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Question Cleaning spark plug holes?

When i was changing my spark plugs, i noticed that when i was replacing the plug on cyl 2 it was really rough screwing it in, like rusty...sandpaperish type friction. Is there anything i can get to clean them out?


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Re: Cleaning spark plug holes?

Get a thread chaser. Most auto part stores carry them.

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Re: Cleaning spark plug holes?

Cool, i didnt know they made those, i was thinking a good soak carb cleaner. A thread chaser seems easier and quicker though. :)

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Get a thread chaser. Most auto part stores carry them.

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Cool, i didnt know they made those, i was thinking a good soak carb cleaner. A thread chaser seems easier and quicker though. :)
MAKE SURE TO GREASE THE THREAD CHASER THREADS!!! OTHERWISE THE DIRT AND SHAVINGS WILL FALL INTO THE CYLINDER. Metal/dirt shavings bouncing around in a cylinder... NOT GOOD!!!

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Re: Cleaning spark plug holes?

Use anti-seize in the spark plug threads when u put them back in. They won't rust in there anymore.

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