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Old 14 Mar 2018, 06:54 pm
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I have reviewed this forum. What is a good spark plug for a 2006 manual touring model? (142K with 8.5 mm MSD wires) ?


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Old 14 Mar 2018, 07:27 pm
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A post such as yours is bound to lead to much debate and argument on the issue. But the stock plugs (Copper Champion) as listed on the upper radiator support has always done just fine for me and my PT.

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A post such as yours is bound to lead to much debate and argument on the issue. But the stock plugs (Copper Champion) as listed on the upper radiator support has always done just fine for me and my PT.

With .042 gap.
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With .042 gap.
What is your reference for that info? Or just a personal preference?
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I agree with ptcruisersteve. .042 for optimum engine performance.
Reference may be simply my postings and testing over the years o this and several other forums which include working on customers PT Cruisers (both turbo and normally aspirated) and also racing my own PT cruiser and testing the ignition systems on an oscilloscope as well WOT performance reading of spark plugs etc.! .
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According to information I obtained earlier today, Chrysler still recommends the .040 gap.
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According to information I obtained earlier today, Chrysler still recommends the .040 gap.
auh ok... lol
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For top performance I would listen to NitroPT.
I replaced my plugs last weekend and in 22 months, the gap had worn down from 0.044" to 0.055" so a 0.004" difference isn't going to matter too much.

I was hesitant doing this because the last time I followed a Youtube DIY and he removed almost all the hoses and plugs from the upper manifold before removing it. This time, I simply removed the big intake hose maybe 1-2 other hoses/plugs then removed the 5 front bolts, loosened the back bolt and bungee'd the manifold to the hood and pulled the plugs. It took about 5 minutes to get the manifold up and out of the way.
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auh ok... lol
My thoughts, exactly
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