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Old 05-06-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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Sparkplug Gap Settings

I just wanted to start a thread about different sparkplug gap settings for the SVT Focus.

Myself I've just installed the Performance Distributors coil and set my gap at .060 instead of .065 ran it like that for a couple hundred miles and then changed it. I curently have the gap set at .080 and I'm planning to runn that the next couple thousand miles , and take another look at them.


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Wow, 80?? why that big? i just did the .65 and my car runs fine.
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I just thought Id give it a try. I actualy had no problems with the stock coil and plugs set at 55 if I remember corectly.

Ihad read a post in the FI forum about the coil that tom chimed in on basicly that you could gap the plugs at .065 with the stock coil for NA. So with that I'm thinking more power in the coil more spark. From reading about the performance distributors I gather that they are only better becouse you can gap the plugs more and get a little beter combustion.
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Old 05-08-2005, 05:54 PM   #4
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.080

.080 I believe this is just too far for the gap. I ran this for a couple hundered miles and seemed fine in mild driving and possibly better MPG, but I had a stutter in 2nd gear around 6-7k rpm and I think it was the spark but I did not have the Diablo on the car dataloging at the time. So when I get back under the hood in a day or two I'll probably close the gap to .070 I would try .075 but I don't have the guage size for that
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