Spark Plug Torque

Eric_R_Kissell at Eric_R_Kissell at
Mon Nov 24 07:48:00 EST 2003

I changed the spark plugs in the 1991 200q 20v yesterday.  Bentley showed a
tightening torque for spark plugs at 22 ft-lb.  This seems too high to me.

Can anyone confirm that 22 ft-lbs is correct for these spark plugs and that
it will not lead to stripping of the threads?

Eric Kissell
1991 200q 20v Avant, Koni Sports (yellow), eBay Surprise
1989 200q 10v Avant, Boge Turbogas, 1.8 Bar (qlcc) - FOR SALE
1986 5000cstq, Bilstein, 1.8 Bar (SJM)

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