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What's the recommended gap measurement when changing plugs and wires

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I believe it's .50 spark plug gap

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On my 1985 Chevy truck S10 I change spark plugs now it cranks over but it won't start


You may have put the wires back on in the wrong order. Just one wrong (= 2 wrong) is enough to do it. Otherwise, wrong plug type and/or you didn't set the gap when you installed them. (You _cannot_ put the plugs in "as found" in the boxes). The easiest "cheater" way to set the gap is to measure the gap on the old plugs with non-corrugated cardboard (like a "matchbook"), and set the gap the same on the new plugs. WARNING: Doing it that way will likely work, but the gap _will_ be wrong.

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When changing spark plugs I find it best to remove only one wire at a time. I remove the wire, change the plug, measure the old wire against the new wires, and replace the wire before moving to the next wire and plug. This way I do not have to know the firing order for the plugs.
Don't for get to check the plug gap.

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What is the gap needed for a 2010 Sportage 2.7


The spark plug gap? If you are using platinum or iridium plugs (recommended), do not measure the gap as you will damage the plug.

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I have a knock sensor and a 1 -misfire code. I recently gave my car a tune up and within a month i had a check engine light on. Can you tell me what i should check? Thanks


If you could elaborate a bit more on what was done to the car we could pinpoint the problem right away. However, typically a tune up is plugs, wires, cap, and filter. Given those four changes, I would point my finger at the plugs. Many of times spark plugs do not come pre-gapped. Meaning the distance between the metal and the electrode, white looking ceramic are not measured per spec. If you did not gap the plugs, I would recommend taking them out and adjusting the gap to spec. You can call the dealer and ask them for the recommended spec. I have attached a pic of a spark plug with an arrow indicating how the gap is measured. You will need a feeler gauge to measure the gap and adjust.rltofixya_3.jpg


Without proper gap the engine can/will misfire.

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Waht is the measurments for a spark plug on a bmw 740il


The gap is .032 if you use an aftermarket plug..

The recommended oem plug is pre-gapped and non adjustable (4 electrode)

If you have more questions.. please include year of car.. or engine model..

Best of luck!

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How to change spark plugs


I RECOMMEND DOING THEM ONE AT A TIME! YOU'LL PULL THE WIRE OFF THE OLD PLUG, REMOVE THE PLUG, (BE SURE THE GAP IS CORRECT ON THE NEW PLUG, OTHERWISE YOU'LL HAVE TO ADJUST THE GAP ON THE NEW PLUG! THIS CAN BE DONE USING A PLUG GAP GUAGE (OR FEELER GUAGE)! THEY ARE INEXPENSIVE, AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT ANY PARTS STORE! ONCE YOU HAVE THE GAP SET, YOU CAN INSTALL THE NEW PLUG, TIGHTEN IT DOWN, AND PUT THE WIRE BACK ON (YOU SHOULD HEAR A SLIGHT CLICK WHEN THE WIRE IS ATTACHED TO THE PLUG CORRECTLY! THEN MOVE TO THE NEXT ONE! DOING IT THIS WAY WILL INSURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT FIRING ORDER!

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What size and type are the replacement plugs and wires for the 1995 gtp(grand prix)?


I have used all brands of spark plugs over many years...the AC Delco Platinum tip proves best for your Grand Prix...also use high quality plug wires not the cheapest (do not recommend Bosch plugs or wires...many issues of breakdowns) Ask the parts person what the plug gap should be, and measure and confirm this on each plug prior to installation...also highly recommend you use anti-seize libricant on the threads of the plugs...also recommend use electrical lubricant when installing th new wires...best for sealing and future service:)

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Was wondering what the gap is on the spark plugs on 1999 f150


Why do you want to know you can't gap plugs anymore as that will break the modern plugs their pergapped and if you try to change the gap you'll break the plug so don't try it. They don't sell plugs that are gapped wrong and they break if you try to change the gap anyway. If the emissions sticker does'nt have a gap listed ( it probly doesn't ) the plugs that fit the truck can't be changed except by wear. 50 thou or more you might be able to measure the difference between a new plug and the ones in the truck. If your going to the troble of removing any put in new ones and new wires too.

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If you have spark at the coil then you have a good coil. You can't measure Ohm at a spark plug since it is alway open at the gap. But you can OHM measure a spark plug wire at both end. If you have nothing mean your wire is bad. You can swap one more wire to confirm a bad wire. If your wire is not bad then I recommend to replace both rotor and distributor cap. Good luck in locating the problem.

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1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC spark plugs and wires


A pair of decent long handled pliers/plug boot remover are recommended. apart from that, maybe some swivel pieces for the plug socket to get at funny angles.

recommend you:
- buy decent wires & plugs.

-put a dab of silicone on every wire boot to ensure easy fitting.

-Be verycareful when tightening the plugs so as not to crook the socket and crack the porcelain on the plug.

-Plugs should have a dab of copper grease or similar on the threads

-Plugs do not nee to be super tight, they have a compression washer at the base of the threads or a tapered thread fit that seals them well. only tighten them with a short length 3/8 ratchet not a big 1/2 inch - you'll strip the thread and regret that forever.

-Always make sure the wires dont touch the exhaust manifold and make them look like you just bought the vehicle, nice and straight and in tidy rows. You'll need a flat screwdriver, short, to undo enclosed plug wire harness mountings. be patient, they do unfasten ok once you suss em out.

-plugs are usually already correctly gapped. check them. gap can be check with Autozone or where u get the plugs from.Note the gap may be brand dependant - bosch platinum take a different gap to cheapo champions....

Hope you get a good job done
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Jan 07, 2009 | 1991 Lincoln Mark VII

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