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Old 10-26-2007
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one head and its cast iron.
i have seen tech's use it on plugs, needless to say, come-backs are not fun to clean up after said tech's are long gone.

i have never used it on plugs, the OEM's do not use it and do not recomemd or call for it when replacing plugs. i have never had any problems.

then again my spark plug socket costs 55 bucks so yeah.
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I stripped the hole once. It wasn;t fun at all. Ever since then I use it. I also change them every 70K. no sooner. why chance it.

I'll keep it in mind though. Thanks.
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i feal you pain.

i havent done that in over 15 years. like i said, just one of my plug sockets costs 55 bucks. starts them perfict everytime
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So you're not supposed to put anti seize on the spark plugs? I put it just around the threads. No where near the gap or anything. So far no problems. *crosses fingers* Should I be concerned?

Thanks again for your help guys. We changed em last night. The right bank was a *****. and it turned out I had Bosch platinum plugs that where in there but they weren't that bad. A little build up but they where okay. I replaced them anyway, along with the wires.

Only problems where the right bank, those stupid plastic clips that clamp the wires together, and one boot that was so stubborn the inside metal housing rip out when we pulled it off the plug.

From what ive noticed and felt, its running and tad bit stronger now. Starts up quicker, idles a tad bit better, overall acceleration is better especially in 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
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Originally Posted by kyledm18
my 98 has 113k and still the same plugs from factory

YUP, you are due for plugs, and a timing belt if it is a 4 cylinder, and never been changed.
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Sparkplugs

There are products that provide the antisieze property that are conductive. The one I used on my BMW was a coppery material. Got it at Autozone.
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sorry i dont want to start an arguement wayne but you should NEVER put anti-sieze on spark plugs. remember the plug uses the threads as a ground. anti-sieze is not a good conductor of electricty.

think about it
All of the anti-seize compounds I have seen are conductive. Matter of fact, what normally happens is too much is used, and if it gets on the electrodes, or insulator, it will short the plug out. So, use anti-seize on the plug threads sparingly, and don't forget to use dielectric grease generously in the boots on both ends of the plug wires, which should be replaced when the plugs are.
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My two cents.
Anti-sieze on Spark Plugs ?
Any type of lubricant is a
torque amplifier.....
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