Eco spark plug gap - Page 15 - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



Eco spark plug gap

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-04-2012, 11:21 AM   #141
better looking than geno
 
CoreyMS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Mississippi
Posts: 1,374
Thanked 271 Times in 169 Posts
Default

If you adjust a iridium tip spark plug the old school way, like a copper tip, it will be damaged. Just don't touch the center tip, its too fine and will break. There are a couple good instructional videos from NGK and Autolite on YouTube.
CoreyMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #142
2011 XLT XTR SCrew 4x4 EB
5 Year Member
 
BoostedFitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 470
Thanked 21 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I would guess the manual states that because of some people who use the gap gauge as a pry bar between the centre and ground electrodes. Definitely not the right way to open up the gap! You've got a good chance of completely bitching the centre electrode of you do that. My gauge (Mac tools) has a "window" that you hook on the ground electrode only and leverage off the ground electrode itself to open the gap.
BoostedFitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #143
2011 XLT XTR SCrew 4x4 EB
5 Year Member
 
BoostedFitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 470
Thanked 21 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Name:  image-2619969502.jpg
Views: 663
Size:  13.6 KB

Like this.
BoostedFitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #144
Senior Member
5 Year Member
Thread Starter
 
MadocHandyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Madoc, Ontario
Posts: 2,361
Thanked 277 Times in 193 Posts
Default

Pouring rain all day today. Went on a work shopping trip to the nearest city. There is one hill along the way that it always got the shudder on.
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Just climbed its way up in 6th without a glitch!
I really hope this is gone now. I think if it does develop the shudder again, I'll get a new set to have on hand but will certainly be checking the gap again.
MadocHandyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 09:15 PM   #145
Senior Member
 
Dodgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 231
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Hmmm not had any problems. But will give them check tomorrow see if any need to be brought down. So long as rain holds off.
Dodgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #146
Deer Slayer
 
sluggo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,584
Thanks: 0
Thanked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Still don't understand one thing. Sorry to sound dumb. But if I buy new replacement plugs based on what owners manual tells me will they automatically have the optimum gap we are looking for or will they need to be adjusted. Would like to just buy new plugs that are ready to be installed and don't need to be tinkered with. I'll read the entire thread again also in case this has already been mentioned. Thanks
sluggo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #147
F150Forum Sponsor - SCT Dealer! 614 620-5050
5 Year Member

iTrader: (9)
 
Franchi Motorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 17,073
Thanked 898 Times in 705 Posts
Default

Most likely will need adjusted but it's super easy to do
Franchi Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #148
Senior Member
 
NASSTY's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ME
Posts: 8,151
Thanked 1,572 Times in 1,167 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sluggo1 View Post
Still don't understand one thing. Sorry to sound dumb. But if I buy new replacement plugs based on what owners manual tells me will they automatically have the optimum gap we are looking for or will they need to be adjusted. Would like to just buy new plugs that are ready to be installed and don't need to be tinkered with. I'll read the entire thread again also in case this has already been mentioned. Thanks
It would be a good idea to check the gap before installing new plugs. Just buy a plug gapper. Gapping plugs may be the simplest job that you do on your truck. It's easier than removing or installing plugs.
NASSTY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #149
Deer Slayer
 
sluggo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 1,584
Thanks: 0
Thanked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Yeah I am seeing the other brands and part numbers now. I am running a Livernois tune and will probably set them around .032. Question though on how truck will run if I ever go back to just stock tune then. Seems gapping them down is mostly for those of us running tunes. Will the truck still run okay flashing back to stock with this smaller gap?
sluggo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #150
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
Deerhunter4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Amarillo, TX
Posts: 778
Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sluggo1
Yeah I am seeing the other brands and part numbers now. I am running a Livernois tune and will probably set them around .032. Question though on how truck will run if I ever go back to just stock tune then. Seems gapping them down is mostly for those of us running tunes. Will the truck still run okay flashing back to stock with this smaller gap?
Shouldn't be a problem. There are some here who have regapped without a tune with good results.
Deerhunter4 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
School Me On Eco Mods KOZ45 General F150 Discussion 7 09-19-2015 09:43 PM
Removing driver side head. What all do I need? slackattack 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 6 09-14-2015 07:43 PM
5.0L spark plug issues? Musky08 Maintenance Shop 0 09-14-2015 10:46 AM
Did a Tune Up WOW! LEBScrew13 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 18 09-04-2015 05:56 PM
2000 f150 4.6 v8 wdrdoctor Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation 10 09-04-2015 01:50 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 PM.


Copyright 2006 - 2016 F150Forum.com