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RE: Autolite 3923 washer

Thanks Tom but one follow on Q -- 

If say one were to have listened to an internet expert / internet 'mech
bible' should one be in a rush to remove said anti-seize from their spark
plugs? Tightening would have been done with a torque wrench and so the core
issue per your below comments would be the temp range change.

Not that I know anyone would did do this :)

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From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Tpcutter@xxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 6:05 AM
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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
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
so. If you google the thread, you will  see that all the "I think I know
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