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Spark plug gaps

Let’s talk Spark plug gaps

Platinum or regular spark plugs? “…Get some regular Bosch copper plugs (cheap…less than $2 each)…if the gap is at .02, you’ll need to get a gap tool (cheap- usually $.99 at the counter) to spread it to .028 inches (not mm).”

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  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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2 Comments

Hi, I would just like to know what the spark plug gap should be on the: 1998 Volvo V40 2.0L?
Plus some sevice data if possible.
Thank You
Daan

adam whittenberg says:

! just purchased a 2004 volvo s40. it takes it a while to start on a cold start. any ideas on what this may be? the car has 190,000. runs like a champ!

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