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The NGK plugs usually come pre-gapped, or pretty close.  

 

I bought some sets of old Bosch W8DC plugs from a guy in Australia and the plugs have ends that are crimped and a PITA to unscrew.  The NGK ones are easy.

 

 

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13 hours ago, halboyles said:

Unscrew the large ends off of the new spark plugs.  Underneath should be the smaller threaded end you need.

 

13 hours ago, grizzlebar said:

Grab a set of pliers and unscrew the tips?

 

13 hours ago, Mike G said:

Unscrew the end of your new plugs

 

13 hours ago, flagoworld said:

There's a version that does not screw off. Or at least that is what I was lead to believe by the marketing wanks over at Amazon. Hopefully you accidentally got the correct ones that do screw off!

 

13 hours ago, Carlc939 said:

Yeah well guess how we know that, now.
Yeah I think there are some that don’t unscrew.

 

yep, they don't IMG_8198.thumb.JPG.e6a77a6e7c7858e31a5f887cc2f6d7cc.JPGscrew off... (see icon on package) never looked at the package until now...

 

Looks like a search now for the proper plugs locally, or new wires...

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Wow, didn't know that there were two types from NGK.  Here's what the box from mine look like (Stock #7832 for BP5ES):

Used a vice-grips to unscrew the cap.

 

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BP5ES  Isn't that a hotter plug than a BP6ES ?  

 

Also on the filter wrench subject anyone use the "plastic bag over the filter method" to catch the oil while spinning the filter off ?

It beats having to clean up the block and car

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Stock #7333 for the BP6ES.  Yes BP5ES is hotter than BP6ES.  Opposite with Bosch W8DC hotter than W7DC...

 

 

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Off topic, but if you always use the same type of oil filter...

And I do use the plastic baggy tip, works great 😉

 

 

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When I saw ‘plug gapping tool’ I assumed you meant one of these.

 

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As for the oil filter, I have not had one yet that I couldn’t undo with clean hands only. 

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4 minutes ago, Simeon said:

As for the oil filter, I have not had one yet that I couldn’t undo with clean hands only. 

 

Rubber (or whatever) gloves help to grip the filter, too.

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I always tighten the oil filters by hand.  But have a hard time getting them loose by hand.  I must be over tightening them I guess.  But as conkitchen says "what do I know" 😉

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9 hours ago, 73tiiDavidPA said:
23 hours ago, halboyles said:

Unscrew the large ends off of the new spark plugs.  Underneath should be the smaller threaded end you need.

 

23 hours ago, grizzlebar said:

Grab a set of pliers and unscrew the tips?

 

23 hours ago, Mike G said:

Unscrew the end of your new plugs

 

23 hours ago, flagoworld said:

There's a version that does not screw off. Or at least that is what I was lead to believe by the marketing wanks over at Amazon. Hopefully you accidentally got the correct ones that do screw off!

 

23 hours ago, Carlc939 said:

Yeah well guess how we know that, now.
Yeah I think there are some that don’t unscrew.

 

 

I was skeptical, but got lucky at the first auto parts store I visited, O'Reilly Auto Parts.  They has the proper NGK BP5ES with the "removable nut" on the terminal.  BP5ES is NGK part 7832 for the removable nut type.  NGK 2140 is the BP5ES with the fixed nut. 

 

Left to right is BP5ES with nut, BP5ES with nut removed, the old BP7ES which are being replaced, and the BP5ES wtih the fixed nut

 

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When I was a new driver maintaining my first car, dad taught me to put a smear of oil on the oil filter gasket and tighten it by hand.  So, I've always done it this way and never had one that I could not remove by hand or with slight amount of torque with a tool. 

 

Dad also said not to use the screw driver removal method, because if the filter puts up a fight, you've destroyed the housing, making it impossible to use the Hazet type tool and likely too little purchase to use a strap wrench type tool. 

 

As they say, father knows best. . .

 

 

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On 5/15/2019 at 8:56 PM, flagoworld said:

There's a version that does not screw off. Or at least that is what I was lead to believe by the marketing wanks over at Amazon. Hopefully you accidentally got the correct ones that do screw off!

 

Did someone say "screw off?"

 

The Datsun/Nissan version of our NGKs is made without the removable fitting. Not sure about others.

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It’s perhaps one thing for a filter to be too tight one time, but if it’s happening more than once I’d like to suggest you are over tightening.   When I was young I always overtightened and akwys has a devil of a time getting them off.   But once I actually followed the directions, I think it is only half a turn once the gasket makes contact, ive never had to use anything other than my hand and I’ve never had a leak.  And like someone said above, like his dad, mine told me to put a smear of old oil around the gasket.   I read somewhere that overtightening can actual cause problems but do t remember what they are.  

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I'm late to this party but I ran into the same issue with the NGK plugs.. ordered two sets that I can't use because the tips don't screw off!  Supplier should have known.. they were for a German car (not Japanese per they're catalog.  duh!

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