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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:22 am 
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My Spark Plugs are due to be changed. I have the plugs, I know where they are and how to get to them. However its been suggested to me that being as they stay there for 100k+ that some sort of 'grease' should be put on the threads.
Does anyone know what sort is recommended? never-seez maybe?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:31 am 
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My Spark Plugs are due to be changed. I have the plugs, I know where they are and how to get to them. However its been suggested to me that being as they stay there for 100k+ that some sort of 'grease' should be put on the threads.
Does anyone know what sort is recommended? never-seez maybe?


hey mate.. i had mine done 2 weeks ago.. all we did was soaked the plugs in crc or wd40 something liek that for half hour or so.. seemed to do the trick. came out easy without cracking the head. but when you 1st start the car.. there a fair bit of smoke comes out the a** cause of the crc or wd40 its burning.. pretty much makes it look like you doing a burnout when your just driving down the street.,. haha
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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:42 am 
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I haven't tried removing them yet so I don't know if they are stuck.
I referring to greasing up the threads on the new ones to prevent them from being stuck in 100k's time.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:09 am 
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a few drops of engine oil will do the trick.. thats all ive ever done

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:30 am 
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a few drops of engine oil will do the trick.. thats all ive ever done


That's all I've done in the past, but for 100,000 I didn't think it would last.

 

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just get some anti seize graphite paste,works a treat.

 

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I just used the tiniest amount of anti seize grease on mine. It was pretty easy to get the old ones out, Some were a bit tighter than id do them up but they wernt seized in there or anything. They had done 102,000kms...
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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:55 pm 
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Thanks guys, I ended getting some "Copper-eze" its made by Penrite. Picked it up at Bursons for about $7.

I must say that #6 plug is a b**ch to get to, but not as bad as the rearmost bolt on the spark plug cover!

 

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the grease they say to use is a dielectric grease. It helps to make a better contact between the coil and the plug.

With number 6 you want a swivel bit to connect to the extension, makes the job easy

 

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MaTTeB wrote:
the grease they say to use is a dielectric grease. It helps to make a better contact between the coil and the plug.

With number 6 you want a swivel bit to connect to the extension, makes the job easy


Dielectric grease would be for the top of the plug right , this stuff is for the threads to stop them seizing after being in so long. and being copper based it should also promote a good electrical contact.

I used two flexible couplings and a 50mm extension. that worked ok it was the rearmost cover bolt that was the real pig.

 

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Hey mate, I understand that you were referring to anti seize type compound, and it is in many was a good idea, but like headbolts oil would suffice, anti seize would be better.. but not essential.

The dielectric grease does go on the top of the plug and makes a better connectioin to the coil, in turn helps to prevent missing, and arcing..

I only used one of the swivel bits and found it pretty easy, but it may well have been slightly different in construction..


Go with the anti seize, as it can't do any harm.. but get some dielectric grease.. it's not expensive..


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