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Which way is the copper seal supposed to sit on the glow plug?

Old 03-07-2012, 08:59 PM
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Default Which way is the copper seal supposed to sit on the glow plug?

This may seem like a silly question, but which way is the copper gasket supposed to sit on the glow plug when installing in the engine?I have a Savage XSSwith K4.6 engine, and the copper gasket kind of looks like it might have a raised edge on one side, which I think the glow plug sits in when installing into the engine. Does that sound right?Or am Ibat**** crazy?
Old 03-08-2012, 07:08 AM
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Default RE: Which way is the copper seal supposed to sit on the glow plug?

The dies will slightly deform the washer during the punching process, so one side may look different from another. It doesn't matter which way faces up, it will squish flat when you tighten the plug down.
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Bat**** crazy, never heard that one before.Lol
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:18 AM
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Default RE: Which way is the copper seal supposed to sit on the glow plug?

Awesome thread!

And here's some more: I always intall the copper washer rounded side down. Rounded side won't marr or scratch the soft aluminum cylinder head and sharp side of copper washer won't hurt the steel glowplug.

Actually, I don't do that, but it makes sense for the obsessive compulsive. I'm O-C enough to have thought of it, but not enough to practise it.

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