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Old 17 Jan 2005, 06:03 am
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Just changed the plugs the other day, they werent that hard. They had a little wear and tare for 35.000 miles. I put some oil around the new threads, and then torqued them down to 13 ft. lbs.

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OIL ??? I hope it was anti-seize oil. [:0] There's special grease that's made to cover the threads of the plugs in an aluminum head engine..I don't think "oil" will work properly.
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Thanks, but I already did it the other day................
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I suggest you pull them back out and clean the plugs as well as try to clean the thread in the cylinder head. Oil should never go on a plug (can foul the plug) or in the gas chamber. Besides you went 5,000 miles over on the plugs. Owner's manual states plugs should be changed every 30,000 miles, but I'm not gonna wait that long for mine!
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Kennybopaloo,
You're going to want to take the time NOW, and remove the plugs and clean the oil from the threads as best you can, including the threads in the head! The oil will "cook" or coke from the heat and cause trouble later when it's time to change the plugs again. The anti-seize compound comes in a tube usually, and is like a silver paste, apply a small amount to the plug threads making sure you don't get any on the tip of the plugs. Gap the plugs to .040-.045" per the latest TSB and reinstall and torque as before. ALSO, be sure to apply a small amount of Silicone di-electric grease (not anti-seize compound) inside the spark plug cable boot. This prevents the boot from sticking to the porcelain.
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 09:59 am
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Thank you guys on the info about the plugs. Under the hood they say to gap them at .050. When I checked the old plugs, they had .055. One of you guys said to gap them at .040.--.045. Whats up with that ???


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Old 23 Jan 2005, 10:57 am
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There is a TSB on the plugs. superecedes all 2.4 NA and Turbo
to a different Champion Plug gapped at .040" I dont have it in
front of me do a search.

I would recommend anyone to change plugs to the new ones andchange wires. 15 min job on a PT Turbo.

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Takes a little longer on a NA. If you feel a need to change either one, do not hesitate, change both plugs & wires.
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Are you sure of the TSB. I think that it was just for the NA and not the TURBO....
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little loner on a GT than 15mins right? since we have to remove the manifold?
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