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Old 11-24-2001, 02:09 PM   #1
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Exclamation spark plug gap 2000 RS ??

having brain fart cant remember...throw me a bone!!

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Old 11-24-2001, 02:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-24-2001, 02:13 PM   #3
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Old 11-24-2001, 07:21 PM   #4
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I meant .039 to .042 btw.

oops. sorry ;-)
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Old 11-24-2001, 08:46 PM   #5
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oh no!!! I gapped them at half an inch!!!

the ngks usually dont need gapping but I just wanted to check, they where all at .040

thanks again.

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Old 11-24-2001, 09:40 PM   #6
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you can also look under the hood there will be a decal there with the correct gap range for the car
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Old 11-24-2001, 10:29 PM   #7
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i looked, given that im blind...I may have missed it, Its suppose to be on the obdII certification label under tune up specs, but it only gives you valve clearances, Ive noticed on jap cars they dont like to put the spec.

anyhoooo, should I say that in 9 days Ill be employed at a subaru dealer hehe

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Old 11-25-2001, 02:07 AM   #8
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doh... i went to pepboys and told him what car i had, and he said he had some Bosch Platinums... so i got them and put them in... i had a friend help me who had a socket set that would cover the job, and he said that i wouldn't need to set a gap... um do i? and how do i do that?

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Old 11-25-2001, 02:10 AM   #9
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Get a gap gauge and simply set it. My understanding is that at least in my car MY99, the gap is 0.044. The gap was very close to 0.044 out of the box, and I paid maybe $7 for the set of 4.
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Old 11-25-2001, 10:58 AM   #10
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I personally wouldnt put platinums, they are made for longevity not performance. Also you dont have platinums in there now.

the reason the gap is probably differnet on a 99 is cause it runs lower compression than a 2000/2000 *i think* its 9 to 1 DOHC and the 2000 are 10 to 1 with SOCH.

But I could wrong..

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Old 11-25-2001, 11:28 AM   #11
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The compression ratio on a 99 is 9.7:1. The compression ratio on a 00-01 is 10:1.

You can't really gap platinum spark plugs, especially those platinum +4's.

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Old 11-25-2001, 12:00 PM   #12
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You can't really gap platinum spark plugs, especially those platinum +4's.
Sure you can! (and need too).

I agree about the platinum +4's though. those can be gapped by the user.
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Old 11-25-2001, 12:01 PM   #13
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you can also look under the hood there will be a decal there with the correct gap range for the car
No there isn't...


Its in the serv manual though.
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Old 11-27-2001, 04:36 PM   #14
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Opps.....

Well, it's run much smoother than before, so i'm pretty sure that the gap is close... But am gonna get NGK's and replace them when i get me a good wire set... i got time..

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Old 11-28-2001, 12:57 PM   #15
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I got a set of NGKs the other day and the gap was set at .036 and I checked on the webpage and it said to gap them to .044 so thats what I did.
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I bought some NGK BKR6E-11's today and I have a 2002 2.5 RS, will I need to regap them?
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Old 02-26-2002, 06:27 PM   #17
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holy wow, where did this thread come from...hehe

but yes you should ALWAYS check the gap

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Old 02-26-2002, 06:35 PM   #18
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Gap every set of plugs you buy, even if they are claimed to be "pregapped."

Wow, did it take me a *long* time to type that response or what? Jay beat me to it .


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Old 02-26-2002, 08:55 PM   #19
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fear my fast fingers...lol I cant believe someone actually searched and dug up this thread....

the search is ALIVE! lol

originally posted by McDade on 11-24-2001

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Old 02-27-2002, 01:20 AM   #20
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Should it be tight against the gapping tool or loose when youre measuring?
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not so tight that you can't get it out but not to loose to go to the next one.
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lol I cant believe someone actually searched and dug up this thread....
Well its happened again

Im looking for hte correct gap for MY98 RS I assume its going to be .044 or close to that since the compression is similar to the MY99 I believe but I would like to make sure.

I checked the owners manual under spark plugs and it told me a lot of nothing. I called a subaru dealership and they said they didnt know because their plugs come pregapped... (which scares me a little)

I will be running NGK's heat range 8 plugs as soon as i find out hte correct gap
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IIRC, .044, sounds right, I think its a may be a little differnet, cause 98's are DOHC.

Call a different subaru dealer, cause no spark plugs come pre-gapped, even if they say they are pre-gapped, you must always check'em .

for all the non-believers...again I say THE SEARCH IS ALIVE! LOL

ill try and find out what the gap is from my friend who still works at the subaru dealer I did..his name is Booster on the board.

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Old 03-27-2002, 06:49 PM   #24
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thanks


also any idea what i should set my Fuel Pressure Riser at ? I want to put it in but dont know what to set it at so im waiting.
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scientist**Actually it's .039-.043... huhoy!!!**scientist

Actually you could be right, but that's what I got off of Ravensblade-impreza on the tech specifications. It doesn't really matter I was just being a nerd
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