Do I need to use that dielectric grease on the threads and on the top of the spark plug for where the boot goes on?
I am going to have to talk to Scout he is giving advice that is not advisable without facts. :badteeth:The manual says to replace them at 7500 I am way past that
No some are giving bad advise....Dielectric grease is for the Spark Plug boots/top of spark plug, Anti Seize compound is for the Spark plug Threads themselves...I do both on Spark Plug changes. :wink:Do I need to use that dielectric grease on the threads and on the top of the spark plug for where the boot goes on?
No. Quit putting that shit in your motor! :wink: The best way to keep carbon buildup off your valves is to keep them hot by running the motor fairly hard. The throttlebodies don't get carbon buildup on them because that's a byproduct of the combustion process.I am at 10,500 miles and also they been in the bike since 2007. Lots of years and miles. Did you guys ever run seafoam gas treatment in the gas tank for the fuel injection cleaning? I'm wondering if I should do that to help clear out some of the carbon crap that is in there from the throttle body cleaning thing that I did because the bike was spitting out carbon snowflakes when I started it, but I'm assuming that was just in the exhaust getting broke up though!
Yes, I've recommended it before and still do. But YOU seem to have an addiction to putting these additives in your bike! If you're worried about over spraying throttlebody cleaner in there, why put seafoam in your fuel tank now? Seafoam isn't for carbon buildup, it's more to help clean out the old gummed up fuel in the system. Which is different than what you said you wanted to put it in your tank for. :heyyou: You don't need it and should stop fretting over more snake oil. :mrgreen:I actually just did a seafoam search and someone was asking about it and you said just put it in your gas tank Lol! 2013! ?
Well since 2007 I've only put 10,000 miles on it so there was a few years there were maybe I did 500 miles in the season I've never really done any maintenance to it this season was the first time I change my air filter since 2008 I don't have an addiction to putting things in my bike I'm just trying to get it back in shape right now making sure that the fuel system is clean. I want to start riding like I used to when I was a teenager which is all the fucking time i'm just giving her a makeover
Actually it appears Dricked and Skydork don't believe in Anti-Seize compound and that's ok. I did a little research and it appears this is a very controversial subject even with NKG.My apologies. As dricked and Bloo said, the dielectric grease is for the top. The threads get Never Seize.
There are some automobile applications that it can be a good idea to use it, the 2005-2007 ford 4.6 and 5.4 liter engines are a fine example.
That said the over torquing thing is also true. I have been to a few classes and seen first hand guys use anti seize or grease on wheel lug nuts. It is not recommended to use on things like that where proper torque is needed. Over torque and you can warp rotors, under torque and well wheels can fall off.
Me personally I have never used anti seize on a motorcycle application. Then again I do not leave plugs in for 60-100k plus miles like people do in automobiles.