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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question About Installing New Spark Plugs

If I install factory 41-103 ac delco spark plugs right out of the box without gapping them to specs will it cause misfire or loss of engine performance?
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ALWAYS check the Gap!
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how do you check the gap?
I use a gap tool. Should be able to pick one up at an auto parts store and there pretty cheap.

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Make sure you don't mess with the gap on Iridium plugs - lot's of OE's are going to those and the plug can get damaged if your not careful
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 01:28 PM
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/\ this. i just replaced my stock ones bc my cars spittin, and the gap went from.043 to .06 which is nuts. (BTW your delco gap needs to be.043)
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/\ this. i just replaced my stock ones bc my cars spittin, and the gap went from.043 to .06 which is nuts. (BTW your delco gap needs to be.043)
You must have read my mind, thanks for the gap info !
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i just put in those E3 diamond fire spark plugs. so far they're not too bad. i don't think i can gap those ones and from what i hear they're pretty good.
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In recent years I have always checked the gap but never found a plug that was out of spec...
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