11-05-2010, 10:30 AM
CF Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Redding, California
I have always bought Champion spark plugs for my Chevy's and they work great.
The plug number for your truck should be Champion #7018.
They last a long time, are readily available and inexpensive.
A secondary option would be AC Delco plugs, also a good option.
You have a V8 so that means 8 spark plugs that will need to be replaced.
Stand on the drivers side of the truck with the hood open.
Look on the side of the engine that you are facing and you should see 4 thick black wires equally spaced
About 6 inches apart. Just pull the plug wire off and that will reveal the spark plug.
DO NOT MIX UP THE SPARK PLUG WIRES
Whichever spark plug you took the wire off of, make sure you put the plug wire back on that same cylinder plug.
You will need a spark plug puller to get the plugs out, and you can attach a 13mm socket and wrench to
The end of the spark plug puller, make sure the spark plug puller is FIRMLY pressed in surrounding the socket.
Then just take the plug out (lefty loosey, righty tighty).
Once the plug is out, it would be a good idea to get some computer keyboard cleaner which is just compressed air,
and give a quick squirt into the plug hole to blow out any crap in there.
When screwing the new plugs in, only snug them, it only takes about 15 ft lbs of torque which is not tight at all,
just snug, then before you put the plug wire onto the new plug, blow it out to get any corroded material
Or any other crap outa there. And repeat for the other 4 spark plugs on the opposite side.
For the fuel filter, Fram will work fine (just do NOT use fram oil filters, they are nothing but cardboard).
the fuel filter is a little silver cylinder about 2/3 the size of a soda can and can be found undernieth the
Truck right by the drivers side door.
Just so you know, when you unscrew the filter gas will come out. More gas will come out of the back tube
Simply because that is where the gas tank is, so just put your finger over the tube hole.
Make sure you install the new fuel filter in the correct way and not backwards.
lots of times there is a lip on the filter, look where the lip is on the 1 you take off
Then install the new filter with the lip in the same place.
Some filters have a directional arrow showing you which way the gas should flow, but lots don't.
I screw the front hose in 1st with my right hand whilst keeping the back tube plugged with my left hand,
Then after I snug the front screw I screw on the back screw then tighten both.
And again, you don't have to be Heman to tighten a fuel filter either, just give each screw a good snug.
Last edited by Mille Racer 69; 11-05-2010 at 03:40 PM.