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Old 07-08-2004, 16:18   #1 (permalink)
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EL2 Plug gaps

Hi everyone, few weeks ago got myself a el2 185kw xr8, time has come round to give her the first decent service and get some decent parts in there, now when buying plugs i noticed that the el2 had specific plugs.

Got the plugs neway, but on further inestigation noticed that the gap is 1.1mm, not thinking anyhing of it, i checked gap of el1 engine... 1.4mm then au was the same, why would this engine have a different gap to all other engines, or is it a different plug as well?

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Old 07-08-2004, 16:51   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EL2 Plug gaps

depends on the cylinder head. el2 xr8 will be a gt40 head where fairmonts ect a e4e7. they use different plugs and plug gap.
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Re: EL2 Plug gaps

All EL V8's had E7 heads. Plugs should be gapped to 1.3-1.4mm
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Old 07-08-2004, 19:05   #4 (permalink)
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Re: EL2 Plug gaps

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All EL V8's had E7 heads. Plugs should be gapped to 1.3-1.4mm

from the ngk website...

Your Vehicle:
10/1997 - on Ford Falcon EL 5.0L 185kw, 8 Cyl., XR8
Spark Plug Part No. Plug Gap
Recommended Plug BPR6FS 1.1
Iridium Option UR6IX 1.1

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Your Vehicle:
10/1996 - on Ford Falcon EL 5.0L 8 Cyl., XR8
Spark Plug Part No. Plug Gap
Recommended Plug BPR5FS-15 1.4
Iridium Option UR55IX 1.4

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Same spark plug I think, but the 185kw ones are a lower heat range. Get the BPR6FS and gap them to NGK's specs (1.1mm)
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