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About a month ago my car was running ruff so i pulled over and one of the sparkplug wires where off i hooked it back up and it ran good for a month. now its running ruff like that and all the wires are tight i changed the plugs and wires i think the plugs are suppose to be gapped at .060 i thought they where pre gapped when i put them in they looked like they had a eigth inch gap . after all its running ruff could the gapping cause it to run that ruff idk what to do

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Yes ..that is a huge gap are you sure that the gap is 60 usally there at 32-46 but def. this could be the cause to your problem

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