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The definitive Spark Plug thread
Written by pcnz2004 on 5/21/2011 at 10:37 pm

All good stuff from Phil .... I would add: Keep the spark plug tool in line with
the plug when giving the final tighten to prevent the tool leaning on the plug
insulator. They break quite easily. (I know from experience!!)

I use pencil lead as anti-seize. I have it handy and simply rub the pencil lead
onto the plug threads until a good deposit is there. You don't need to fill all
the threads all the way round, just a line down the lengh of the thread.
Graphite is the stuff to use. If the anti-seize used contains copper, it reacts
with the aluminium of the head and can do exactly the opposite to what you are
wanting it to.

Just my New Zealand 2 cents worth .... US$0.0156

Ian
Pacific Coasting on the Pacific Coast of New Zealand


--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Phil" <phillip.g.boyd@...> wrote:
>
> 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
plugs.
>
> 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.
>
> Phil
> Northern VA
> 1994 PC800 - Obsession
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "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
> >
>

Message Thread for message #103619

c172myp51
5/21/2011, 09:16 pm
The definitive Spark Plug thread
...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 hap

    pgboyd
    5/21/2011, 09:31 pm
    The definitive Spark Plug thread
    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 plugs.

      pcnz2004
      5/21/2011, 10:37 pm
      The definitive Spark Plug thread
      All good stuff from Phil .... I would add: Keep the spark plug tool in line with the plug when giving the final tighten to prevent the tool leaning on the plug insulator. They break quite easily. (I know from experience!!) I use pencil le

    goldwingman40
    5/22/2011, 01:08 am
    The definitive Spark Plug thread
    Scott, You need to put in to use only the very thin walled Honda tool so you don't crack the spark plug tube in the cover or you winn have an oil leak and a job replacing it. As Ian said be careful to be straight so you don't crack the spark

    dabarkers
    5/22/2011, 03:57 am
    The definitive Spark Plug thread
    are you talking about removing the panels --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "C172myP51" <c172myp51@...> wr

    alfr4d
    5/22/2011, 02:42 pm
    The definitive Spark Plug thread
    Hello Scott, Entering spark plugs turning the other way first won't ruin half as much engines. This is true for almost any bolt or nut. Please do show how much force must be applied. I am wondering what the real thin walled socket tool looks