How To Install Spark Plug Honda Accord 2008 – 2012

How To Install Spark Plug Honda Accord 2008 – 2012

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In this video, I will show you how to install spark plugs in a Honda Accord.

Do not put anti-seize on the spark plug thread. Car manufacturers don’t put anti-seize when building the engine. NGK specifically tell customers not to put it on. Doing so will allow for over torquing of the spark plug. The torque spec specified is for installation without anti-seize.

Info from NGK:

NGK spark plugs feature what is known as trivalent plating. This silver- or chrome-colored finish on the threads is designed to provide corrosion resistance against moisture and chemicals. The coating also acts as a release agent during spark plug removal. NGK spark plugs are installed at the factory dry, without the use of anti-seize. NGK tech support has received a number of tech calls from installers who have over-tightened spark plugs because of the use of anti-seize. Anti-seize compound can act as a lubricant altering torque values up to 20 percent, increasing the risk of spark plug thread breakage.

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R Mo says:

Great,mi need to do this on my 2012 Honda. That Honda engine IMO best 4 cylinder engine In the world. Why Honda quit making it is beyond me. We see how long 1.5Ts last. I usually use aluminum anti-seize compound on spark plug threads on aluminum headed engines. What’s you thoughts on that?

James Erschen says:

What about bosch spark plugs for this engine?

Sergio Rodriguez says:

Question because I don't know but are we supposed to use some type of grease on the boot when changing the spark plugs?

Marcus Crassus says:

I have spark plugs NGK BKR6EIX-11 , can i use it for honda accord 2008 . 2.0 engine 4 cylinder ?

Mike Jordan says:

Thanks! I just started another vid. I was 3 1/2 minutes in, and the dude was still grandising. You are straight to the point, clear and concise, with great tips

Michael Meyer says:

Nice video. One adder I have a 2010 accord and the electrical connection to the coil may need to use a small screwdriver to lift the catch to allow you to remove the electrical connection. I used a NGK plug that looked slightly different but worked okay. I would recommend using a torque wrench ($43) unless you are really comfortable with the installation You need a 1/4" female to 3/8" male to use the torque wrench. I had some of these tools on hand if you had to purchase all the needed tools

I also purchased a Kobalt 5/8" spark plug socket ($5.50). I used a 10" 3/8" extension which I had and it worked fine. The electric tape trick in the video worked excellently . My mechanic quoted $200, the plugs and tools I needed were about $90 (savings about $110). It took me a a couple of hours of install work, had to purchase some tools both in town and amazon which also took a couple of hours. ti did save some money but I took my time to ensure I got it right. I would not be able to make money as a mechanic at this gig (LOL).

John Gabel says:

Thanks. Precise and accurate instructions…..Appreciated

idcotton95 says:

Thank you so much for your step by step instructions. I had no problems replacing the spark plugs in my 2012 Honda Accors.

Jason Dekoning says:

What are your thoughts on dielectric grease on the ignition coil where it mates with the spark plugs?

Omar Jones says:

Thnx man this was very helpful for my brain and wallet lol

Syed Ahsan says:

I have a 2010 Accord with 165k miles on it. Do you recommend changing Ignition Coils along with the Spark plugs? your response will be appreciated.

Raymond's Michielini says:

Just want to thank you for a very informative video will help me for future repair

wthomas415 says:

Thanks for the video, hopefully I wont mess this up.

Ryan Rothschild says:

what? his honda uses 5w-20 oil? while mine uses 0w-20….hmm.

Denzel Knight says:

This guy didn't even put spark plug "Anti-Seize" on the threads of the spark plugs…SMDH!!

Orion Dragos says:

Love the tape method on the extension/socket. Great tip!

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