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Old 05-01-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Spark plug gap

I plan on tackling some of 30k service this weekend, including the plugs. I am going to pick up a set of OEM plugs from NAPA. Would it be prudent to check the gapping on these? I understand they come pre-gapped, but I guess it wouldn't hurt. What is the gapping for OEM plugs for a 2001 2.7 base? I searched both here and renntech but came up empty handed. Thanks.

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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Exclamation Gap check important

Even with best of shipping protection, boxes are often not handled with the best care, and gaps could be changed. I would also make sure you got the correct heat range plugs as there was a recommended change from Porsche. 6-7.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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I got the Bosch Platinum +4 spark plugs from NAPA. Order #4417 and stock number (?) of 0 242 235 626-05P. I do not see a heat rating on them or the box. Are these ok? And I haven't changed spark plugs since my '87 Fiero GT, but at the end of your post, the 6-7 is the heat range, not the gap, right?
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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Smile smarter folks then me helped out

If you are going to change your plugs, as I just did, go to my post(in technical section) of 04/20/2007; where I asked for help on this very subject.
I got great advice as you will see. If you have not done this before on the Boxster, I would encourage you to go through the posts as there are a number of good ideas that will make your tasks easier.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:34 PM   #5
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Check out this site for maintenance

http://www.theschillings.com/boxplugs.htm

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