All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Ask A Question Reply   
Author Message
 

contributions: 8
I am going to change the spark plugs in my 1997 Sable. The engine is the Vulcan.

I bought 6 AGSF32FM plugs. I do not have a guage but the gaps on all of them visually look consistant side by side.

The gap required for the car is .044.

The Parts Guy at my Ford dealer tells me that the mechanics don't bother gapping the plugs, and just pop them in.

Other people have told me to do so.

I have two questions: does anyone know the gap of the plug virgin out of the box? Is it .044?

Secondly, do you gap your plugs or no more?

Clarity is appreciated.


Share on FacebookShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on TechnoratiShare on TumblrShare on Google+
   
Reply with quote  
* Search   
 
User avatar

contributions: 2078
Images: 37
Location: Oregon
Always check the gap.

you don't know if someone has dropped the box in transit. The problem comes when you have to adjust the gap. Fine wire platinum or iridium plugs have a very fine tip. so don't damage the tip when you gap the plug. Use the gap tool that moves the ground electrode


   
Reply with quote  
 

contributions: 8
Found a gap tool. Out of the box gap was almost .060. Had to gap to .044.

If Ford is not gapping at the dealer, and putting them right in, we are all in trouble.


   
Reply with quote  
 
User avatar

contributions: 2078
Images: 37
Location: Oregon
yes, they are


   
Reply with quote  
Ask A Question Reply   

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Most Recent 
New Articles View the first 1997 Sable - Proper Wrench for EGR Tubing Nut

in Ford Cars

searchlight

5

1534

Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:59 pm

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first 1997 Mercury Sable - Easy to Replace Spark Plugs and Wires?

in Ford Cars

searchlight

1

1501

Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:13 am

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first '97 Mercury Sable-How to Refill Coolant After Overheating

in Ford Cars

PS85

1

312

Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:55 am

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first 1997 F-250 HD 7.3 powerstroke w/ turbo

in Ford Trucks

WithoutAwrench

1

716

Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:09 am

carriedi View the latest


All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]



Search for:
Jump to:  
Contact Us