigned myself to take the lid off the air box, didn't unplug any wires, just swiveled the lid out of the way, after loosening the clamp that holds it to the rest of the plenum.
And do it on a COLD ENGINE! I didn't even think about trying it on a hot engine.
all in all, much easier than I expected it to be. Again Kudos to adc, his layout of how to do it was very helpful.
I'm planning on doing MC brace & SS brake lines next, with a brake fluid change & at least new rear pads. I may even get brave & do upgrade of brake calipers/rotors, depending on the bucks/work involved.