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#1 DragonSpyder

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:22 AM

I'm looking to change out my spark plugs for NGK Irridiums but can't seem to find the heat sync paste P12 anywhere local. Some places have Dennex (sp?) and I was wondering if this will work just as well? Anyone know who sells the P12 or used anything else? Thanks!

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:42 PM

try a GM dealership, they use that plug in a bunch of cars

I'm looking to change out my spark plugs for NGK Irridiums but can't seem to find the heat sync paste P12 anywhere local. Some places have Dennex (sp?) and I was wondering if this will work just as well? Anyone know who sells the P12 or used anything else? Thanks!



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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:32 PM

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:24 AM

So, nobody has changed their own sparkplug? If so, you paid $40 for a tube of the P12 from the dealer? C'mon folks there must be another simple solution to this.

I can't find any other ATV, Car, Snowmobile, etc. that requires you put this gunk on the plug. Is it even really necessary?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:50 AM

is this for the threads or the wire boot?

So, nobody has changed their own sparkplug? If so, you paid $40 for a tube of the P12 from the dealer? C'mon folks there must be another simple solution to this.

I can't find any other ATV, Car, Snowmobile, etc. that requires you put this gunk on the plug. Is it even really necessary?



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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:36 AM

is this for the threads or the wire boot?


It is for the paste on the threads. Can't find the paste anywhere but the dealer and it seems no other brand has the same properties.... Seems BRP is making a habit of requiring things you can only buy from them like oil (let's not go there!).

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:31 AM

It is for the paste on the threads. Can't find the paste anywhere but the dealer and it seems no other brand has the same properties.... Seems BRP is making a habit of requiring things you can only buy from them like oil (let's not go there!).


I like to use a very small amount of anti-sieze on spark plugs when they go into alumium heads but have never heard it called heat sync paste. Is your dealer service dept. using it and will they give you a MSDS for it? I would be interested to know how it is differnt from what we have used for years.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:10 AM

heat synic past is dialectric grease....auto parts, radio Shack...electronic stores

I like to use a very small amount of anti-sieze on spark plugs when they go into alumium heads but have never heard it called heat sync paste. Is your dealer service dept. using it and will they give you a MSDS for it? I would be interested to know how it is differnt from what we have used for years.



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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:20 AM

heat synic past is dialectric grease....auto parts, radio Shack...electronic stores

I have used both products but never used di-electric grease on a spark plug. I agree with the anti-seize being used for plugs in aluminium heads. It is high temp for plugs and don't think BRP has a momopoly on anti-seize grease. I also have never remove a plug out of a hot engine.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:41 PM

I have used both products but never used di-electric grease on a spark plug. I agree with the anti-seize being used for plugs in aluminium heads. It is high temp for plugs and don't think BRP has a momopoly on anti-seize grease. I also have never remove a plug out of a hot engine.


Almost all anti-seize compounds have a high metal content and behave as good heat transfer agents.
I think that any anti-sieze used would be OK :)

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:30 AM

The high metal content also conducts electricity. Be careful not to contaminate the electrode area of the plug or it may foul up performance.
John Wells in Hollidaysburg, PA

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:25 AM

everyone I know uses the copper based grease on their plugs and to my knowledge none of us has had any problems. (personaly used for the last 30 years plus).

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:55 AM

everyone I know uses the copper based grease on their plugs and to my knowledge none of us has had any problems. (personaly used for the last 30 years plus).


Me. too! But I always avoid getting it on the electrodes.
John Wells in Hollidaysburg, PA




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