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    Spark Plug Removal every 25 hrs. !!!!

    I have 58 hrs on new Ultra 250 X and needed to replace the plugs. Took ski to Dealer and they broke 1 of them and said I was suppose to remove them at 25 hrs and put anti seize on the threads. However they called Kawi and Kawi is going to do full warranty on pulling head etc. I saw no reason to clean the plugs because the ski was perfect. Be advised to pull plugs every 25 hrs and put on anti seize. Kevan


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    Cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevan View Post
    I have 58 hrs on new Ultra 250 X and needed to replace the plugs. Took ski to Dealer and they broke 1 of them and said I was suppose to remove them at 25 hrs and put anti seize on the threads. However they called Kawi and Kawi is going to do full warranty on pulling head etc. I saw no reason to clean the plugs because the ski was perfect. Be advised to pull plugs every 25 hrs and put on anti seize. Kevan

    They are just trying to make you think they gave you something or did something special for you. Either way it is warranty.

    David

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    As far as I know, its not in the manual.

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    A friend had the same thing happen on his 15F. Plug broke inside head. Repair was not covered under warranty. Very good idea to pull plugs and grease plug threads.

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    Owners Manual page 117

    Clean and gap spark plugs (replace if necessary) Every 25 hrs.

    In order to clean spark plugs and gap them you have to remove them!!

    However they don't say to put anti seize on the threads and they don't tell you if you don't there is a good chance the plugs will seize to the head!!

    Dealer says it is an aluminum head that causes this problem.

    I guess I learned the hard way here and lucky Kawi is doing warranty here !!!

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    dealer broke, dealer fix

    oh yeah..find a new dealer too

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    VERY common...

    the 4-stroke yamahas also..

    kawi and yamaha just had to use those scrawny 10mm threaded spark plugs...

    problem is... most people over tighten spark plugs, and the 10mm plugs are not very forgiving of that.... snug and 1/4 turn and leave it... see so many people cranking them little plugs in there..

    that's besides the fact that they aren't using anti-size on the threads too...

    done about 10 of them at our shop this summer.. broken plugs in the head.. all but one of them we got out with an EZ out... the other the head had to be pulled and brought to a machine shop

    and right now i have a green 08 ultra 250 at the shop that came in last friday for a winterization that i can't get the #4 plug out... have tried cooling the plug... have tried micro torching the plug tip and letting the heat disipate to the cylinder head around it and pull the heat out of the plug and still no go... this one is locked in there good... and they aren't the original plugs.. some other hack was in there at it's 10 hour service, and now i'm trying to winterize it and get this overtightened plug out of there that has no antisieze

    i just dont wanna be the one to just crank on it with my fingers crossed and be the one to snap the plug in there if no one wants to stand behind the repair

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    trying washing in some neversiz with something like PB blaster or just penetrating oil-let it sit for a day then work it back & forth

    later cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip View Post
    trying washing in some neversiz with something like PB blaster or just penetrating oil-let it sit for a day then work it back & forth

    later cd
    yea i filled it with PB blaster overnight... i keep rocking it back and forth. it absolutely bottoms out at the same point no matter what..

    one of the other plugs gave me a problem... it came out eventually.. with metal filings all over the threads, but it came out...

    we'll see!

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