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Old 07-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #661
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i am the biggest skeptic on the internet, but i have seen a 3mpg city increase after re-gapping my plugs. i dont expect anyone to believe me, but like i said i am the biggest skeptic out here on the webernitz and i probably wouldn't believe any of you if you mentioned it on this forum.
I'd believe it if they had been gapped at .60 like the front teeth of a blind date I had once.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #662
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I'd believe it if they had been gapped at .60 like the front teeth of a blind date I had once.
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Just put a new set in mine with 35,000 miles on it. Gapped to .30 and even though I was getting incredible mileage already it still went up a bit.
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I just went out and checked all my gaps because my MPG sucks (15 highway and 11 city) and the truck only has 2,300 miles on it.

The gaps all appeared to be fine (around 0.32 from the manufacturer) however I did notice that each one (everyone looked identical to the photos below) had a lot of carbon on it (photos below). Does that look normal for a 2013 Eco with only 2,300 miles on it?

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #665
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I just went out and checked all my gaps because my MPG sucks (15 highway and 11 city) and the truck only has 2,300 miles on it.

The gaps all appeared to be fine (around 0.32 from the manufacturer) however I did notice that each one (everyone looked identical to the photos below) had a lot of carbon on it (photos below). Does that look normal for a 2013 Eco with only 2,300 miles on it?

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My plugs look exactly like that with over 33,000 miles on it.

I started re-gapping my plugs today and the 3 I've done look actually pretty good as far as carbon buildup goes. Surprising, I thought they would look like ***. Gapping is off but consistent. So far I've started the truck after doing 3 out of 6 and it already idles nicer. We'll see how it goes! So far it's been fairly easy, and I've already done the awkward side. (passenger's side)
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I just went out and checked all my gaps because my MPG sucks (15 highway and 11 city) and the truck only has 2,300 miles on it.

The gaps all appeared to be fine (around 0.32 from the manufacturer) however I did notice that each one (everyone looked identical to the photos below) had a lot of carbon on it (photos below). Does that look normal for a 2013 Eco with only 2,300 miles on it?

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Pristine (aka normal)

The "carbon buildup" that develops on the ring of the plug shell which everyone thinks is bad, will be present after starting the engine once. A better method to judge the state of a spark plug is to inspect the ceramic insulator nose (the white part surrounding the firing tip), the ground electrode strap, and the porcelain insulator on the body of the plug for cracks or carbon/deposits which can short the coils to the block.
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Corey if you got time get that video made haha... I haven't even looked where the plugs are on these v6s I think a video would be much appreciated by some of us, as well as what tools you used. I hate not having the right extension or socket after starting a project...
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Corey if you got time get that video made haha... I haven't even looked where the plugs are on these v6s I think a video would be much appreciated by some of us, as well as what tools you used. I hate not having the right extension or socket after starting a project...
Lol okay!

Give me til the weekend and I'll try to find time.
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Corey if you got time get that video made haha... I haven't even looked where the plugs are on these v6s I think a video would be much appreciated by some of us, as well as what tools you used. I hate not having the right extension or socket after starting a project...
Seriously, if you pop the engine cover and see the coil packs; half the job is complete.

These plugs are a no-brainer.
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Seriously, if you pop the engine cover and see the coil packs; half the job is complete.

These plugs are a no-brainer.
I've never taken a spark plug out in my life and these were easy as hell. Sat up on the frame rail at the top of the rad and just did them one at a time. Such a breeze.

Idles great now!
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