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    Where did you find the copper anti-sieze? I've looked for it but it seems the local stores only carry the silver/grey stuff.


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    Good job. just a note. you can buy sparkplug socket robber already inside so you don't drop any plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby View Post
    Good job. just a note. you can buy spark plug socket robber already inside so you don't drop any plugs.
    I've had one of those MAC sockets with the rubber to hold the plug for at least 25 years. Try changing the plugs on a 4 cylinder (8 plugs) 1997 Ford Ranger. You can't even touch a couple of the plugs on the intake side. No way you could do that job without the rubber grommet socket.

    Another nice thing is a pinned impact extension. The socket will not come off unless you actually push the end of the pin in to release it.

    Another good idea is to break the plugs loose, then blow the recess out with compressed air to prevent any debris from falling into the cylinder when you take them the rest of the way out.

    Last but not least, when you first break the plug loose, try moving it in BOTH directions, just a little bit, to break the corrosion bond. I can't tell you how many really tight bolts and nuts have come loose with that little secret, even in a 1965 Honda CUB that had not seen a wrench in 50 years.

    I have drilled out hundreds of bolts and studs, Nissan-Datsun Z car engines were notorious for breaking off the 1st and last exhaust manifold studs. I even drilled out and removed a few without removing the exhaust manifold or gasket, when I caught them early enough.

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    I use Denso IKH20 to replace it,... Same shape, length, thread, diameter, etc.
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    Drove my 92 $300 Sentra home and it dropped a cylinder completely. Hadn't run in a year, got a 28 dollar battery from u wrench it. Drove it home on a transport tag until I could get it up to snuff.

    4 NGK plugs and that dead miss was gone, bye bye Champions. Drove it 13k miles and sold it for $1200, with a few new parts. Thanks Rock Auto, I'll be back but it might be awhile with this car. Only got the front crank seal and thermostat from Nissan.

    Never missed a beat on those NGKs. Denso is fine as well, just not as common in the US.

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    NGK is hard to find,... Loves Denso because its available almosg everywhere here,...
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    I'm looking for ngk iridium spark plugs in Canada. What am I looking for? Part number, serial number or something? I called Napa and Canadian Tire and they don't have anything.

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    The 2015 Mitsubishi factory repair manual says new plugs should measure .040-.043 inch. Worn plugs should have a gap max of .060 inch. Or 1.0mm to 1.1mm not to exceed max of 1.5mm

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    In the US I've gotten Denso spark plugs from CarQuest. number on the plug is IKH16. Part number on the package is 5343.
    Denso Iridium Power spark plugs.

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    my plugs at 69k miles

    They were a little difficult to get out, added more copper anti seize


    2014 ES F5MBD aka 5MT. I am a full time Uber driver, if you want to drive for uber DO not sign up without my referral code for a bonus .

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