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The definitive Spark Plug thread
Written by alfr4d on 5/22/2011 at 02:42 pm

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 like but have some idea, they used to be made from iron. I ask you to show
how to check the caps. I read that the caps are vulnerable parts that need
changing a lot also. How do you see this is a problem and how can you say they
are to loose. Another problem is that the cables can be bad and this happens
from time to time also. There is a resistance test for minimum and maximum
resistance readings and inconsistent ones. It would be a bad idea not to check
the cables and caps in the process. This was on my wanting list. Sorry I am only
having one and a half advice. Thanks in advance. Alfred

--- 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 #103633

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