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Our '07 just hit 60k. Dealer wants $415 to change the spark plugs, pretty sure I can buy the parts for under $75. Any good tutorials floating around out there? This is the newer V8. I think it's an '07.5 because it took the T2 style PCV.

I have searched, but the posts all seem 3-4 years old. What NGKs do I need to buy for this? I have to order whatever cause no one around here carries them.
 

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New plugs at 60k miles?

Is it part of the 60k service?
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Hi, changing plugs is a very easy job especially on FSI V8, only thing you need is a torque wrench from 5-50nm is ideal, And just common sense. :) kind regards, Nikoloz
 

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I just tossed in a set of NGK plugs @ 85k miles. The original VW NGKs were still in there. It's a pretty simple process. But I must admit... I'm never good at releasing those damn tabs on the coil packs. It never fails that I mangle at least one of those damn things!

I also tossed in a can of BG 44k fuel system cleaner. I'm getting ready to take another peak at my intake valves, and see what they look like. I did a "quick" cleaning last year. So I'm curious how they look now...?
 

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Newbie DIY guy here thinking about replacing my own spark plugs and coils, which I have never done on this car (I've replaced the coils in my A4 before but that seemed a lot easier; the V8 kinda scares me)



My local shop said it would cost me around $500 just for the plugs and I'm getting misfire codes on cylinders 4 and 5. I'm also seeing error codes 17887, 17819 and 17831 - all related to the secondary air injection problems but that's an issue for another day. I think I'm just going to replace the coils and plugs all at once, seems logical.



So for the rook DIY'er, I had a few questions:


1. Would you guys recommend trying to replace plugs and coils yourself or is it a huge project left for professionals? (I'm pretty handy and would love some thoughts before I get started. I've read it's super easy but that's all relative)
2. Are these the tools/equipment I would need?


- torque wrench: https://www.amazon.com/EPAuto-2-inch-Torque-Wrench-10-150/dp/B01M1D17AW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1530038691&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=spark+plug+torque+wrench&psc=1


- spark plugs: https://www.amazon.com/NGK-6418-BKR6EIX-Iridium-Spark/dp/B003BUCXI8/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1530039049&vehicle=2004-74-2443-855--9-6-6-7795-255--1-2667-9-2-0&sr=1-3&ymm=2004:volkswagen:touareg#customerReviews


- coils: https://www.amazon.com/Ignition-Volkswagen-Touareg-Quattro-Compatible/dp/B01LWPFAIR/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1530038026&vehicle=2004-74-2443-855--9-6-6-7795-255--1-2667-9-2-0&sr=1-3&ymm=2004:volkswagen:touareg&keywords=coils


3. Am I missing anything else? How long should this take?


Thanks a lot!
 

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Two tools from ecstuning:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-parts/ignition-coil-pack-puller-for-push-down-type/ic-03/

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben-parts/vag-connector-removal-tool/002916sch01a/

These will help with the wire plug, clip and removing the coil pack.



Newbie DIY guy here thinking about replacing my own spark plugs and coils, which I have never done on this car (I've replaced the coils in my A4 before but that seemed a lot easier; the V8 kinda scares me)



My local shop said it would cost me around $500 just for the plugs and I'm getting misfire codes on cylinders 4 and 5. I'm also seeing error codes 17887, 17819 and 17831 - all related to the secondary air injection problems but that's an issue for another day. I think I'm just going to replace the coils and plugs all at once, seems logical.



So for the rook DIY'er, I had a few questions:


1. Would you guys recommend trying to replace plugs and coils yourself or is it a huge project left for professionals? (I'm pretty handy and would love some thoughts before I get started. I've read it's super easy but that's all relative)
2. Are these the tools/equipment I would need?


- torque wrench: https://www.amazon.com/EPAuto-2-inch-Torque-Wrench-10-150/dp/B01M1D17AW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1530038691&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=spark+plug+torque+wrench&psc=1


- spark plugs: https://www.amazon.com/NGK-6418-BKR6EIX-Iridium-Spark/dp/B003BUCXI8/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1530039049&vehicle=2004-74-2443-855--9-6-6-7795-255--1-2667-9-2-0&sr=1-3&ymm=2004:volkswagen:touareg#customerReviews


- coils: https://www.amazon.com/Ignition-Volkswagen-Touareg-Quattro-Compatible/dp/B01LWPFAIR/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1530038026&vehicle=2004-74-2443-855--9-6-6-7795-255--1-2667-9-2-0&sr=1-3&ymm=2004:volkswagen:touareg&keywords=coils


3. Am I missing anything else? How long should this take?


Thanks a lot!
 

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$50 for two tools that I might use 3 or 4 times? Unless they're harder to pull than my Audi, they seem kinda superfluous.
 
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