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Apr 6, 2007 - i changed my spark plugs and feel my truck is running worse. i was told ... of the gap in my old plugs. any one know if that is the right setting or not? ... ps most Toyota plugs come pre gaped!! hehe!! ... 1992-86 L-4 22RE 1233 .032 9799 .... Flat Land Cruisers · NM- High Desert Cruisers · OK- Green Country ...
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.035 should work.
If you go to auto store to buy spark plugs, they will usually write the gap on the plug box.
If you have to look-up spark plugs in a little book in the automotive section of some store, hopefully the info will include the gap.
The gap I posted came out of an old Motors manual for your model year.
Try this, (old trick from my GTO). You can set the point gap fairly close using a matchbook with cylinder one at top dead center if I remember correctly. I remember the point gap being around .015 and a match book is around .012. You will see the points attempt to open if they are not adjusted right. I used my thumb over the spark plug hole to sense approach of cylinder then manually rotated crank and set the gap with a match book. This got it close enough to run and set the timing properly. Have someone bump the starter to rotate the engine (and remember to have them hold the clutch in or be in neutral if you have a manual). I hope I remembered this correctly.
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