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Re: RE: Re: Plugs

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:05 pm
by silverback
BkerChuck wrote:If you do use anti-seize make sure to reduce how tightly you torque them! I used anti-seize out of that same fear but haven't on any subsequent set. Just be careful and don't over-tighten them and you should be fine. My last wet were in for almost 40k and came out easily enough.
Just slather on half a bottle and put them in finger tight! No need for a wrench or anything!

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Re: Plugs

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:10 pm
by Uncle Hud
Knowing the average age of our crowd, the topic made me think this would be about hair transplants.

Re: RE: Re: Plugs

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:13 pm
by silverback
Uncle Hud wrote:Knowing the average age of our crowd, I thought this would be about hair transplants.
Touché.

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Re: Plugs

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:14 pm
by wheatonFJR
Uncle Hud wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Knowing the average age of our crowd, the topic made me think this would be about hair transplants.
It isn't???

Re: RE: Re: Plugs

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:15 pm
by Uncle Hud
silverback wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Just slather on half a bottle and put them in finger tight! No need for a wrench or anything!
I don't know. Maybe it is?

Re: Plugs

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:36 pm
by FJRoss
NGK does NOT recommend using anti-seize on sparkplugs!

Re: Plugs

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:44 pm
by jwilly
Below are the plugs that came out of my 2016 right before CFO last week. 1 year and 27,200 miles on them. With the new plugs I noticed no difference.. I still ride like shit.

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Re: Plugs

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:30 pm
by raYzerman
Do not torque spark plugs.... if you use anti-seize, just a bit on the first 2-3 threads... they need a good ground to the engine so don't "insulate" them all the way up.... but I have seen plugs in for 50k that had carbon deposits on those bottom three threads that kinda scared me when I backed them out... perhaps remove them once a year to inspect and if good put them back in.
To properly install a new plug, screw in by hand until gasket (a crush washer) contacts the head. Quarter turn more, you're done... just like NGK tells you to do.
NGK also claims the coatings on the threads prevent them seizing....

Re: RE: Re: Plugs

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:41 am
by silverback
raYzerman wrote:Do not torque spark plugs.... if you use anti-seize, just a bit on the first 2-3 threads... they need a good ground to the engine so don't "insulate" them all the way up.... but I have seen plugs in for 50k that had carbon deposits on those bottom three threads that kinda scared me when I backed them out... perhaps remove them once a year to inspect and if good put them back in.
To properly install a new plug, screw in by hand until gasket (a crush washer) contacts the head. Quarter turn more, you're done... just like NGK tells you to do.
NGK also claims the coatings on the threads prevent them seizing....
Yup.

Had more than a few cars come in the shop with random cylinder misfire after the owner put new plugs in. Pull plugs and just a grain of rice worth of anti-seize, reinstall, and fixed. Aluminum heads were worse about it.

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