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Old 03-11-2006, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Spark Plug Change--Washer or No Washer?

I just bought some Autolite Copper Core spark plugs (Part Number: 3926) for my '01 SL1 1.9L SOHC 4. The plugs came with washers, and I was wondering if I need to use them? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 03-11-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Spark Plug Change--Washer or No Washer?

Use em. They're crush washers, i believe they are there to make sure the spark plug seats properly

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Old 03-11-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: Spark Plug Change--Washer or No Washer?

I always install the washers and coat spark plug threads with anti-seize.
Install your plugs when engine is cold. I took an old spark plug boot from an old set of wires-I use that to hand tighten or screw the splark plugs in. Great for removing old plugs after you first loosen with ratchet.
The washers are there to ensure you don't over tighten and strip the threads
of spark plug hole.

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Old 03-11-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Spark Plug Change--Washer or No Washer?

Welcome to the Board.

Yes use the washers. Basicly they are gaskets.

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Old 03-12-2006, 04:12 PM   #5
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Default Old Boot used for extracting and inserting a plug

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> Fm Redkees <
> I took an old spark plug boot from an old set of wires-I use that to hand tighten or screw the splark plugs in.

Great for removing old plugs after you first loosen with ratchet. <
That's exactly what I do, for by using the old boot, with the plug wire fully pulled out,
it allows one to better center the plug when initially installingit. Works very well.

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Default Re: Spark Plug Change--Washer or No Washer?

I agree with the concensus, use them. Some plugs come with washers. Those that don't generally have tapered seats. The engine/head is configured to use either a plug with a washer OR a tapered seat. A tapered seat plug will not seal right in a head intended to use a plug that takes a washer and vis-versa.

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Nice first post Welcome aboard lol(always wanted to say that)

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