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Old 04-24-2019, 10:03 PM
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Amen to that. A couple of my wife's were scary tight. I was happy to torque the replacements with a dab of copper anti seize.


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uh, can you explain a bit more about your comment (The first time you pull a plug and the seized threads come with it)... can you give me more guidance? put some creeping oil in before I try and pull them? tap them a little? This is my only daily driver - so makes all DIY that much more FUN!
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2003 X5 6cyl > Why would I change the coil packs

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uh, can you explain a bit more about your comment (The first time you pull a plug and the seized threads come with it)... can you give me more guidance? put some creeping oil in before I try and pull them? tap them a little? This is my only daily driver - so makes all DIY that much more FUN!


I think what AW is saying is that once you remove a “stuck” plug, that has caused no bore thread damage of course, apply a little bit of anti-seize to the new plug before you reinstall it and it will be easier to remove at your next interval change

That said, like Stiubhartach said.. if you have a plug stuck so bad that it messes up the thread in the hole... you’re screwed...

Personally, I love anti-seize.

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Duplicate post, see below.
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TRICK for stuck plug...

Loosen it a bit about 30-45 degrees then STOP.
Spray PB Blaster down the hole so about 1/4" fluid pooling at the bottom.
Let it sit for 5-10 min to soak the threads.

Then turn to CW to reseat the plug.
Then CCW, then CW again bit by bit.
The plug will come out w/o thread damage.

Damage occurs when there is lack of lubrication.
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2003 X5 6cyl > Why would I change the coil packs

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uh, can you explain a bit more about your comment (The first time you pull a plug and the seized threads come with it)... can you give me more guidance? put some creeping oil in before I try and pull them? tap them a little? This is my only daily driver - so makes all DIY that much more FUN!

No need to use penatrant usually and it would mess up the torque of install if there is lube on the threads. If one is stuck yes penatrant but clean the oil off the threads before install or you will overtighten the plug.

Normal torque values don't apply but when I found a size that matches the torque of a spark plugs the lubricated torque is 5 ft·lb less

@cn90's method above is a good one.
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I use anti-seize and torque it normally at 18 ft*lb or so for 30 years.
Zero problem.

I wrote it in another forum, but go to junk yard and play with some junk engines.
It takes > 110 ft*lb to strip the threads in the cyl head
Look it up and you will see that it is safe to use anti-seize, which is used by prof mechanics.
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2003 X5 6cyl > Why would I change the coil packs

Def use anti sieze it's not lubricant but I suppose it adds a bit of lubricant. The difference is amazing. What a great idea to practice on a junkyard motor. So very good to know the danger zone. Remove with a torque wrench set 70-80% of the danger zone and stop if it clicks.


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that is what I was thinking... remove it with my torque wrench!
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