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Old 09-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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so heres the deal

took my cop off and pulled the boot off, replaced the spring and boot... took the spark plug out and the damn rubber piece from the spark plug socket stayed attached to the socket. so now when I put thespark plug back in the rubber just wants to stay on... anyways got that plug back in and went to use the torque wrench, set it to 12 and seemed like it was getting pretty tight so I was scared it would snap. took the socket off and put it on a normal driver and seemed like the plug is pretty tight... uggh now im not sure if the plug is tight enough or if its to tight
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took my cop off and pulled the boot off, replaced the spring and boot... took the spark plug out and the damn rubber piece from the spark plug socket stayed attached to the socket. so now when I put thespark plug back in the rubber just wants to stay on... anyways got that plug back in and went to use the torque wrench, set it to 12 and seemed like it was getting pretty tight so I was scared it would snap. took the socket off and put it on a normal driver and seemed like the plug is pretty tight... uggh now im not sure if the plug is tight enough or if its to tight
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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lol am I just being paranoid
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lol am I just being paranoid
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well I would like to get it rite tho... should I loosen the plug again twist it by hand till hand tight then use the socket wrench and do another half turn.. what do you think... will have to wait till tmrw or the enxt day to do the rest ahah realised my extension is two short could only get to the first one haha
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Get yourself one of these (from Bass Pro, Gander, Cabelas or a local fishing shop) and get the rubber insert off the plug. Then torque it properly using a 3/8" or preferably 1/4" drive torque wrench. Do NOT use a 1/2" drive wrench as they are not accurate at such low settings.

This is very important as improperly torqued plugs will spit out and probably take the threads in the head with them; fixing the problem at that point is both expensive and a colossal PITA...

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well i took it back out then re tightened it finger tight then between an 8th and half turn as the box recommends hah says between 7-14lb ft or 1 8th turn so figure that's a decent amount of difference so im sure it should fall between there somewhere. i hope
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I have a 3/8 torque wrench and I am pretty sure I set it properly at 12 but it def seemed like it was just getting tighter and not clicking or anything
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1/8th to 1/2 is far too much. For taper seat plugs 1/16th turn is proper.

Many 3/8" and 1/4" click type torque wrenches have a very subtle "click". Clamp a 7/16" bolt (5/8" head) in a bench vise and get a feel for when the wrench clicks. Or better yet get one of these and check it out for sure.

Or one of these and just torque 'em up...
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I think I may not have noticed due to it being so tight for the torque wrench in the space, I think ill get an extension and try again... I need to drive the car to work in the morning so cant really fool around and reading up on these engines has me worried for a blown out or stripped plug, seems like a lot of people have no issues with just tightening them down and calling it a day but I don't want to be the unlucky one
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Glue the rubber insert back into the socket with a little "Super glue".

I hate it when that happens...
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I did these to both my heads : p
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:06 AM   #13
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Fancy little 1000$ dollar kit
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Fancy little 1000$ dollar kit
So you just went ahead and did all of them?
Ok. You've given us the teaser...

Details Please!
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I found that one of my tool kits has another spark plug socket.. I grabbed an extension put the two together.. once my engine is a bit cooler ( I went for a drive) I am going to loosen the plug again, finger tighten it then use the torque wrench and set it to 12 ... any idea how much of a turn 12 will be so I know if its going to far or not. I assume no more then 1 8th
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No. I was a Rebel!
Did mine with a wrist and a prayer...
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Yeah I did all eight my final des cushion to do it was after blowing out two plugs on two deprecate occasions. The kit was expensive and I had to buy a boroscope 1800$ to look in the cylinder to see if I got all the **** and metal bits out .
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Yeah I did all eight my final des cushion to do it was after blowing out two plugs on two deprecate occasions. The kit was expensive and I had to buy a boroscope 1800$ to look in the cylinder to see if I got all the **** and metal bits out .
Holy crap...

I'd buy new heads...
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The only problem is new heads have the same problem. I just wanted the peace of mind
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well im trying to tune my car up cus I have a 4000 km drive ahead of me next month haha would be terrible for a plug to blow out half way there
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The only problem is new heads have the same problem. I just wanted the peace of mind
No. They updated from 3 to 5 threads I believe.
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well im trying to tune my car up cus I have a 4000 km drive ahead of me next month haha would be terrible for a plug to blow out half way there
Definitely don't use my method for changing plugs...

Yep, do it right and hope for the best.

It's funny, I've changed, literally, well over a thousand spark plugs in my life... l was NEVER nervous about changing plugs until I owned this Mustang...WTF?!!??!!!!???
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so I torqued it down to 12.5 and did a second one and the second plug had oil on it uggh nice cleaaan oil . that cant be good
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and I just read the paper that came with my torque wrench lol says don't keep going after it clicks, pretty sure I did ugggh so now I bet there over tightened . should I just leave them alone or loosen them and re torque them. if I leave them and there to tight will it **** **** up
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and I just read the paper that came with my torque wrench lol says don't keep going after it clicks, pretty sure I did ugggh so now I bet there over tightened . should I just leave them alone or loosen them and re torque them. if I leave them and there to tight will it **** **** up
Loosen and re torque.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:07 AM   #26
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ok so I woke up early, went outside and loosened both those plugs and re finger tightened them then properly torqued them to 12 ...I know its supposed to be 12 but doesn't seem much tighter then finger tighten, you would think ud want them nice and snug to prevent blow out but ima hope this works.. took the neg battery cable, cops and loosened and torqued the plugs in about 10 mins haha getting used to it, the other 6 should be a breeze today after work
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