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Changing sparkplugs 1980 turbo 3.3L

The car is not catching on right and has increasingly become worse. Now it will not start at all. I am suspecting I need new spark plugs as the fuel we use in Europe is higher octane and mixed with bioethanol (5%), The car ran perfect on the fuel it had in the tank when it came from the USA.

Is this the cause? Or am I overlooking something?

How do I go about changing the plugs? I am a newbee and I donīt have the special tools if I need them?
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sva,

There should be a plug removal socket in the cars tool pouch in the front trunk. Pull out No.1 plug and take a look at what it looks like and report back.

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Hey guys, I think is easier to get spark plug No.4 to check it.
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Thanks guys but the tool pouch is missing!!

Do I need the special tools or can I buy some generic tool to get it loose?
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...standard tools for spark remove work fine.
as we say in germany "Ratschekasten"

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Hi
I would buy a magnetic spark plug socket and a swivel extension. That's is what folds here recommended for me. It works fine.
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The factory spark plug tool makes it so easy.When I first got my 930 I struggled with several regular spark plug wrenches, before I realized what was in the tool kit.
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