Need help with sparkplugs

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by XBAJBUSX, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. XBAJBUSX

    XBAJBUSX Member

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    08 Electra glide classic I'm doing my 5k service I got sparkplugs from hd dealer and what is the correct gap for them?
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I'm assuming you don't have a Service Manual? Mine's not right at hand but I'll look it up and post if noone else beats me to it.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    .038-.042 optimally being .040
     
  4. rn0229

    rn0229 Member

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    38 to 43 is what the manual says
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Service Manual for 2008 Touring models says - "Proper gap measurement is 0.038 to 0.043 inches (0.97 to 1.09 mm)"
     
  6. XBAJBUSX

    XBAJBUSX Member

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    how tight the spark plugs suppostu be anybody have specs i will like to use my torque wranch and don't know the specs
     
  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Gotta manual?

    If I remember rightly, it's 15 ft-lbs. (12-18 ft.lbs. officially!!). Glider has some info on critical torque values in Self-help, but I don't remember if spark plugs are included. See here:

    Spark Plug Maintenance - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's 180 inch LBS or as TQ stated 15 FT lbs.