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Well I just replaced my spark plugs with the NGK plugs from Beemerboneyard and since they were not the Bosch plugs, I coated them with anti-seize. I failed to read in the manual until after I had already done the wrenching down . . . but I torqued them to the full 20 NM. The book indicates to reduce torque value by half ( ie 10 NM) when using a lubricant on threads.

Do you believe I now have a problem with the threads? How can I tell if I did any damage? I have since loosened the plugs and installed them at the half value indicated.

Also, should I buy new plugs due to the plug gasket having been compressed too much?

James
 

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I bet your fine.......as long as you didn't strip them out...
 

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Cochinosucio said:
I bet your fine.......as long as you didn't strip them out...
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beemer100 said:
Well I just replaced my spark plugs with the NGK plugs from Beemerboneyard and since they were not the Bosch plugs, I coated them with anti-seize. I failed to read in the manual until after I had already done the wrenching down . . . but I torqued them to the full 20 NM. The book indicates to reduce torque value by half ( ie 10 NM) when using a lubricant on threads.

Do you believe I now have a problem with the threads? How can I tell if I did any damage? I have since loosened the plugs and installed them at the half value indicated.

Also, should I buy new plugs due to the plug gasket having been compressed too much?

James
If the threads were ok second time I'd say you are good to go. They should seal up just fine.
 

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Thanks guys. Feeling better about the situation now.

James
 
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