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1996 328: How much gap should i set it to. I'm installing NGK plugs

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you should have the proper gap tool in the tool box in the trunk

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the gap should be 0.028 inches to 0.032 inches (0.7-0.8 milimeters)

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you should have the proper gap tool in the tool box in the trunk
???? What tool?


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Originally posted by bitcore+Sep 17 2004, 05:08 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bitcore @ Sep 17 2004, 05:08 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Furious@Sep 17 2004, 08:53 AM
you should have the proper gap tool in the tool box in the trunk
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maybe a feeler gauge

you shouldn't use a feeler gauge on new spark plugs, you should use a round-wire type gapping tool, the proper one should go through with a little drag, make sure to try one size smaller and one size bigger, the smaller should go through easily, and the bigger one shouldn't go through at all, also never bend the center electrode and don't bend the side electrode too far, the bending tool should come with the gauge, it does on most

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Still nothing.
I have plyers, a screwdriver, the tow bolt, and the rod that helps you mount the tires.

Oh shit.. Where's my wheel lock?!?!


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Still nothing.
I have plyers, a screwdriver, the tow bolt, and the rod that helps you mount the tires.

Oh shit.. Where's my wheel lock?!?!
we're talking about spark plugs not wheels

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I know but I was just saying my wheel lock is missing... and those are the contents of my trunk's kit. No spark plug gaping device to be found of any sort.


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