- Feb 16, 2010
Hello everyone, I'm new here to the site and have a question. Most likely the first of many!!! Just purchased a 2004 V-6, auto with 105K. Lot of miles, but the car is in really nice shape. Going to start out with some routine maintenance including new air and fuel filters, oil change and new plugs. Someone has told me that the plug threads can easily be stripped since they are aluminum and even more so because of the high miles. True? If so, any tips or tricks to prevent it from happening? The repair manual says to make sure the engine is cool before removing the plugs and to use anti-seize on the threads of the new plugs. Any other thoughts? Thanks in advance for your replies.