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Which way does the spark plug gasket go???

I feel like a dork asking this, but I got some Motorcraft spark plugs for our Twisted wedge heads and the plugs come with that little metal ring type gasket. The gasket is not on the plugs, just loose in the box and I'm not sure which way it goes. I'm not sure how to explain it, but the gasket is a hair larger in diameter on one side than the other, so I don't know if you put the wider side against the plug or against the head. Please tell me which way it goes and then proceed to laugh at me!!! How would you like to have me working on your car??


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Wider side goes against the plug.

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The white porcelain part of the plug goes away from the head also..
Lefty loosey, righty tighty...


haha J/K bud!

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Wider side goes against the plug.
Thanks!!

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The white porcelain part of the plug goes away from the head also..
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haha J/K bud!
I knew someone would get a kick out of my question! That explains why I couldn't get the plug boot started over the threaded end of the plug!

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The flat side of the washer goes against the plug, and the convex side (that crushes) goes against the head ---- just like an oil plug washer.

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...can we watch you while you work on my car....????



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I have gone down the road that you are only now about to travel.
tires are the great equalizer
a degree wheel, EIGHT INCH dial caliper & adjustable pushrods should be just as normal as a 1/2" wrench in your toolbox
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I dont have no washers, dat okay?

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Sure, But I will have to charge you, and no laughing out loud either.

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