What is the gap on the candles?

Alexey Ganzenko
Alexey Ganzenko
11 April 2013
What is the gap on the candles?

Each car owner regularly changes the candles on his car, which is recommended, by the way, to be done every 15,000 km, or even more often. What is the gap on the candles is normal?

What should be the gap candles

Some manufacturers of candles, such as Bosch or NGK, argue that it is not necessary to adjust the clearance set at the factory. To which an experienced car enthusiast will answer: how, in this case, this candle is suitable for engines of various types. Obviously, you should listen to those manufacturers who recommend to establish the gap, based on the requirements of a particular engine.

Let's compare, for example, the recommended clearances for two domestic cars: the VAZ-21083 with a carburetor engine and the VAZ-2111 - with the injector. So, the recommended spark plug clearance for the first engine is 0.7 - 0.8 mm, for the second, the injector - 1.0 -1.13 mm.