Anti Seize for plugs

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  1. earnhardtgm3

    earnhardtgm3 Veteran Member

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    Do you use anti-seize for the spark plugs on aluminum heads?If so,what is best to use?
     
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    I only put anti-seize when they are long life platinum plugs, otherwise they go in raw. Been doing it this way for decades on motorcycles without a problem. My GM v6s that have 100K miles plugs always get anti-seize. I just get whatever copper stuff they have on the shelf.
     
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    I got this from an electrician at work for use on aluminium wire, I use it on my plugs too, seems to work really well...Penetrox A-13.
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    I don't have aluminum heads yet; but, I've always used Permatex Anti-Seize on my plugs. Never a problem.
     
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    You better be using it or you'll have a problem getting the plug out and hope you don't have heads like some Ford heads with hardly any threads or you'll be Helicoiling them.
     
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    I've always used it on spark plugs in aluminum heads. Use it sparingly though, it's conductive and if you get too much on the threads it will seep out and cause a dead short. Had someone do this to my Mother's mower once, took me a bit to find out what was causing the miss.
     
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    Yep, since the threads are tapered, no need the apply it to the first two threads. A little dab will do.
     
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    had one stick, i use it on every thing in aluminum
     
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