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Old 09-17-2004, 09:25 AM
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Well the title says it all, I'm thinking of changing the plugs this weekend but don't have a torque wrench, will i be ok without one,
if it matters the engine is d16z6
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I dont think you're suppose to torque them. Just a lil tighter than snugged.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by spicoli &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I'm thinking of changing the plugs this weekend but don't have a torque wrench, will i be ok without one,
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I used to never tourqe my plugs on my old car, and it never seemed to hurt anything, but sometimes they'd come loose. THere is a tourqe spec in the helms (I beleive it's 19lb/ft) that I always torque to now, and I use anti-seize.

I don't like to mess around with the threads, so I always make sure they're tourqued properly. You can get a cheap wrench at sears (one of the pendulum type). You might think about getting one anyway, I usse mine all the time. Cheap investment.

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I usually put em in hand tight with a socket and extension and then turn em 180 degrees with a rachet.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Archidictus &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I usually put em in hand tight with a socket and extension and then turn em 180 degrees with a rachet.</TD></TR></TABLE>

That's how I do them as well.
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It'll say on the box. They say to turn them in until they seat, then like 1/4 to 1/2 turn or so.
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ME TOO !
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Just snug them up and one more turn then should be all good
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