[s-cars] Replacing Spark Plugs after Compression Test
kirby.a.smith at verizon.net
Thu Feb 5 13:03:25 EST 2004
22 lb-ft is determined by the characteristics of aluminum. My Corvair
is spec'd for 20 lb-ft. I never had a Corvair plug loosen, and the
heads are air cooled and run upwards of 600F. I have had my S6 plugs
loosen, but none fortunately went flying.
Vincent Frégeac wrote:
> My plugs have been in and out many times. No loose plugs. I've never
> used my torque-wrench either. I just torque them by feeling, as I've
> done on all previous cars. So, I'm wondering: If people who use the
> 22lb.ft spec have loose plugs issues, could it means 22 lb.ft is a bit
> low. I think this weekend I will check what my feeling reads on my
> torque wrench to see how it compares to the 22lb.ft spec.
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