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You're not supposed to use Loctite dude! (archive)

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Posted by B. Wheaton on August 13, 2001 at 20:39:31:

In Reply to: Why are our plug wires so hard to remove? posted by Phillip on August 13, 2001 at 20:21:43:

Mine come off without a hitch. Sometimes a vaccuum can form and make a loud pop when the wire separates from the plug, but other than that I have never had difficulty.

I always coat the plug threads with graphite lube (dry powder) to keep them from siezing. I learned this when I worked on aircraft engines. Works like a charm. I suppose you might be able to coat the ceramic or inner lip of the wire rubber boot with graphite, but be sure not to get anything on the conductor where the wires attach.

Take care.

Brandon Wheaton
1989 E30 M3

Is there anything I can do to make it easier the next time, coat them with something etc.

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