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Old 11-13-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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11-13-17 Monday the 13th Workchat

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Twas good. Chilly, but managed to get a lot accomplished.
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cleaned the car up and replaced the bank 1 sensor 2 02 sensor for it to only throw a cel again!!! then it ******* rained this morning and the cars dirty again.....
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Oh, and stupid asu lost to stupid UCLA. Hopefully they can beat Oregon State cuz we're probably going to get jack stomped by Tate and U of gay this year.
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Spent part of it replacing wires on the wife's audi because a rodent of some type decided the soy based wire coating would be a good treat. Chewed the map sensor wires (3 of them gone) and the ac compressor pressure sensor wires. Got the map fixed because it was mid wire, but the ac pressure switch I need a depinning tool since there is only 3/16" wire left from the connector.

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Walnut blasted my intake valves and replaced spark plugs on the LNF. Now I'm getting misfires when i get into mid boost range. Any ideas what could be causing this? I gapped the plugs to .035 as according to the owners manual
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Walnut blasted my intake valves and replaced spark plugs on the LNF. Now I'm getting misfires when i get into mid boost range. Any ideas what could be causing this? I gapped the plugs to .035 as according to the owners manual
hmmm, idk man, it will be nice to know because im gonna be doing this, come january or so lol.
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Walnut blasted my intake valves and replaced spark plugs on the LNF. Now I'm getting misfires when i get into mid boost range. Any ideas what could be causing this? I gapped the plugs to .035 as according to the owners manual
Swap your packs and plugs around and see if the misfire moves
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hmmm, idk man, it will be nice to know because im gonna be doing this, come january or so lol.
I recommend getting the longest set of picks that you can. I got a set that were about 6 inches long. I tore my hands up pretty good trying to scrape as much gunk off as possible.

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Swap your packs and plugs around and see if the misfire moves
I have a scanner coming tomorrow to figure out which cylinder it is. I assume it will show which cylinder it is if it's a brief flashing CEL.

I'm going to take out the plugs tonight and check the gaps. I've seen a lot of posts about setting the gap at .032. I might try that and see if it goes away.
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if you got the stock plugs they should have already come pre gapped at .032
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if you got the stock plugs they should have already come pre gapped at .032
They were gapped at .032 out of the box. But the owners manual said .035 so that’s what I went with
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Try 0.032" and hope you didn't mess up an electrode. Did you put AC delcos back in?
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Try 0.032" and hope you didn't mess up an electrode. Did you put AC delcos back in?
Yeah OEM plugs. I could always throw the old ones back in as well. Those were gapped at .035" and I didn't have any issues
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I gap my iridium's all the time. It's easy to do without damaging the electrodes if you just have a bit of finesse. My personal favorite method is to put them in a vice and squeeze it down just until the .032" feeler gauge shim wont fit. Then when I release the vice, the gap springs back to just about .035" on the money
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I gap my iridium's all the time. It's easy to do without damaging the electrodes if you just have a bit of finesse. My personal favorite method is to put them in a vice and squeeze it down just until the .032" feeler gauge shim wont fit. Then when I release the vice, the gap springs back to just about .035" on the money
I wasn't implying you couldn't adjust them, usually closing the gap is easier than opening the gap.
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Yeah that's why I always try to be careful not to over-bend them the first time but it still happens.
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I can't figure out why they come pregapped at .032 but the manual states .035

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Not sure which ones you bought, but the AC Delco's I buy from Advanced Auto come pre-gapped at 0.035"

Are you sure your gap tool is accurate?
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Now that I think of it, I pulled the fuel pump relay instead of the fuel pump fuse to depressurize the system when removing the manifold. I didn't take notice of its orientation when took it out. Does this relay need to be installed one way or another? Could it be orientatated wrong and causing a misfire?
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Yes it can be oriented wrong and no it won't cause misfires your car will not run at all because the fuel pump doesn't come on at all if you put it in there backwards.
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Not sure which ones you bought, but the AC Delco's I buy from Advanced Auto come pre-gapped at 0.035"

Are you sure your gap tool is accurate?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016HNOFY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s04?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016HNOFY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s04?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These are what I got. I have some feeler gauges somewhere i can also check with i think
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 These are what I got. I have some feeler gauges somewhere i can also check with i think
The note says they're gapped to 0.035", I find it odd that they would all be gapped down to 0.032" in boxes stating a gap of 0.035" use the feeler gauges, if you're using one of those round things they sell at the parts store counter they're wildly inaccurate and it depends on what side of the plug you look at.
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