spark plug thread lube


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tunaboy
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spark plug thread lube

Post by tunaboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:05 am



[*]I read that many owners have problems with spark plug threads seizing. Should I put an anti seize lube on the threads of the plugs before installation?



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Re: spark plug thread lube

Post by doctorpaul » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:08 am

Yes, always. A copper-based paste works very well.
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Re: spark plug thread lube

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:51 am

Absolutely. The spark plug is steel, and the engine block it's screwed into is aluminum. The dissimilar metals expand and contract at different rates, so without anti-seize, it can easily become wedged in there so tight that you will break the plug when attempting to remove it.

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