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Re: Autolite 3923 washer

From: <Tpcutter@xxxxxxx>

> I follow the the Clymer manual  specification of finger tight then 1/2 
> turn
> for new plugs and 1/4 turn when  reusing a compression washer on a used
> plug - that's twice your  recommendation Tom - 100% is a big difference. 
> Am I
> overtightening and  running the risk of damaging the threads in the 
> heads?>>
> Yes, by a large margin. The anti-seize is lubricating the threads  and
> masking the fact that you are pulling the threads out of the head. I bet 
> you  can't
> thread a NEW plug all the way into the seat with your fingers anymore, can
> you?

So far I haven't had any trouble screwing new plugs in by hand until the 
washer makes contact. Your experience is much greater than mine so I'll quit 
while I'm still in front and adopt your method.


Mike Wilson

Lilydale, Tasmania

1998 R850R


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