Thanks for the good feedback guys & the links Shanneba. In time, I'll hopefully be able to FEED the forum more and glean less. From the way my car drives, my guess is that all is in decent order but you don't know what you don't know until you do know! I've got a fresh set of plugs sitting, waiting to go in now. As far as using anti-gallant on plug threads, I've always just used some fresh motor oil and never had any extraction issues even on high HP turbo applications.
KEEP THE LEFT LANE CLEAR FOR FASTER MOVING TRAFFIC