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Old 12-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Fitting Glowplugs to grease or not to grease the threads?

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I'm planning on changing my glowplugs and control unit on my e46 320d 03 this weekend and I have question. Should you use grease on the threads. I have Beru ones from BMW and its web site say 'Grease the threads and shaft'. Some say not to use anything especially not copper grease.

So what should I do? grease? if so what to use. (can't seem to find Beru one anywhere) some mention mounting grease? or nothing at all. No mention on TIS what to do.
What do you guys do and can recommend.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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I don't think you are supposed to use "grease". Some people use an anti seize compound on spark plugs. I have never used anything and never had an issue.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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I had to google what a glow plug was. Haha.
Use anti seize on the threads. Apply as little as possible.
DO NOT over torque the plugs. The anti seize will allow you to over torque them much easier which can potentially strip something. So be careful.
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What anti-seize do you recommend?
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Any brand is fine. You will be able to find small amounts for cheap at a local auto parts store.
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