never sieze on spark plugs

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Billbo, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    Hello to all again. First of all I guess I just do not know how to use the "search" feature on this forum. I see the drop down window, then type in "anti-sieze" but I get a ton of posts -- even about putting on a new seat. I try to find out IF I should use anti-sieze on my spark plugs but with no luck ----- so,,, I resort to asking you all here the question -

    Am I supposed to be using anti-sieze when installing spark plugs and if so what type?

    Thanks Billbo
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  4. Billbo

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    Thanks so much to all. JACK - I did buy the permatex as pictured (before I read the replys) but was just wondering whether to use COPPER or this GRAY anti seize from permatex. I did see both. The tube you showed said for use on spark plugs in aluminum heads. So I bought it.

    TANK you too are so right on - DO NOT over tighten. Good advise. I dont, but still didnt know if I should use anti sieze or not. Some do some dont. go figure.

    FIN - do you use "copper grease" on everything that needs anti sieze? In Harleys, what is best - copper or aluminum anti-sieze. among other things the 'gray' stuff contains aluminum, calcium oxide, graphite and silica. Not sure about the copper - I did not buy it.

    Thanks all again
    Bill
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Bill, in a nutshell both are good, having used both products for years on brake parts to water pump bolts, you cannot go wrong IMO with either product:s If it says Permatex you know it is Number 1 choice in the mechanics world
     
  6. Billbo

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    Now if anyone wants to give me instructions on using the 'search' feature and being able to find what I want --- I would appreciate it. I can use the search button - but lets say I am looking for air pressure in tires - so I type in air pressure in tires and hit search - I get a thousand posts on everything under the sun with the word 'air' or the word 'pressure' or the word 'tire' -- you will get posts on air cushioned seats!!! and air deflectors and air shocks and oil pressure and air pressure in shocks and dunlop tires and avon tires etc and yes, even air pressure in tires if you're lucky. I actually do understand how a 'search' button works, but, it seems I need to search my search findings to find what I am looking for and weed out what I am NOT looking for. Just help me understand how to find something using the search feature. Does anyone else experience this or is it just me???

    Thanks up front
    Bill
     
  7. Billbo

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    Thanks Jack - you're the man!!!!

    Bill
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Yes i use copper grease everywhere and so far has never let me down as it works at high temperatures it is good on the joints on the exhaust system so the slip ons can slip off as well

    Brian
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Bill,

    I use the Hard to see above the page """Google""" Custom Search

    ""Air pressure in tires"" and this is what comes up.....

    Link:

    Search Result - Harley Davidson Community


    Try the "Google Custom Search" not the other search...

    Tell me IF this Helps you...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
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  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Bill a good rule of thumb when using wet torque is to reduce the setting by 20 per cent:s