[s-cars] Spark Plugs - loose
quattro20v at telus.net
Mon Apr 28 08:08:30 EDT 2003
I'm going to be changing my spark plugs soon. Is it a good idea to put
anti-seize compound on the threads or is this a no-no?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Mische" <pmische at comcast.net>
To: "Bob Frizzell" <bobfrizzell at shaw.ca>; <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Spark Plugs - loose
> Recent history with my 95.5 S6 spark plugs:
> 22 f-lbf. They were loose the next day.
> 25 f-lbf. They were loose the next week
> 1 April 2003: 30 f-lbf. They didn't get mushy on torquing, and the plugs
> were still tight last week.
> I don't like the idea of going so far over a spec like that, but I really
> hate the idea of spark plugs blowing free.
> My .02
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Frizzell" <bobfrizzell at shaw.ca>
> To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 5:32 PM
> Subject: [s-cars] Spark Plugs - loose
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> > S-men:
> > I can't believe how quickly the spark plugs get loose. I hadn't checked
> mine for 8000 km (5000 miles) and they were all loose, two very much so.
> couple of questions:
> > 1. The factory torque recommendation is 22 ft. lb. I torqued mine to
> 25 this time. Do any of you go higher?
> > 2. I had a fair amount of oil blow by in a couple of the spark plug
> holes. I can understand a bit but should I be concerned? How much should
> expect? I will do a compression check next.
> > Take care of yourselves, your families, and your cars,
> > Bob
> > 93 Canuck S4
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