Graphite Assembly Lube? Is that anti-sieze? Also over-tightening; do you know the torque specs?jub jub said:I use graphite assembly lube on the threads of the plugs. Makes it easier to get them in and out and less likely to cross thread when installing. It's pretty straight forward. Just don't over-tighten!
Sorry, don't know the torque specs right off the top of my head. I don't use a torque wrench. I just make sure they are good and snug. If I had to guess about 18 foot lbs.SGT. PYLE said:Graphite Assembly Lube? Is that anti-sieze? Also over-tightening; do you know the torque specs?
The dielectric grease, that go's inside the boot where the plug and wire connect right? :-? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to do it right. Thanks.jub jub said:Sorry, don't know the torque specs right off the top of my head. I don't use a torque wrench. I just make sure they are good and snug. If I had to guess about 18 foot lbs.
Yes, anti-sieze will work great.
A great rule to remember, if you can't thread the plug by hand then it's going in cross threaded. I always install the plugs by putting the plug socket over the plug and then threading it all the way by hand. Then take the ratchet, snug them all down.
Oh, one other thing. Use silicone dielectric grease on the boots. This will make it easier to remove the wires in the future.
Hey Grim, why do you change them so often? Do they tend to get carbon fouled due to your mods? Just curious.Grim Reaper said:Do not waste your money on aftermarket wires. The stock wries or GM red racing wires work best. In fact, the aftermarket wrires may cause issues. Save your money, I wish I did.
The TR55 plugs during our testing preformed the best(most h.p./Torque). I change my plugs out, every 2,000 miles or less.
Vettitude said:I'd be interested in seeing someone get a torque wrench in there. LOL