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Is the spark plug on my new snow blower already set to the .30 gap at delivery?

I am having a very hard time getting the plug out to check the gap- hard to reach and almost seems tilted- plug wrench hardly moves it?

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It,s already set to specs when u buy it u need to call The service center or store where was bought...being new u should not do anything to some thing new and still under warranty

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