Re: AUII XR8 spark plug gap
Thanks for the info guys. The car is in for service today, and i just got a call from them saying that the number 5 plug lead is shorting to the cylinder head (it can be seen when engine running). Hopefully this may explain some of the other problems i've been having also. I asked how much for new leads and he said about $600! Screw that, i'll check the other threads as suggested and see whats good. I'll also check the lead resistance when i get home, it's possible that the resistance is OK, but the insulation is just breaking down a little. By moving the lead away from the head i may be able to prevent the sparking and get by for a few weeks before i can get $$ for leads.
Seeing as there are obvoiusly some problems with the leads on AU V8's it would be nice if ford would pay for new ones but I take it people have tried that without much sucess. I suppose 80'000kms is not too bad for leads. That said, I've been having work done quite regularly over the past few months to try and recify some idle and pinging problems and this work has been done under warranty because i first reported the problem when the car was in warranty (it isn't any more). So if new leads fix these problems too, (which the mechanic on the phone told me it prob would - but they say that shit all the time!) then it should come under warranty!
AUII XR8 220kW manual, Liquid Silver, leather, Momo wheel & stick, sunroof, premium sound, premium brakes, bodykit, tints,
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