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NGK G-Power gap size

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    flydex28 Senior Member

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    Ok so here is the issue... I need to change my spark plugs and got a new set of ngk g-power (BKR6EGP) plugs from NAPA. These are the same plugs I had before. The problem is I dont know the right gap size for them. the honda book i have says to never re-gap platinum plugs but the only gap size it gives is way bigger than these plugs come with. The guy at the local NAPA here is useless and is trying to tell me these plugs arent even listed for my car... even though their website says differently. I have a 92 civic with a B16SIR2. Does anyone know what the right gap for these plugs are?
     
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    i put went to NGKs website and plugged in a 2000 Si with the B16A2



    it says to run a 0.052" gap
     
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    well thats the number i saw on napas website too i believe.. it kinda wierded me out how the book was saying to never gap them. and on top of it the plugs in the engine now arent gapped that much... not sure what thats been doing for me. These plugs come out of the box at about .035 and need to go to .052. that seems like a big amount.
     
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    I'm not sure about g-powers (never heard of it), but i know on the R platinum and iridium they come pre gaped and you are under no circumstances to re gap them. Before or after they have been used. If you gap them they will foul out or crack pretty much immediately. I have experienced this on my OBD0 B16a. NGK recommends that if they are not the proper gap to take them back or toss em.
     
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    the g power should be pre gaped also
     
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    Great now im lost again.. I did purchase the ones napa recommended.. the regular style plugs but the entire plug itself was much longer than the platinums so I returned those. its funny because every plug in the box is at .035
     
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    just get regular NGK plugs... that is what is recommended in hondas manual.
     
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    NGK Spark Plugs USA

     
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    Grab these up if you are looking for .052

    NGK PFR6G-13

    Laser platinum pre gaped to .052
     
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    and for the shits and giggles of it i also ran a 95 del sol VTEC with the B16A3... it also is listed as taking a 0.052 gap

    then because i was bored i ran through just about every B and D series Honda or Acura engine and they pretty much all take either 0.044 or 0.052 gaps
     
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    well i guess i ll go ahead and regap them. Not too sure if laser platinum or iridium is really worth the price so i think ill stick with these. I also emailed the NGK tech form to see what they would say. It sounds like i should be good. Thanks for the help.

    http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/part_finder/car_truck_suv/results.asp
     
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    That's the main thing though, how is NAPA selling him a plug that is well under where it should be.

    I'm not sure where I read that you shouldn't gap them.. I'm gonna have to dig around. I guess if NKG says you can then it shouldn't be a problem :ph34r:
     
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    i heard the whole dont gap them thing too... but when i started noticing that fresh out of the box they were not even remotely close to the correct gap i looked a bit deeper and sure enough found that even NGK recommends gapping them to make sure they are correct

    i assume the do not gap thing is some old wives tale from back in the day that has been passed around so long it is just accepted as fact without anyone actually checking up on it

    :shrug:

    i always check mine and adjust them as needed
     
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    And thats what i was wondering.. in know pregapped doesnt mean a whole lot.. just seemed like a big difference.
    Well i read it in the chilton manual... cant remember if it was in the service manual. Im waiting to see what the ngk "tech" says.
     
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    LOL i watched the training videos on the ngk website and it says its ok.. he even gaps an iridium plug.
     
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    Well you ve been a big help you guys... thanks for the info.
     
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