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Is there a certain tightness I should tighten the spark plugs?

Or is it ok to just tighten it until its tight, are there any specific things to it?

I'm changing out my regular NGKs to Iridiums.
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

you make them snug man, dont overtighten, just tighten until u cant push unless forced
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

There should be a torque specification on the package. Just use a torque wrench (assuming you have one otherwise asking a certain tightness is pointless) and tighten it to whatever the box says.
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

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Re: Putting in spark plugs

snug use like 3 fingers on rachet and wen you cant move it your fine you really dnt need specific torque really does not make a diff at all
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

15ft/lbs of torque with a torque wrench.. pretty much finger tighten all the way then about 120 degree clockwise turn with your ratchet.

Also dont forget to put anti-sieze on your threads.. you dont want your plugs getting frozen into your head.
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

What he ^ said but don't forget to gap/gauge them to the right spec.
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15ft/lbs of torque with a torque wrench.. pretty much finger tighten all the way then about 120 degree clockwise turn with your ratchet.

Also dont forget to put anti-sieze on your threads.. you dont want your plugs getting frozen into your head.
Hmm, I didn't do that....maybe I should buy some now lol!
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

Arn't the NGK's pre-gapped already? I remember my uncle helped my change them out back then and he just popped them right in.
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Arn't the NGK's pre-gapped already? I remember my uncle helped my change them out back then and he just popped them right in.
apparently they are but check it just incase there was a problem.

And @ vipers4life you should be fine,hopefully they'll come back out as long as you didnt tighten them all the way down and torqued it right....but even if you did go too much they will probably come back out fine but there are horror stories of the porcelain part breaking off from the actual plug then you having to take your head off to get it out....youll be fine!
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

@ 99lude, it might be true that they are already pre-gapped out the box, but i'd say it's only partially true. Obviously that same spark plug is made for several different engines, but may be required to have a different gap for each one. Then agian you might get lucky and have them already pre-gapped for your application. lol :)
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Is there a certain tightness I should tighten the spark plugs?

Or is it ok to just tighten it until its tight, are there any specific things to it?

I'm changing out my regular NGKs to Iridiums.
I would check the link, but its probably a good idea to get that sparkplug grease, also tighten with the extension hand tight at first then about a 1/4 to 1/2 turn to snug it up.

Also remember to check that the crush washer (< don't know what that is called) comes off with the old plugs if not look down there and pull them out.
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

there are 4 different NGK plugs available for the h22. Which ones is everyone running?

There are:
NGK V-power ones- ZFR6F-11 about $2.50 each
NGK Platinum ones- ZFR6FGP about $3.00 each
NGK Iridium ones - ZFR6FIX-11 about $7.50 each and
NGK Double Platinum ones- PZFR6F-11 about $12.00 each
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I used NGK Double Platinum.
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apparently they are but check it just incase there was a problem.

And @ vipers4life you should be fine,hopefully they'll come back out as long as you didnt tighten them all the way down and torqued it right....but even if you did go too much they will probably come back out fine but there are horror stories of the porcelain part breaking off from the actual plug then you having to take your head off to get it out....youll be fine!
That's why I <3 my torque wrench! Pretty sure all ngk's come pre gapped.
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

When you buy your spark plugs. Each individual box has illustrations on them stating to hand tighten them with the extension runnin down your motor. Once that is done then you position your ratchet at 12 O clock(point tail of ratchet upwards) and then tighten til it's 9 (AM or PM it doesnt matter !! 3/4 turn clockwise)!!!

That's the proper way of installing your new spark plugs!!!

Give this a try!!! Hope it helps!!!

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Re: Putting in spark plugs

I always hit the area under the cover with some compressed air before pulling the plug boots off and then blow out the recesses before removing the plug.

Just a little extra protection against dirt falling into the engine.
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Re: Putting in spark plugs

+ 1 to that CrazyTony. I use compressed air religiously and not just for autos. In a Haynes manual I read a suggestion of using some small tubing to assist in minimize the risk of cross threading. I must admit it works very well indeed. Also if the rubber piece inside of your spark plug socket is prone to move this method eliminates the need for the inside piece of the socket.
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When you buy your spark plugs. Each individual box has illustrations on them stating to hand tighten them with the extension runnin down your motor. Once that is done then you position your ratchet at 12 O clock(point tail of ratchet upwards) and then tighten til it's 9 (AM or PM it doesnt matter !! 3/4 turn clockwise)!!!

That's the proper way of installing your new spark plugs!!!

Give this a try!!! Hope it helps!!!

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I stand corrected its 3/4 of a turn after being hand tightened, oh the shame,,,,
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