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    Spark plugs without torque wrench. How tight?

    New to all of this,
    I have a 2000 Yamaha XL Limited and would like to change the plugs while at the cottage, no torque wrench. manual says 18lbs. would I be safe with a hand tight and then quarter turn?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Mod less, ride more! troyheb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadianjag View Post
    hand tight and then quarter turn?
    Thats how I have done all of mine through the years. Never had an issue

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    So is that a new or used thumb-rule ?? Because most plugs employ a one-time crush-washer (gasket) which takes more turns initially.

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