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Old 03-01-2014, 04:57 PM
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OK, serious question: what is this white stuff on my spark plugs?

I found this when I went to do the plugs in the Buick. Any ideas what it is? It seems ever-so-slightly moist and flaky.




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Old 03-01-2014, 04:59 PM
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Electrical paste?
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:07 PM
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What is a 'spark plug'...??

looks like dried out dielectric grease..
what does it taste like?
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:36 PM
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Thanks, dielectric grease makes sense. It's actually quite tasty. I've been sucking on the old plugs.

Spark plugs... if you don't know what they are, James probably needs some .
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:39 PM
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Dielectric grease. Sometimes labeled as "tune up grease."
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:18 PM
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Would it be worth it to put some more in there?
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:29 PM
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Would it be worth it to put some more in there?
Keeps them from sticking and tearing apart the spk plug wire when you need to remove a plug plus keeps moisture in check.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:40 PM
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Are you wearing gloves?!?
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:46 PM
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No, I have a skin condition.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:00 PM
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It really looks like you are wearing gloves.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:18 PM
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No, I have a skin condition. It's what happens when you don't wear gloves.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:45 PM
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You should wear gloves.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:02 PM
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It would keep the skin condition from developing.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:18 PM
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Nono, you guys don't understand. My skin is like that because it got so used to petroleum products; now that it doesn't have contact with them, it goes nasty. Sometimes I'll soak them in some gas for a few hours to liven them up, but I pretty much have to wait 'till it's warmer outside and I can spend more time with the car before my hands will look normal again.

So wearing gloves would obviously be idiotic. Next thing I know, you guys will tell me to stop chain smoking, too, even though I just turned 18 and can finally do it legally.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:24 PM
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Nono, you guys don't understand. My skin is like that because it got so used to petroleum products; now that is doesn't have contact with them, it goes nasty. Sometimes I'll soak them in some gas for a few hours to liven them up, but I pretty much have to wait 'till it's warmer outside and I can spend more time with the car before my hands will look normal again.

So wearing gloves would obviously be idiotic. Next thing I know, you guys will tell me to stop chain smoking, too, even though I just turned 18 and can finally do it legally.

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