[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Autolite 3923 washer

In a message dated 11/9/05 8:52:56 AM Eastern Standard Time,  r11
rider@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

I always use the washers and apply  some anti-seize to the threads.

John Van  Deren>>

DO NOT apply Anti-Seize to spark plug  threads. You will end up overtorquing 
the plug and stripping out the thread in  the head. Also, he Amnti-Seize is an 
effective insulator that changes the heat  range of the spark plug. Many 
spark plug makers specifically say not to use  Anti-Seize.

This is a subject thread that goes around all  of the BMW lists every year or 
so. If you google the thread, you will  see that all the "I think I know what 
I am doing so I am an Internet expert"  guys recommend Anti-Seize on spark 
plugs, the manufacturers and successful  tuners do NOT. Draw your own 
conclusion. It is one of those things that SEEMS  like a good idea, but it is not.

Tom Cutter
Yardley,  PA