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Re: Spark plug condition

Postby Andy B » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:49 pm

mattswan2512 wrote:Yes andy mercury mariner but in the early to mid 2000's they were changed over for a period to 100:1.

That'll be when they starred using rebadged Yams then :)
So it's a Yam mariner, not a Merc mariner.....lol
All gets very confusing don't it......


Still I'll stick with my original cover statement.
Go with the manufacturers recommendations....
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Re: Spark plug condition

Postby Andy B » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:07 pm

And if that's not bad enough, my Mariner 30hp is a tohatsu :lol:
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Re: Spark plug condition

Postby mattswan2512 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:29 pm

Well thanks andy and donny i didnt know she was a rebadged yamaha......ill gap the plugs martin but ive got me some new ones to go in there :lol:

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Re: Spark plug condition

Postby Martin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:42 pm

mattswan2512 wrote:ill gap the plugs martin but ive got me some new ones to go in there :lol:


The new ones want gapping too then :whistle :mrgreen:
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Re: Spark plug condition

Postby mattswan2512 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:59 pm

Im hoping they come gapped... having said that my race ones i had for my kart didnt.....but they were like 25 quid each apposed to £2 each....
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Re: Spark plug condition

Postby Martin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:06 pm

No matt, they may come gapped but at whatever the box says on them lol, but they’re not specifically for that one engine and different motors will require different gaps.
Bosch always used to come gapped (at the specified measurement on the box) but they still needed gapping depending on what motor they’re used in :thumbsup

I used to gap my v-groove when I was racing... well, every little helps :lol:
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Re: Spark plug condition

Postby mattswan2512 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:25 pm

Yes every little sure does help martin.

I raced for over a year as a privateer strugling to get above mid field before i found out that the so called rotax tag sealed engines can be unsealed sent away lightened choice parts put in and resealed by a rotax specialist.....nedless to say i was pissed but at £700 for the priveledge... i stuck with stock and midfield finishes.....when u race against millionaires and rich racing families its a tough field.

Mind u i did know tiff nedell due to my short racing career as he was good friends with my team owner which got me some notariety in the honda showroom in southampton when i got my honwave when he noticed me and come to say hi. (He was buying a new alloy wheel for his sons car as he scuffed it up).
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