Simplest DIY Side Gap

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this simple blardy "fcuk urself in the well with 10,000volt" side gap edi done ages ago since batu tiga days laa... whats the problem?

new side gap?? woW i'll be damn...
 

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he's the pioneer of everything mah...
now global economic crisis only wanna do side gapping
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i know bout it but dont know the effect...anybody can let me know the pro & con?...
 

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Do that mod yourself equals


*cue the song 'the inkspots - i don't want to set the world on fire'
 

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long time ago i tired tis. but the prob is the electrod eat side way. have to correct them quite frequent. not too convinient for my 1jz as my coil pack had to be removed in order to access the plugs.and not to mention the plastic cover too .. so many things to open
 

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just my 2 cents...IF by side gapping,d spark produced is on par w those so-called performance plugs,thn y didn't d manufacturers did it frm d factory?reliability issue?warranty issue?what?
i've never tried dis b4 n i dun plan 2 unless sum1 can vouch 4 its reliability ler............
anyway,whr is dis well w 10,000volts ar?SOMEONE ought 2 b thrown in der,right?HAHAHAHH
 

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just my 2 cents...IF by side gapping,d spark produced is on par w those so-called performance plugs,thn y didn't d manufacturers did it frm d factory?reliability issue?warranty issue?what?
i've never tried dis b4 n i dun plan 2 unless sum1 can vouch 4 its reliability ler............
anyway,whr is dis well w 10,000volts ar?SOMEONE ought 2 b thrown in der,right?HAHAHAHH
reliability issue... the electrode will experience wear n tear... this same goes to normal plugs which had its electrode hovers over it... normal sparkplugs with electrode hovering over it has longer lifespan as the gap remains the same even there is wear n tear on the long electrode leg....

on the other hand... for sidegapped sparkplugs, once the electrode leg wears off, the gap widens and u will experience missfiring... if u know how to regap the gaping, it can still be reused... i've been using sidegapped plugs for few years already... each time when i experience sluggish performance, i'll regap the gaping....
 

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so,dis side gapping REALLY works just dat it'll b a continious "maintenance" on d gapping part,right?
hmmmmmm..............
 

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Why Mr.Wong no reply ? ..kena boom already ? lol
 

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probably:-
1)he found d well w 10000volts n jump in himself?
2)sum1 found d well w 10000volts n shove him in der?
 

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its like naphthalene/moth balls la...during batu tiga n cub prix days
just need to service ur "Spark-Plug" more frequently... thats all... taikor 5115 teach us 1...:rofl::rofl:
 

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wah, spark plug stories travelled until here...........5115 really very influencial..
 

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eh?spark plugs?i tot dis thread is abt shoving SOMEONE into d well w 10000volts,no?HAHAHAHAH
 

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ahaks....:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Jin...how come u knw it???since we were siting at different table...must be alot of story happen during 2nd round...
i heard wat u guys talking about wat... u tot Tok Kok King simply do nothing 1 meh>..?? hahahahhaa:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

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im just noob & alim,they just simply set me on table.ignore them
 

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im just noob & alim,they just simply set me on table.ignore them
Very Politically 'seh pok' talking... taikor really is taikor...:adore::adore::adore:
 

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This was the stupiest idea of all, if want to struck a hole on the piston then go ahead. I bet mr wong shud be bored with his SR20 n want to blow it up !!!
 

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lonelylilpig,
eh?u mean d side gapping idea is stewpik or d well w 10000volts is?apparently alot of ppl say d side gapping stuff works ler..so u can't b calling dat stewpik,right?n i wud agree w u dat d 10000volts well idea is stewpik...but not so IF kenDICK decided 2 jump in der himself!hahahahhaha
 

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i believe there must be a reason why ppl dont use lazy style of side gapping. as posted in my Edited picture stole from Mr.SoYouThinkYOuCanDrive . you can see clearly one big problem of having it bent instead of cut. its the "GAP" that all talking about.

the rest.. its up to your own imagination. ^^

anywy.. talking about spark plug.. i heard we are going to kepong tonight?
5115 going to bring us to workshop to service them? hahaha
 

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0_o" what service plug?i know nothing,where is kepong i don't know...
 

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0_o" what service plug?i know nothing,where is kepong i don't know...
really "Ling-gum" style of answer....:adore::adore::adore:
 

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lonelylilpig,
eh?u mean d side gapping idea is stewpik or d well w 10000volts is?apparently alot of ppl say d side gapping stuff works ler..so u can't b calling dat stewpik,right?n i wud agree w u dat d 10000volts well idea is stewpik...but not so IF kenDICK decided 2 jump in der himself!hahahahhaha
Bro Akuma as i said earlier its best use for racing machines but not road going vehicles. Yes the produced spark will spark significantly stronger away from the tips but if in long term it will damage the piston. As why do spark plug manufacturers call it conventional spark plugs instead of racing tipless plugs rite ? As the stupid i mean if not refer to the sifus outside but it is addressing to ... um u know ....KenDicK.
 

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suitable 4 racing machines only?u mean 4 short term usage like track dats,it's ok lar...or u mean it's only suitable 4 car w race-spec engines whr they usually haf forged pistons?
so,whr is Mr.kenDICK eh?eehehehehehhe
 

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i know bout it but dont know the effect...anybody can let me know the pro & con?...
Since no one knows why and even the thread starter has abandoned this thread because his knowledge is only that limited for side gapping. I'll be a little help la.:rolleyes:

Actually its an old racers trick. Do you know why the spark plug top electrode is designed in an "L" format? It is because the surface area in wide and constant above the lower electrode. Then comes advancement in the form of BOSCH super 4. With 4 point of electrodes to allow electricity to reach any 1 of the points in case of fouling at any of the 4 points. Then came another advancement in the form of SplitFire®. Where the top "L" electrode is splitted to V and you have 2 top electrodes. More area to fire in case of fouling. Then came another advancement. 360 degree firing. This one there is no top electrode, but there is a V shaped dome electrode to fire around the lower electrode. Probably the most radical idea. It was sold in Malaysia as an OEM component to Lamborghini few years ago. Cost from RM35 per piece.

Now back to the thread starters so called "idea". Its actually an old racers trick. There are 2 things they wanted to achieve from this. The first one is constant spark at one area. So the corner of the top L electrode will always fire from a specific location. Electricity will take the shortest route to complete a circuit. Which in turn explains the good response because of constant firing per combustion cycle.

The second one which practically a lost art among racers is electrode facing. This is where they mark the porcelain top of the spark plug where the "L" open end of the spark plug is facing the fuel intake area. So you put the spark closest to the fuel and air and it ignites quicker. Combined it with the way you want the spark to fire, makes engine fire even more accurate.

You side gap because you want to have a sharp shortest end to fire electricity. Also do notice it is similar to platinum plug technology where the lower electrode is small and tiny like a needle. Platinum doesn't foul easily like copper and metal does. So that is why some engines can get better response with platinum plugs because it has accurate and constant firing characteristics.

The bend electrode technique does have its cons. You have a very small firing area. Once the plug is fouled, you will be running 3 cylinders or less. Electrode metal is fatigued and possible that the "L" electrode be broken inside combustion chamber.

So to thread starter, don't start to say FCUK people with 10K volts because you think its a good idea and you own it. It was budget racers idea. And also, you do not seem to want to find out why you think it is a good idea. Now i think you learn it here and u would probably use this info to impress people.:rolleyes:
 

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Time to close this thread due to lack of respond from thread starter & overwhelming members.
 
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