What would be the proper gap setting on traditional plugs
What would be the proper gap setting on traditional spark plugs when installing then rather than platnum plugs. Ford, tarus, 2005 U engine. I have autolite104 plugs and champion rs14yc6 plugs and can install either. OM states .054 but I doubt this seriously. Would like to gap them at .032 but don't know the results. Jigger
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did you properly "gap" the spark plugs? many spark plugs have to have the ends properly "gapped" before installation, by using a "gapping" tool/wheel to properly space the arc gap to the correct distance.
if the plugs were properly gapped, or already came pre-gapped out of the box for your specific vehicle, then you may have air getting into the cylinders around the spark plugs. were you careful to properly tighten the spark plugs straightly into place, or is there a chance that you left one loose, or, even worse, cross-threaded one of the spark plugs?
If you're replacing the spark plugs in your car
engine, you'll need to set the gap before reseating the
spark plug. The gap is the distance electricity arcs between the ground
electrode and center electrode. The gap must be set correctly to ensure
maximum performance. Here's how to set the gap of a spark plug.
Remove the spark plug wires. Use a socket wrench to remove the spark plugs from their chambers.
Clean the spark plug if you are not replacing it with a new one. Remove all dirt and debris from the spark plug.
Check the owner's manual for your car (or any appliance with spark plugs) to find out the recommended gap setting.
Use a gap tool to check the gap of the spark plug. Slip the
tool between the ground electrode and center electrode. The gap tool
should fit snugly at the recommended gap width indicated on the tool.
Push the tool between the electrodes a few times to ensure
proper gap. If the gap is too wide, push the ground electrode firmly
against a flat surface to narrow the gap and then check again with the
Repeat Step 5 as necessary until you reach the correct gap. Reseat the spark plug and reattach the spark plug wires
Make:MAZDA Model: MPV Year:1996 Engine: V6 - 3.0L - FI - - GAS Champion / Traditional spark plug / Part Number RC12MC-4 /OE GAP .044" Note: w/SOHC (Original Equipment Manufacturer and/or Original Equipment Equivalent) Take care