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Old 16th August 2018, 23:08   #1921
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Reminds me of my dad setting plug gaps and distributor contact gaps! Nostalgia!

But yes, there is a set of feeler gushes in my box
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Old 16th August 2018, 23:56   #1922
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That's a very handy tool a must for any petrol engine owner.

Try getting Iridium plugs for GG. Ir plugs come pre-gapped at the factory and need not be adjusted. In fact adjustments increase the risk of damaging the fine Ir central electrode. For the same reason they should not be dropped.
I already have them, since 2016 IIRC.

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My observation with the plugs:

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2. NGK Iridium Plugs- This is one mod which was on my radar since ages. The only reason why I was reluctant to carry it out was because almost everyone said that its useless for a car like M800. I read somewhere that Parag Sir had used them on his Wagon-R, so I pinged him for more details. He made it extremely simple for me, that the lower end will improve a bit. And it was exactly the same- The reluctance of the engine with AC, specially in bumper to bumper traffic was gone for good, and the car felt more eager to pick up speeds.
Cost- Rs. 2,100 for 3 spark plugs. I got them from the NGK distributor in Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post4107602 (The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27)

To make sure they work optimally, I got new HT cables too.

I bought this feeler gauge mainly for adjusting tappets.

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Old 17th August 2018, 00:15   #1923
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I already have them, since 2016 IIRC. To make sure they work optimally, I got new HT cables too. I bought this feeler gauge mainly for adjusting tappets.
Very nice. Knowing the way you work I should have guessed you'd have moved GG to Ir plugs. If the ignitiion system is in top shape any car benefit from Ir. It's a fallacy to believe these plugs only benefit larger or luxury vehicles.

My car got a new set of Denso Ir plugs purchased directly from TKM at about 5K kms back in 2009. I tried NGK Ir but the engine seemed happier with Denso and the NGKs and the factory fitted standard Denso plugs were relegated to duty as spares. I think they are misplaced now. LOL At 100K kms between changes I won't need to fit new plugs any day soon. I'll always choose Ir plugs from now on. Fit em and forget.

Currently looking for NGK or Denso Ir plugs for my other old girl, the Palio 1.6. To some it may be like putting lipstick on a pig (that engine is still beautiful) but that car is overdue for a LOT of TLC including panel and paint work which shall be done after the rains possibly Nov/Dec. After last week's timing belt replacement, oil/brake fluid/coolant change and a discovery of a source of spares + a Fiat specialist my interest in her upkeep has been reignited.

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