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 Post subject: Spark Plug Gaps
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:54 am 
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According to the repair manual for my Ford Falcon AU Forte 1999

It says that the correct spark plug gaps should be:

4.0L 1.0 - 1.1 mm
5.0L 1.3 - 1.4 mm
4.0L Gas 0.9 mm

Two Questions:

1. Why do spark plugs electrode gaps have to be different?

2. What is the reason why the gap should be smaller for Gas as opposed to Petrol?



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 Post subject: Re: Spark Plug Gaps
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:15 am 
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LPG is more dense that Fuel and requires a 'fatter stronger spark'

By closing the gap the spark is thicker and travels less.

Also as LPG burns dry, the combustion chamber gets hotter and it is best to run a longer electrode ie: colder plug.

Google sparkplugs or something Im sure there's a few hundred pages describing why there's different gaps.



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