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Re: Autolite 3923 washer

In a message dated 11/9/05 12:04:42 PM Eastern  Standard Time, 
DanWeb@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
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 :)  >>

Of course it was your friend Ernie.

I would clean off  whatever Anti-Seize that I could easily wipe off, and 
reduce the torque setting  on the NEW replacement plugs by 30%. The old plugs have 
now been overtorqued*,  so the seal between ceramic core and steel shell is  

*When you lubricate a thread, the actual  thread clamping force will increase 
at the same torque wrench setting, so you  must compensate for the lubed 
thread by redcing the torque  setting.

Tom Cutter
Yardley,  PA