Vauxhall Cavalier Spark plugs

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mark Wake, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Mark Wake

    Mark Wake Guest

    Does anybody know the spark plug gap for a G reg (1990) vauxhall cavalier
    1.6? I've looked through my Haynes Manual but chapter one says "see chapter
    5", and chapter 5 guessed it... "see chapter 1". While that kept
    me busy for a few hours maybe I'm just missing something.

    Any help?

    Mark Wake, Jul 10, 2003
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  2. It depends on the make of plug you're fitting, but as a guideline approx
    malcolm burton, Jul 11, 2003
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  3. Mark Wake

    R. Murphy Guest

    You clearly have the Irish version of the manual!

    In fact, what you will find is
    If you buy the "normal" spark plug (only one electrode), it will
    probably be pre-gapped and have the details on the packet
    better still, fit the more expensive super plugs with 4 electrodes -
    pre-gapped, never need touching (unless you drop it!), and they really do
    seem to be worththe extra couple of quid!
    R. Murphy, Jul 11, 2003
  4. Mark Wake

    DervBoy Guest

    That is a good idea. You won't find multi-electrode plugs anywhere cheaper
    than a vauxhall dealer.

    The Dervboy.
    DervBoy, Jul 11, 2003
  5. Mark Wake

    pb Guest

    Champion RN9YCC 0.8 mm

    Champion RN9YC 0.7 mm
    pb, Jul 12, 2003
  6. Mark Wake

    Steve Sweet Guest

    Hi there "R. Murphy"
    I'd love to see some factual fact type blurb on this subject, the general
    consensus is save you money.

    My Mondeo 2.0 16V is due for plugs soon and i used to use Bosch Platinum on
    my old V6 Granada, there was a definite improvement on that car.

    Anyone point to any 'facts'.
    Steve Sweet, Jul 13, 2003
  7. Mark Wake

    Steve Sweet Guest

    Hi Pete
    I've not seen my plugs yet, so are you saying that standard (Factory) Zetec
    plugs should be platinum?
    Steve Sweet, Jul 14, 2003
  8. Mark Wake

    Pete Smith Guest

    AFAIK, they certainly should be. ISTR my manual specifying the expensive

    Pete Smith, Jul 14, 2003
  9. Mark Wake

    Steve Sweet Guest

    Hi Pete
    OK Pete, I'll add them to the top of my list, it'd be nice if the person who
    dis'd multi-point platinum's would pop up with his reasoning!>
    Steve Sweet, Jul 14, 2003
  10. Mark Wake

    R. Murphy Guest

    I'm not sure what "facts" you would like to see - I answered a query from a
    Cavalier owner, and know nothing about Mondeos (this being a VX web site,
    and they are made by Ford.

    As for what I wrote - check it out for yourself and you will find I have
    stated "Facts"
    R. Murphy, Jul 16, 2003
  11. Mark Wake

    Steve Sweet Guest

    Hi Again "R. Murphy"

    I wasnt knocking what you said, what i meant by 'factual' was something like
    a study on some plug manufactures site, not something to detract from your

    I'm really gratefull for your input, i didnt notice the crossposting, my
    Steve Sweet, Jul 17, 2003
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