How much gap do you need for NGK Spark Plugs?

NGK recommends a round wire-style or pin gauge gap tool to measure the gap. If the gap must be adjusted, use a tool that only moves the ground electrode and does not pry between or against the electrodes. NGK also recommends adjusting the gap no more than +/- 0.008” from the factory preset gap.

Do you need to gap NGK Iridium spark plugs?

In most cases your Iridium Power plugs do not need to be gapped. Should you decide to re-gap your Iridium Power plug, use extreme caution as improper gapping may damage or destroy the Iridium center electrode or porcelain center.

Do you need to gap NGK iridium spark plugs?

What’s the difference between copper and iridium spark plugs?

Inspect your spark plug caps and replace if required. A regular spark plug uses a copper central electrode whereas an iridium spark plug uses, you guessed it, iridium. The metal in a spark plug has a single purpose: to channel the electrical energy through the spark plug.

Can a NGK spark plug be used on an outboard motor?

NGK spark plugs are original equipment on many outboard motors and are excellent replacements for everyday engine maintenance. Please view the application guide below. You may also find the NGK spark plug code helpful.

How big of a spark plug do you need for a motorcycle?

You’ll need a deep socket. A decent tool kit will have them. Don’t get confused between thread size and socket size. Motorcycle spark plug socket sizes are usually 16mm, 18mm or 20.6mm (21mm will do). Whereas the threads are usually 10mm, 12mm or 14mm.

Why does my spark plug not work on my bike?

If the plug has oil on it, then it’s oiling up and may not work efficiently, potentially causing a misfire or stuttering under hard acceleration. If it’s just dark or black the bike could be running too rich. A heavy accumulation of carbon on the nose can cause a leakage path to earth. This can cause misfires and poor engine starting.