Spark Plugs


Asked by SimonBird98 Oct 18, 2017 at 04:39 PM about the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just got this vehicle from my dad. it has been sitting in the garage for the
past 6 years and has bad spark plugs for sure, possibly more...
do i need to add some oil or spray before i install the new spark plugs
because it seems completely dried out. also need to drain the fuel.

thanks for the help in advance!!!

5 Answers


I recommend putting some oil down in the cylinders before you fire it up and underneath the valve cover on the rocker arms and turn the engine over by hand a couple times to insure a good rotation and allow the oil to move in the cylinders

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Awesome guys thanks so much for all the feedback. The beauty was towed to my house yesterday and after getting home from work I was able to do a quick inspection... The project is going to be a lot bigger then I thought... Radiator had a leak and leaked onto the battery tray and also on the right frame rail... I will try to sandblast it off but I am a little intimidated because I have ZERO experience with firebirds... I attached a few photos... Does it look hopeless to you guys? Thanks again

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Radiator leak

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I now have replaced the battery, battery cables, radiator, upper & lower radiator hose & clamps, air cleaner assy incl filter, drained fuel & refilled fuel... the spark plugs look impossible to do myself... tried firing it up but she just wont start... :( any suggestions or tips for the spark plugs?

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