Broken spark plug !GOT IT!

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Re: Broken spark plug

Postby ronaconda » Fri May 08, 2015 3:04 pm

I've never used anti-seize and never had a problem. And these engines WILL blow out a spark plug - been there, done that. I also never have torqued spark plugs but have rather followed installation instructions. I believe with the tapered plug it's seat the taper plus a 1/16th of a turn.



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Re: Broken spark plug

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri May 08, 2015 3:53 pm

spec torque for a spark plug is

Initial Install - 15FT Lbs
After Initial Install 11FT Lbs.

I'm guessing that means if your re-using the plug you only go to 11... That's if I'm reading that correctly.



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Re: Broken spark plug

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Fri May 08, 2015 5:57 pm

I've used anti seize on, literally, thousands of plugs in my lifetime. Never had an issue yet.


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Re: Broken spark plug !GOT IT!

Postby pontiecast » Thu May 14, 2015 4:42 pm

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Got it out! WHEW!!! Now I'm deciding on the anti-seize. I used it on the front plugs. I'll leave it off the rear plugs and in a few years I'll pull them and see what happens.

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Re: Broken spark plug !GOT IT!

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu May 14, 2015 7:31 pm

Glad to hear that you got it out with no trouble. Still say you should use anti-seize on the rear.


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Re: Broken spark plug !GOT IT!

Postby Asylum » Thu May 14, 2015 9:04 pm

Unless you are as stupid as a stick, use the anti-seize.

Any time different metals meet USE ANTI-SEIZE!

Is that so hard to understand?

Not so much as to compromise torque specs, but you can get lipstick style sticks and apply a bit.

As you turn in the fastener it spreads out along the threads. It doesn't take very much at all!

WHY do you want to walk into this headache again?


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Re: Broken spark plug !GOT IT!

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Thu May 14, 2015 9:50 pm

Agreed. Why would you set yourself up for failure and a broken plug after you just went through this fiasco? I would think it would be painfully obvious at this point.... and you decided, of all things, that the hard to access rear plugs were the best test case idea for not using it?
I'm rather astounded....


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Re: Broken spark plug !GOT IT!

Postby pontiecast » Fri May 15, 2015 2:48 am

Sorry for the confusion, but I meant that as a joke! I used the ant seize on the rear plugs.


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Re: Broken spark plug !GOT IT!

Postby Money pit Beretta » Fri May 15, 2015 7:12 am

Oh, hard to tell by just looking at a post. Some people are crazy and you just never know what they will do.


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