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Re: Seizures

In a message dated 96-09-27 20:47:58 EDT, you write:

<< trunk. It is good that I have this strange practice, because after I'd
 "never-seized" and finger tighten all the plugs, then carefully torqued them
 into place I found that my stock Audi plug wires wouldn't fit over them. No,
 I'd reme >>
I hope that your reference to "never seize"  is not anti seize compound....
 Don't use it, it is not necessary....  A good thread cleaning is better, run
a chaser thru it if you have concerns...  Otherwise you run the risk of plugs
backing out over time, since you are threading steel into aluminum, and they
have different heat expansion rates, the only thing that "keeps" them torqued
over time is the crud that forms on the threads.....  A good periodic
practice of pulling plugs once or twice a year to ck the gap is plenty to
keep the seizing gods at bay, run the chaser if you really want to be type
A....  You don't need it there, and from a lucky (and forewarned by yours
truly) Waterford participant, don't put it on the wheel lugs either.....