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Old 06-17-2004, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What does the gap need to be when I put in new spark plugs? I just bought some new ones and it said on the package that I need to set the gap. I have the tool to do it but I just need to know how big the gap needs to be.
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Your owner's manual has the proper gap. The data plate in the engine compartment also has the info.
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i just buy the ones that are right to begin with
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Good point. When you but the proper ones, gapping is usually unrequired!
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I thought you were suppose to double check the gap before you install to make sure they wern't bent during shipping?
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I would check my owners manual but the previous owner of my car didnt give it to me with the car. Where would I find the setting on the engine compartment? ghead
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But yeah, i bought the ones that are for my 325is. So does this mean I dont have to gap them?
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Always check the gap! I have found that with the right plugs, the pre-gap was damn accurate!
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i just buy the ones that are right to begin with
right choice CiscoKid. not to mention the trouble of having to perfectly gap four ends of a +4 plug.
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