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Old 12-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Normal? life is at least 100,000 miles.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ive been thinking about trying some 2-4 steps cooler than the plugs in my car as it seems to run the timing rather retarded a majority of the time to see if that helps.
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^^^^ wouldnt it be the other way? run a hotter plug so it burns off the fuel quicker because of the shorter duration (or degree) of ignition?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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On my blown tacoma it was recommended to run 2 steps cooler plugs to prevent aiding knock or preignition. Hotter plugs would make this more likely, but be clean. Cooler plugs are more likely to foul.

Maybe I have it backwards? I see -11 to -19 timing under acceleration, that just doesnt seem right unless my sg2 likes to randomly show the - sign. Under light load in what seems like "lean burn" I see 35 degrees of timing. As you start to load up the engine the timing checks out.
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It also has a lot to do with the rpm you are running. Low rpm retarded, High rpm advanced.
Add a turbo and the timeing goes retarded...because of the increase of compression.

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lol i could be wrong about it or have it backward myself we are on the same page about the hotter/cooler foul issue though.
ive seen the same neg timing youve seen, so its not you sg2. Ive found 93oct gas vs 87 made a diffrence to the wide swing (recovers much faster to pos/higher timing).
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I wish I could see what my Suzuki does. I got a 5 degree cam advance gear on it and twisted the dizzy as far as it will go in its mount and no ping.

I will say in 3rd gear with the accelerator floored I can feel a increase in acceleration and throatiness with dog stuff gas vs premium from bp.

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Is there a age requirement on these plugs also? As my car in a 2003 (10yrs old) but only has 60k miles? Maybe it wouldnt be a bad idea for me to change them this spring with the next oil change?
The first tuneup is scheduled for 105,000 miles. You've got a few miles to go. But age on the fluids might be a reason to change/flush etc them.

If you're worried about the plugs just pull them and check the color etc. It they look tanish just check the gap and reinstall them.
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There is no harm in checking them. Once upon a time spark plugs were serviced. They were removed, cleaned, filed, regapped and reinstalled.


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Recovers quickly?!?!? ROFLMFAO!!!!!!
hahaha..i thought that might give ya a laugh!
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