Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Hampshire
Car: 2006 Outback Wagon 2.5i 5spd MT Atlantic Blue Pearl
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NGK Platinum is OEM, but I paid the extra dollar per plug for the Iridiums. I don't remember the number off the top of my head...you can find it at Napa, Pep Boys, Rock Auto, etc.
RobLog is spot on: changing the spark plugs are a pain. Took me a few hours the first time, but I could probably do it in about 45 minutes now. It's still one of those things that if you're going to do it, go all out....you're not going to want to do this very often lol. On my 06 2.5i, I found it helpful to remove the battery and the giant hose going out from the air filter housing (which I also removed). The front two plugs weren't too bad (tight, but doable), but the back ones sucked. I later figured out that I had to drop the socket down, follow it up with a wobble joint, then I could follow it up with my socket driver. If you need new wires, a new battery, or a new air filter, this is the time to do it. I was in need of new wires/air filter/battery, and I had to put them all back in anyways...figured it was best to put new ones back in.
Yvonne - 2006 Outback Wagon 2.5i 5spd MT Atlantic Blue Pearl
225/55R17 Michelin Premier A/S on stock rims
215/65R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 on 97 LGT stock rims
NGK Iridium Plugs
Everstart Maxx 35N Battery