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Old 06 Nov 2016, 11:28 am
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Hi Guys,

I was just looking at some plugs on the Napa site for an 03 turbo and they list some platinum plugs with a gap of .050. I thought it was .040? What's up?
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 11:48 am
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It was once .050in for the non-turbo but Chrysler changed that to .040in about 2004. The gap for the Turbo cars should be between .035 and .042.
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 01:11 pm
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Hmmm, seems odd that they would still list it as .050.
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 01:26 pm
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You can go to Google and type in "what is the spark plug gap for a turbo PT" and see all the responses including all of Cruiserlinks replies to other threads on the same topic.
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 01:28 pm
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I don't disbelieve you. It just seems odd.
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 02:43 pm
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You will see the same thing with the requirement for HOAT antifreeze and ATF +3 transmission fluid. It's outdated info but still out there and followed by some.
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Old 06 Nov 2016, 03:05 pm
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I see, thanks.
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Old 07 Nov 2016, 08:00 am
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I gap mine at .042. Runs great. Of course, I use the OEM style Champion Copper Core plugs and not some aftermarket mult-tipped quadruple platinum, chromium gold excalibur plugs. LOL
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Old 07 Nov 2016, 11:16 am
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I gap mine at .042. Runs great. Of course, I use the OEM style Champion Copper Core plugs and not some aftermarket mult-tipped quadruple platinum, chromium gold excalibur plugs. LOL

Hey! What's wrong with aftermarket mult-tipped quadruple platinum, chromium gold Excalibur plugs?

While they cost five times as much and last about one fifth as long, they make my engine "feel pretty".

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Old 07 Nov 2016, 12:32 pm
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on cars like the PT i generally gap on the small side because it'll open a bit with age.



mine looked like this when i changed them. i expected new plugs and wires to make it run like a raped ape. unfortunately new properly gapped plugs made absolutely no difference in performance, fuel economy, idle smoothness, how quickly it started, etc.
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