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Double J
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Dec 17, 2007, 2:11 PM

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i read a lot of posts where its mentioned that spark plugs were replaced....got me thinking about something that i have run into often.....as recently as a week ago.....i see where people replace spark plugs and never check or gap
them at all.....always told by parts store clerk that they come pregapped....never - ever rely on that ..heck how many people have handled them before you.....always check the gap and gap correctly to manufacturers specs.you'll be glad you did.....plug gapper tool at autozone is like a buck or so......
recently had a friend try to tune up his car,called me ...it was runnin rough,hesitating...stated he "just put in plugs and wires so thats not it..."i pulled the plugs,2 gapped correctly,2 were off ,1 was damn near closed..one wasn't replaced at all....i cleaned them and regapped correctly....reinstalled then we repaired what was wrong with the car....distributor cap and rotor....yes he would have needed plugs anyway-they were fouling out from the faulty cap....just wanted to share with you all....ran into this for years...
i was happy with this tho....cuz he caused 3 things to happen
1- further problem with driveability
2- his wife got mad at him...
3- increased my cash flow...wouldn't take NO for an answer....


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 17, 2007, 2:55 PM

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I'll go one further for the plugs. If the package is damaged I won't take it or if I have to or one is much different than others I'll mark which one it went to as the most likely problem if there's a problem. Easy to check and should always be done - good one,

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