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Old 25 Mar 2006, 02:42 pm
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Hello, I have a 2003 Honda CR-V. According to the tune-up specifications my
spark-plug gap should be 0.039-0.043. Does this mean I can gap it anywhere
in-between these two points, or is there a specific gap?

Thanks,

Nino Nospam


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Old 25 Mar 2006, 02:51 pm
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Nino NoSpam wrote:
> Hello, I have a 2003 Honda CR-V. According to the tune-up specifications my
> spark-plug gap should be 0.039-0.043. Does this mean I can gap it anywhere
> in-between these two points, or is there a specific gap?


If you subtract .039 from 0.43, divide by 2 and add the result to .039
you will have the specific gap.
Anyhow from what I heard you should use the flat round gap measurer
instead of the wire type measurer.
Hope that helps.

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Old 26 Mar 2006, 11:36 am
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Nino NoSpam wrote:
> Hello, I have a 2003 Honda CR-V. According to the tune-up specifications my
> spark-plug gap should be 0.039-0.043. Does this mean I can gap it anywhere
> in-between these two points, or is there a specific gap?


Nope, that's exactly what it means. If you can gap it to within less
than 4-thousandths of an inch, good on ya.


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Old 26 Mar 2006, 02:11 pm
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Nino NoSpam wrote:
>
> Hello, I have a 2003 Honda CR-V. According to the tune-up specifications my
> spark-plug gap should be 0.039-0.043. Does this mean I can gap it anywhere
> in-between these two points, or is there a specific gap?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nino Nospam


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There's four THOUSANDTHS of an inch between those two settings.
:-) (It takes into account that your feeler gauge might be worn or just
CHEAP) :-)
Just use the specified NGK's (from Canadian Tire) and check that they
are CLOSE to the spec and you'll do FINE. Use BOSCH and it will be as
reliable as a Volkswagen.

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Old 26 Mar 2006, 02:52 pm
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"Nino NoSpam" <Nino.NoSpam@unsubscribenews@shaw.ca> wrote in
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> Hello, I have a 2003 Honda CR-V. According to the tune-up
> specifications my spark-plug gap should be 0.039-0.043. Does this
> mean I can gap it anywhere in-between these two points, or is there a
> specific gap?
>




What you need are plugs gapped at either 1.0mm or 1.1mm. 1.1mm is more
commonly available.

If the number of the plug ends in "-11", then the plug is pregapped to
1.1mm. If there is NO number at the end, the plug is not pregapped to a
specific figure.

NGK example of pregapped plug:
BCPR6EP-11

Denso example of pregapped plug:
K16TR11

Do NOT re-gap plugs that have been pregapped unless they're been dropped.


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Old 29 Mar 2006, 07:15 pm
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TeGGeR® wrote:

> If the number of the plug ends in "-11", then the plug is pregapped to
> 1.1mm. If there is NO number at the end, the plug is not pregapped to a
> specific figure.


Wow, I never realized that... that's some handy info!


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