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Re: Autolite 3923 washer

On 11/9/05, Tpcutter@xxxxxxx <Tpcutter@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> In a message dated 11/9/05 8:52:56 AM Eastern Standard Time,  r11
> rider@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> Mark,
> 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, I have a lot of respect for your skills and knowledge, and you
are correct about the potential for overtorquing, but... if one uses
anti-seize *sparingly* and tightens only until the crush washer is
crushed, there is no problem.

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