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Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by colnago, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. colnago

    colnago In Maximum Overdrive

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    Hey, is it okay to have a plug gap of 0.000"? This is a good example of
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    why you need to check everything when buying a classic. She runs much better with the gap set at 0.035!

    Joseph
     
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  2. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    When others work on your car, you have to check the work.
    When you work on your car, check twice.
     
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    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Good find. Pull that plug again and make sure it is not closing up again. Was that the only one?
     
  4. colnago

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    Seemed to be. This was #7. Number eight was probably 0.025 - 0.030, but the others seemed okay. I also noticed today that there is only water in the radiator, so I'll drain that out tomorrow, when I do the oil change.

    Joseph
     
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    MaxInValrico In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Modern tolerances are very small.
     
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    Collapsible Discharge Ignition?
     
  7. 72GTVA

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    Somebody dropped a plug on the concrete when servicing or changing plugs, picked it up without examining it, and put it in. Seen that more than once. JMO.
     
  8. colnago

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    She's a completely different ride with the new plugs. You'd think the PO would have noticed that. These weren't ancient plugs, but they weren't new, either. Oh, well, all better now.

    Joseph
     
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    maybe that is why he sold it.
    Did a tune up and it ran worse. Figured it was done.
     

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