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Old 08-03-2007, 03:44 AM   #1
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Well...Today I was driving and all the sudden, the car died. I pulled over at a seven eleven and I cant figure out what is giong on. I check the IC piping, the Bipes connections, looks for oil, didnt find nothing. well eventually, ten minutes later, i found that the Pipe off the Throttle Body poped off. Well before I figured this out, i was reving the car and what not, and saw black smoke ( thank god it wasnt white ) So, then I found the culprit and tightened it up. Now it missed fired. I drove it home and found One foul plug. I know Plan on getting some new NGK's Tommorrow. I have a few questions
1. Is .030 a good gap for turbo'd car plugs?
2. Missfiring, does it run on one less cylinder or does the foul plug fire, but not as strong?
3. Do I just buy regular NGKS (Iradium/Platnum) and gap them, Or is there a specific "colder" plug that I need to buy?
I didnt even know there was cold plugs and hot plugs.
Sorry for the headache guys
Thanks

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:24 AM   #2
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get BKR7Es and just throw them in.


stop breaking your car. you are officially the new RicanRacer....
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just throw them in.
As in don't even worry about gapping them?
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:19 AM   #4
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because they come pregapped.
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FWIW, the BKR6Es I just bought were between .040 and .048. I'd still gap 'em yourself.
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well glad it took you 7 months for that.....
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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On another note: Slidin is the first person I've seen with a negative feedback total...

I love thread resurrections.
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I used the search function (gasp!)

It tends to bring up some old threads.
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Did You Know? the search function has a date criteria.
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*sigh*

So what, then, is the date limit for contributing to a topic? I though maybe since information about plug gap is still as relevant today as it was last August that it might not hurt to throw my two cents in.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:10 PM   #11
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so, did you search just to add .02c?
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Nope. Searched to find a recommendation for plug gap, came across this thread during said search, noticed a post claiming NGKs come pre-gapped (supposed to, anyway), noticed mine were not only gapped too large for our needs as they came, but the gap was inconsistant. I then proceeded to post my findings on the interweb for the good of the community.

Didn't think it'd be that big of a deal..
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