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I'm replacing spark plugs on an Escort GT 1.8L 16V Fuel injected

Are there any special "tips" I need to know in regards to replacing the spark plugs? As well, I don't have a torque wrench. Should I proceed?

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You dont need a torque wrench....ALWAYS remember to put antisieze on the threads of the new them to specs...screw them dowm until the gasket (little ring by the threads) contacts the head, and then 1/2 to 1 full turn more...they dont need to be super tight....just slightly more than "snug"

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