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Old 07-10-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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Just wondering where the intake valve is situated on the cylinders if I was lookin from the front of the car, ( 3oclock?? ) . I'm going to pull my plugs to check on them soon ( maintainance ), and when I put them back in.. I"d like to have the opening of the plugs pointin at the intake valve.
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ummm..... Huh?

If i think what you are talking about, it is near impossible and will not matter at all.
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Bud.... uh er Good buddy...

You need to ensure the proper torque on the plug.. orientation won't be a contender if torque is correct.
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I doubt there will be any real noticable benefit.. but I just like it that way
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I wasn't going to say anything, but now that the subject is out there, I feel I need to comment. If you back off a plug to get a certain orientation, you could concievably back it off enough, say...3/4 a turn, that it could affect your sealing of that cylinder. Then it would affect your performance, but not in a good way.

Is this something that you've heard or read about?
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This isn't Forced Induction material...
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No no.. not back it out. I've read before that all it does is ensure a fuller burn and if the back is facing the intake it may not burn cleanly as the backin would block some of the air/fuel flow. and would solely rely on the compression stroke to get the air/fuel to the gap.. maybe I"m just tryin to nit pick..

But if it'* not going to hurt ( if I dont' back it out ) or anything.. meh.. why not since I"m going to pull the plugs soon to check on their condition and gap.
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Because..you want the proper torque spec..not the correct positiion.

If postiioning is a concern.. consider different plugs that have more grounding tongs..
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Because..you want the proper torque spec..not the correct positiion.

If postiioning is a concern.. consider different plugs that have more grounding tongs..
Exactly, positioning does not matter at all, if it did, it would a big deal with top fuel dragsters. I have never heard of positioning since the manufacturing of spark plugs won't allow it as the ground terminals are all put on different places around the brim of the plug.
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ok.. so I won't worry bout it then.. that'll save me time

I never bothered lookin up the specs for torque for plugs.. just usually as tight as it can without overtightening..

Techinfo didn't have it.. not in torque specs of spark plug/gap.. time to fill it in?
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