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Old 28 Mar 2015, 08:58 am
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Hi everyone,

What are the best spark plug wires and plugs ? Should I gap at 0.40?
Do I need 8.5 mm ? Should I replace the intake manifold gaskets?

I've been using Mobil1 extended oil and filter. My PT has 105k and is a 2006 type B engine. Or should I use the regular Mobil-1 oil 5-30w.
Thank you for advice in advance ,

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Old 28 Mar 2015, 10:12 am
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Hi everyone,

What are the best spark plug wires and plugs ? Should I gap at 0.40?
Do I need 8.5 mm ? Should I replace the intake manifold gaskets?

I've been using Mobil1 extended oil and filter. My PT has 105k and is a 2006 type B engine. Or should I use the regular Mobil-1 oil 5-30w.
Thank you for advice in advance ,

Phillip
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Stock champions are fine.
.040 is fine ( I went 0.038, because gap will increase with time).
I like Crane wires.
I don't think you can go wrong with Mobil1 - I am not sure the extended performance is worth it.
How often you change the oil? I have changed every 5,000 miles with Mobil 1 and at 121,000 + miles, use zero oil.
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If you use a single electrode spark plug the gap is best set .038 -.042.

If you are only a daily drive and want the best spark (kernal) formation in the combustion chamber use higher gap settings.

It is true that as a spark plug wears it will increase y the gap but you really should be replacing your spark plug long before this ever begins. Spark plugs are cheap, easy to replace and have a large effect on the engine general running characteristics and optimum MPG.

For spark plug wire spend wisely get a good name brand like MSD or Crane stay away from advertising hyp about what some manufactures claim about their wires.

I personally use Mobil 1.
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If you use a single electrode spark plug the gap is best set .038 -.042.

If you are only a daily drive and want the best spark (kernal) formation in the combustion chamber use higher gap settings.

It is true that as a spark plug wears it will increase y the gap but you really should be replacing your spark plug long before this ever begins. Spark plugs are cheap, easy to replace and have a large effect on the engine general running characteristics and optimum MPG.

For spark plug wire spend wisely get a good name brand like MSD or Crane stay away from advertising hyp about what some manufactures claim about their wires.

I personally use Mobil 1.
That goes for the hype about spark plug "gimmicks", also, like multiple electrodes. The best you will get buy spending more on spark plugs like iridium is longer life, not better spark.
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Yes Don, unless you use exotic fuels ,propane, or nitrous oxide.
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