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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by tuesdays crew, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. tuesdays crew

    tuesdays crew

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    what is the proper torque setting for the spark plugs on a 96 cruiser
     
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    I'm doing the spark plugs for my first time right now, so any other hints or info you can give me would be very welcomed, thanks in advance

    Rick James
     
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    landtank SILVER Star

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    My understanding on Spark plugs is to turn them in until the touch down and then another 1/16th turn to slightly crush the ring. Not aware of a torque spec.
     
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    thanks for the info, let me know if ya do find a setting of some sort, just wanna make sure these babies are not too tight, should I be using some anti seeze on these!

    Rick James
     
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    cruiserman

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    Tight but not too tight ;).
     
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    14 ft/lb. according to FSM.
     
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    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    It is indeed 14 lbft.

    Torqueing spark plugs is very important when dealing with aluminum heads. Anti-seize is also a good idea.


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    So you mean putting them in with the rattle gun is a bad idea? :D Seeing as how my plugs last longer than my engines what the heck. :whoops: