What size wrench Do I need to remove a spark plug?
You’ll need just a few tools to change out the spark plugs on your car. The most important tool is a socket wrench with an extension and a spark plug socket. Spark plug sockets come in two sizes: 5/8 inches and 13/16 inches.
What size ratchet is a spark plug?
Most spark plugs require a 5/8″ (16mm) size spark plug socket. This refers to the size of the flats on the spark plug that are in contact with the socket. This spark plug requires the 5/8″ spark plug socket, which will probably fit a 3/8 ratchet extension.
Will any spark plug fit any car?
While you should buy spark plugs in matching sets for your vehicle, not all spark plugs are universal. Spark plugs come in different sizes with different gaps and are manufactured using a variety of metals.
Should you put anti seize on spark plugs?
Anti-seize can act as a lubricant, altering torque values up to 20 percent, increasing the risk of spark plug thread breakage and/or metal shell stretch. Do not use anti-seize or lubricant on NGK spark plugs.
Do you put anti seize on spark plugs in aluminum heads?
Anti-seize can alter the tightening torque up to 20%, increasing the risk of breakage. The nickel coating on most modern spark plugs provide added protection from seizing in aluminum cylinder heads and has made anti-seize less important in spark plug installations. …
Can you use anti seize on aluminum?
Loctite® Heavy Duty Anti-Seize Provides outstanding lubrication to all metals including stainless steel, aluminum and soft metals up to 2400°F (1315°C).
Where should you not use anti seize?
When not to use anti-seize The threads need to be chased, re-tapped, or repaired. Do not use anti-seize as a lubricant such as on caliper slide pins or on threads for a bushing press or any mechanical assembly that requires a lubricant.
What can I use instead of anti seize?
Re: HOUSEHOLD ANTI SEIZE SUBSTITUTE? Vaseline won’t do much for long, too thin. Graphite might work a bit, but is not likely to stay, and you don’t want to get anything on the electrodes. Graphite grease is probably just as bad as any other grease.
Can you use anti seize on bolts?
Anti-seize can not be applied on already damaged or cross threaded threads of bolts. The threads need to be chased, re-tapped or repaired before applying anti-seize. Don’t use anti-seize on exposed threads as it may attracts contaminates that may contribute to thread damage.