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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 03:21 AM
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Saw your post, "bad gas mileage (4/30/00)" and wondered if you ever tried that side gapping tech. talked about? How did it work? Is it worth the trouble?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 03:51 AM
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--What the Huh? Side gapping? Me wanna know mo.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 01:08 PM
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Check the post "bad gas mileage (4/30/00)"

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 10:52 AM
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side gapping 101:

http://performanceunlimited.com/illu...parkplugs.html

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But, is it worth the time involved?

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Why not just try it and find out? The theory sounds about the same as indexing your plugs to get the electrode to face the fuel charge for better ignition. Is it better for performance? Probably, when you're trying to squeeze the last possible bit of power out of the engine. Will you notice it on your basically stock truck? Probably not, but if it doesn't hurt anything, you just learned a valuable lesson, and...best of all....you get to spend more time with your Bronco. Now that's living!

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I tried to side gap a couple of old plugs in one of my motocycles just for fun. I guess I didn't do it right because I couldn't get the bike to even run. When I put a standard plug back in, it ran fine. I gave up.

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AH-HA,
Never heard it called side gapping before.

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Re: Muddybronco

Yeah, I bought 8 plugs and used a Dremel with the cutting wheel. When I was done I realized I took off too much so I didn't ever put them in. I've got 8 more in the truck and I debating whether to grind them down or just put them back in as they come.

It's a Jeep thing? My Bronco thing will run over your little Jeep thing.

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 08:10 PM
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Went and bought some today, start grinding them tonight. Will post results tomorrow.

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