A person just has to develop a feel for what is tight . This is not as much of a concern with the half or 16th turn method. Free shipping. C $83.47. I used 22ft/lbs which is close to 30nm. Stretching of the spark plug from overtightening can cause different heat ranges in the plug and possibly cause misfiring. 1/16 turn on plugs with a tapered seat. Just turn them until they are tight, same as any nut or bolt. I would say 'yeah' get a torque wrench. If you have a friend with one, borrow it to get used to how tight to get the plug. Joined Apr 30, 2008 Messages 1,611 Reaction score 0 Points 0 Location Newcastle, up North. I've never used a torque wrench for spark plugs but i'm old .Make sure you use one that is accurate and be sure to put a little high temperature anti seize on the spark plug threads. SPARK PLUG REMOVAL TOOL 10mm / 14mm TOMMY BAR WRENCH SPANNER & SOCKETS (CT4514) 5 out of 5 stars (9) 9 product ratings - SPARK PLUG REMOVAL TOOL 10mm / 14mm TOMMY BAR WRENCH SPANNER & SOCKETS (CT4514) The first time I used a torque wrench on my bikes spark plugs I got a big surprise. If using anti-seize compound, use sparingly and reduce torque by 30%. Only caveat is that looks like it might be 1/2" drive wrench and spark plug sockets are 3/8 drive. Buy It Now. Plug Torque Settings It is essential to tighten a spark plug to the specified turning angle or torque setting as torque directly impacts a spark plugs ability to remove heat from the combustion chamber. But if it has the proper range of torque it should be fine. Apr 29, 2009 #5 STypeD said: I got scared about 125 inch pounds and stopped. If someone in the know can quote the torque … If using anti-seize compound, use sparingly and reduce torque by 30%. you have to use an inch pound torque wrench. Putting a torque wrench to it isn’t going to do anything but make you spend money on a torque wrench that, unless you do things like change your own clutches, isn’t very useful for anything but spark plugs (which will irritate you when you have to torque down an axle nut and have to buy a higher-torque … I THINK BEFORE MAYBE PEOPLE WERE OVERTIGHTENING SO THEY LOWERED IT BY 3 POUNDS SINCE PEOPLE WILL OVERTIGHTEN AND HOPEFULLY THEY WANT GO ABOVE 15 POUNDS OR BEYOND BRAKING SPARK PLUG. Normally a small torque wrench is recommended for tightening. Also, you can use a torque wrench to tighten the spark … I just replaced my spark plugs today and used a torque wrench. Always use a torque wrench and the manufacturer's spark plug torque specs. Without a Torque Wrench: If a torque wrench is unavailable, finger tighten the spark plug, then use a plug wrench to tighten. Tighten to recommended torque. Without a Torque Wrench: If a torque wrench is unavailable, finger tighten the spark plug, then use a plug wrench to tighten. Confirm that the thread reach of the spark plug is the right one for your engine. 1/2-2/3 turn on plugs with a gasket. Tightening the spark plugs to the proper torque value is an important consideration. After you hand tighten the plugs, begin tuning the plug wrench slowly. Over tightening can cause damage to the threads in the cylinder head and the threads of the spark plug, stress the spark plugs internal seal, or fracture the spark plugs insulator. My problem is that when I put them in and tightened them by hand until it tightened up I still had to do about a full rotation on the wrench handle before I reached the proper torque. plugs slowly you can actually feel the washer as it flattens out. No dropped plugs (and they are waaay down in there), the tool didn't become separated, easy peasy. Tusk Ratcheting Spark Plug Wrench Ratchet 13/16" Motorcycle Dirt Bike Atv Enduro. Use a hex-type wrench that is less likely to slip. I have a factory service manual and it says to put Loctite anti seize on the plug threads and torque plugs to 12 -18 foot pounds. Its actually around 25ft.lbs for our spark plugs, I torque them a little over 20. E. eldudereno New member. Reply. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Most spark plugs (flat seat and gasket type) have a 'crush washer' or gasket which becomes compressed during the initial installation, this allows around half a turn of the plug to be made once contact with the cylinder head has been made by the gasket. Brand New. I have never used a torque wrench on a spark plug in my life and thats main dealer training for you. If a torque wrench is unavailable then you must take care not to overtighten spark plugs - particularly if refitting after cleaning. