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Denso plug K20HR-U11

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by linkfeeney, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Sep 27, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    is the plug already gap at .043?
    or I have to gap it myself up to that...
    what's the gap at when they come out of the box???
     
  2. Sep 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    YOu need to gap them yourself. Many dealers say the are "Pre Gapped", but this is not the case. Some may be close, but I have seen others way off.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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  4. Sep 27, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    well, I guess I need to go out and buy me one of those gapping thingy then.
    *sigh*
     
  5. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    dont use the coin gapper!! i was told u can ruin ur electrodes. i think Chris is the one who told me this. U have to buy the correct gapping tool. Someone will chime in. . .
     
  6. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    FWIW, I use the "Coin Gapper" often, and dont have an issue with electrode damage. Just do NOT use it to gap the plugs. Use a propper plug gapping tool. :)
     
  7. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    what's a proper plug gapping tool? any pics? thanks!
     
  8. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    One of these:
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    Used like this:



    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    man, thanks alot! does that disc thingy able to measure the gap too or it just gaps it?

    i also see that they are pretty darn cheap too!
     
  10. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    Some have markings for common gaps. Some dont. Better useing a gauge that has the propper markings for measuring the gap. Either a "coin" type gage, or a wire type will be fine.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    <sniff sniff> I'm smelling a new educational video in production. Bringing the gap up and/or down to the correct setting(s).

    ....and CUT.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    hey chris4x4
    the picture you showed on how to use it...
    I guess I have to shove the end piece into that L-bracket into the plug and it wil gap into .043 or I have to wiggle it a bit to make it a .043?

    I'm sorry I ask too many question, I wish I had hands on training so I wont F it up
    thanks!
     
  13. Sep 29, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Just use it like in the pic. Yes, you have to bend a little bit. Bend it, then check it, and repete until the correct gap is achieved.
     
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    Hi Chris....i know you is a pro lol...how do we gap a spark plug properly and what gaping tool should we buy??! The rest of us rookie garage mechanics appreciate your expertise.
     
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    Youtube video would be nice :)
     
  16. Dec 4, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    I just noticed above pics lol...No need to repeat yourself Chris haha, I'm a try this soon
     
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