Completed my first spark plug change this past weekend.
Followed the guidlines above and it went smoothly. Thank you for the great post guys.
I also got a chance to clean the throttle body too.
Ended up taking the valve cover off when I found a little oil in cylinder # 4. The leak was quite small and had no puddling, but I was worried and had the gasket on hand, plus I was almost all the way there anyways.
All in all I got to do something I had never done before and with possitive results.
My rig is running a whole lot smoother and is seeing a gain in milage. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.