Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: SouthEastern PA
Good call, Thomas on the fuel filter. Very easy job to do.
Laminarflow, I live nowhere near New York, but I would like to encourage you by saying that changing plugs really isn't too hard on our 3.8s. As for the tools, you should need only: 1 deep spark plug socket, a ratchet, and an extension. I think you will need either A. a wobble-bar extension or B. a flex-head ratchet and a regular straight extension. Oh, and some silicone di-electric grease and anti-seize compound. (They come together in a 2-pack called a "tune-up kit" at Advance.)
So, I don't know if you can borrow those tools, but if you can, it should take less than an hour. Things can always go wrong, but it's unlikely here.
Owner, 1990 Thunderbird SC, white w/ gray cloth