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. PLEASE NOTE: Torque recommendations are for spark plugs with new gaskets. Conversely, they cannot be loosely tightened since otherwise the combustion chamber would not be properly sealed, and to allow proper electrical and heat conduction to the cylinder head. BERGEN Tubular Box Spanners & Torque Bar Wrench Set 8mm- 19mm Spark Plug Spanner. EPAuto 3/8-Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench (10-80 ft.-lb. I'm also a US peasant, so I'd prefer to avoid paying customs if I can. 87. What torque wrenches that don't require financing have you used to change the spark plugs? If you tighten the (cold!) For those installing plugs without a torque wrench, let me be a little more specific: New plugs come with a "crush" washer that is designed to flatten out upon installation. Installing Spark Plugs – Lawn & Garden Equipment. Tighten the spark plug finger-tight until the gasket reaches the cylinder head, then tighten about ½ – ⅔ turn more with a spark plug wrench. Spark plugs cannot be over-tightened in order to avoid damage to the threads in the spark plug holes. Most people can't judge the proper torque spec and probably don't even know the proper torque spec. And make sure you do it on a fully cold engine because of the aluminum head. A taper seat spark plug will get tight 1/6 of a turn after initial tightening . The tapered seat spark plugs must be installed by the use of the hands until finger-tight.Use an extra 1/16th turn with a spark plug wrench to make sure your spark plug is tightened to the manufacture's recommendation. $24.87 $ 24. This should be good enough . The first time I decided , "I should really do this properly", and used a torque wrench on some new plugs I very quickly thought, "you've gotta be kidding", as I felt it getting up to where I'd normally stop, and the torque wrench was telling me to keep going as I was miles away. Based on a tip from the other site I duct taped together the spark plug wrench to a 5/8" socket and then taped to a 10" extension. lb) If a torque wrench is not available when you are fitting a new spark plug, a good estimate of the correct torque is 1/4 turn to 1/2 turn past finger tight. From China. However, if you find yourself in a tight situation without a torque wrench, proceed with caution. Insufficient torque can result in a plug blowing right out of the cylinder head, taking the threads with it. AutOdometer 63,229 views. All along I had been over torquing the plugs. 1/12-1/8 turn on plugs with a tapered seat. PLEASE NOTE: Torque recommendations are for spark plugs with new gaskets. 5.0 out of 5 stars. FOOT POUND WITH SUCH LOW NUMBERS LIKE 15 POUNDS AND 12 POUNDS NOT ACCURATE UNLESS YOU HAVE A VERY EXPENSIVE DIGITAL ALARM CALIBRATED TORQUE WRENCH. I've never believed the spark plug torque numbers quoted in books. Get it as soon as Tue, Nov 24. #5 Currahee , Apr 14, 2017 A torque wrench might be a good idea for next time Click to expand... always change spark plugs or on diesels the glow plugs when engine has been run for at least 30 minutes until fan comes on or radiator is nice and hot hotter the better that plug should come out easy then,, its all a dealer will do apart from use a impact gun,, but always do them hot to stand a chance of not damaging stuff. 9:09. If you used anti-seize compound on the plug threads, reduce torque … 1/2" 28-210 N.M Adjustable Torque Wrench Spark Plug Wrench Car Repair Tools. 1/4 turn on plugs with a gasket. I have scoured the internet for a torque wrench to use, but I haven't found anything I'm confident about. FAST & FREE. An easy way to tightening plugs is this: Turn all the plugs until they are pinched by hand. Start by installing the spark plug by hand. Amazon's Choice for torque wrench spark plug. Other options New and used from $23.63. Do Spark Plugs Need To Be Torqued – Installing Spark Plugs Without A Torque Wrench While it is possible to install spark plugs without the use of a torque wrench, it is not recommended. A torque wrench is nice to have, but kinda costly. Click & Collect. Some spark plug brands do not need an often recommend against anti-seize, such as NGK, especially if installing with a torque wrench as the anti seize makes the plug threads too slippery and causes over torque condition. Remove the dirt at the gasket seal of the cylinder head. Then tighten 180 degrees with a spark plug socket. / 13.6-108.5 Nm) 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933. £6.95. I wanted some input from other people that have done it because I am unsure about the tightness. Brand New. Too much torque distorts the plug. Spark Plug Tightening Torque Advanced Garage ... How to change Spark Plugs With or Without Torque Wrench - Duration: 9:09. 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