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Old 03-08-2012, 03:20 AM
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glow plug question, doing it today hopefuly

Ok I am planning on doing my GP's today if they come in. I have recieved everything else so far. I have the 96' "F" engine code 7.3l . My question is do I have to do anything like suck fluids out of cylinder while changing the plugs. I have been told I need to get the fluids out so I do not lock my motor up.

Please would love to do this today do to it being 72 here in NJ today.

Thanks. Also how do you attach pictures in here.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:26 AM
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Mainly that's when changing injectors.
Or I could be wrong, but I don't think it's an issue.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:42 AM
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I did mine not to long ago and the little bit of oil that gets in the cylinder isn't an issue it will just smoke a little on start up
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:07 AM
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ok ty. Was wondering too. I looked up on google I found 2 sites that say the valve cover retaining bolts should be torqued to 8 ft. pounds. Does that sound right. I know most vehichles it is between 10-12 ft. pounds I don't want to mess the new gaskets up.
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I never suck the fluid out when changing the plugs and never have a problem. My rule of thumb on the bolts is tight but not to tight. Never used a torque wrench on them and never had an issue. Are your gaskets bad? They are reuseable
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