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Old 04-03-2016, 05:20 PM   #1
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So with the valve cover bolted down, I decided to stick the toyota cops down the plug holes, just to see how it looks. The circular base of the cops hits the inside of the valve cover, and I don't feel them snapping down on the tops of the spark plugs. Is this a common problem? Don't worry about it? Trim the base of the cop so it can go down another 1/4 inch?
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There is no definitive snap like there is with the wires.
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What spark plugs?
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Can't remember but I think bKR7e

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The guy I saw running those cut two small flats on opposite sides for the cam lobes.
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This look fine.
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I use this. Nice solution.

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I like that hornetball, already made ready to go. I spent about an hour making my own bracket, after which I figured I made it too wide. I'm sure I can cut it down for it to fit, but this is a much cleaner solution.

My issue is I don't think the spring on the inside is contacting the spark plug. It does not feel like it's snapping down like the stock wires do. I think removing the rubber spacer and cutting flats, like deezums said, will help. I just wasn't sure if I was doing something wrong.
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Mine don't snap down. No issues.
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Yeah, the Toyota COPS don't "snap." That's why they have the bolt hole -- they're meant to be fastened down.

Look at it this way, the TSE bracket is half the cost of the new HG you didn't need.
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