View Full Version : Aluminum Head plugs r/t

02-13-2011, 09:55 PM
hey cindy, got the order...thanks again :thumb:

I was just curious what kind of installation process there is for putting the new plugs in??? is there a tq rating for them? any sealant or pipe thread tape needed?

02-14-2011, 03:57 AM
If they are pipe thread, use pipe dope and thread them in snug. Start the car and tighten until the coolant stops leaking and then a touch more. I have done quite a few this way and have never had any issues. The least amount of torque the better.

02-14-2011, 03:30 PM
I use GREEN loctite and snug them just a little more than finger tight

02-15-2011, 02:31 AM
thats the industrial permanent sealer right??? r u able to get them out after if needed? lol.....

is that for a cold install?

02-18-2011, 07:47 PM
i dont think you will ever have to take them out. put them in when the motor is "warm" not hot. you can burn yourself!! lol (plus its easier..)
i did finger tight plus quarter turn with teflon tape on them.

02-19-2011, 05:35 PM
I like to use Ultra Black Permatex and go to about 10-15 FT/LBs