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Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

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Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

Postby bayzil » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:57 pm

Hope this is in the correct section.

First time having a go at changing spark plugs...what is the best method to adjust the gap. I need to adjust up to recommended 1.1mm feelers set to 1.1wont fit the gap ... Do I just bend gently with pliers? :text-thankyouyellow:
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Re: Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:26 pm

No need to set the gaps these days..the 1.1 on the box is the gap it is already set to buddy...fit them straight out of the box.
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Re: Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

Postby bayzil » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:25 am

Mazda Mender wrote:No need to set the gaps these days..the 1.1 on the box is the gap it is already set to buddy...fit them straight out of the box.
M-m


what, even though the 1.1 on the feeler gauge is too thick for the gap? so still ok to fit straight out the box without adjustment? The plugs were from Autolink btw.
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Re: Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:37 am

Straight in.
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Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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Re: Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

Postby bayzil » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:05 pm

ok, that's easy then. Thanks for that appreciated.
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Re: Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Don't forget to smear a little copper grease on the plugs threads be fore screwing up home to help next time around for changing...and do not over tighten..
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Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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Re: Adjusting spark plug gap advice please.

Postby bayzil » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:42 pm

Mazda Mender wrote:Don't forget to smear a little copper grease on the plugs threads be fore screwing up home to help next time around for changing...and do not over tighten..
M-m


Good tip thanks copper grease it will be....I will torque the plugs to the recommended tightness... or is that absolutley necessary, or as you say just don't over tighten? Cheers. :text-thankyouyellow:
Eunos Roadster Mk1 1.6 1992 (J)
Silver 3L
15" alloys.
A big boys toy, not a daily driver. :auto-driving:

(Previously owned Mk1 1.6 VSpec 1992 (K). Sold then regretted it!!!!)

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