Bit the Bullet or Changed my Spark Plugs
I was a bit nervous about it, but I bit the bullet and changed my spark plugs today. I had only changed plugs on a lawnmower and a 4 cylinder before this, or are those the same things? Anyway, I had been getting a P0301 code, cylinder 1 misfire. This was the simplest fix in my opinion and the shop wanted to charge $180 plus parts to do it. Went to Autozone and bought Champion Copper Plus and got a 10% military discount. It was alot easier than I thought it would be, took me a little over an hour mostly due to the back plugs and me maneuvering around cables wires etc. The culprit was plug number one. Attached pic. The rest looked normal to me, but I changed all of them. Put a little antiseize in the recommended spots and put it all back together. A VERY noticeable difference in power on my test drive. No more sputtering or hesitation and no more check engine light.