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Old 11-27-2001, 06:35 PM
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Anit-seize on spark plugs?

Well as some of you may know, I'm a MZB newbie. I want to change the plugs, but dose MZB recommend not using anti-seize on the plugs? Are there any other tricks I should look for when changing the plugs? Also I'm looking to change the air filter, my previous car (BMW) had a K&N, and so does my wife's LRover. I like them ok, but I'm not sold on them. Any feedback appreciated.

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Old 11-27-2001, 09:34 PM
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I have been using a very small amount of antiseize on plugs for years with no apparent problems. Make sure you use a torque wrench when tightening them down. We are running a K&N on the Honda CRV and I have not been able to tell any difference in performance.
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Old 11-28-2001, 04:42 AM
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Jim is right. you should us anti seize because your head is aluminum and the plugs are steel.

Dissimilar metals create a reaction that will almost weld the two together.

And use a torque wrench so you don`t strip the head.


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Old 11-28-2001, 07:53 AM
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I always use copper grease. Is that what you call anti seize?
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Old 11-28-2001, 08:01 AM
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Neil - yep
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Old 11-28-2001, 12:36 PM
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thanks for the advice...

I did use the anti seize and a tourq wrench, both worked well. Giving Helga the tune up was a blast. However, I'm not sold on those spark plug wires with the metal connectors. I had problems with my last plug closest to the fire wall, I couldn't get the wire to snap onto the plug like the others did. Oh well, I got it on as tight as I could get it, and the car now runs 100% better considering the previous owner hadn't had the spark plugs changed in about 6 years!

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