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The definitive Spark Plug thread
Written by pgboyd on 5/21/2011 at 09:31 pm

My major contribution: put a little anti-seize compound on the threads of the
new plugs, hand tighten then just about another 1/8 turn with the spark plug
tool on the socket wrench. You don't want to overdo it when tightening the

Check the gap, but you almost never need to adjust the plugs anymore - they tend
to come pre-gapped just about right.

The front right plug is the bitch to get in and out because of the angle - make
sure the engine is cool enough so that you don't have to worry about burning
yourself on the exhaust.

Double-check the wires when you put them back on the plugs - you need to push
pretty hard to get them seated well.

Northern VA
1994 PC800 - Obsession

--- In, "C172myP51" <c172myp51@...> wrote:
> ...which brings me to my real reason for posting today. I've been searching
for info on changing out the spark plugs. It doesn't seem like there's a really
good thread describing the process, so if anyone could contribute I'd be more
than happy to video tape the change for the group.
> -Scott
> hershey, PA

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