According to NGK that is the stock plug for the 2.4L Solstice:
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My gapping tool has a small slot that fits around the electrode and is used to bend it in or out to widen or tighten the gap.
If the plugs you have are the ones "everyone recommends", and the gap you have is what you think it should be, what is your question?
To save you from having to read my obscenely long reply I will jump straight to the question that you are trying to determine I am searching. The question is plugs that I have are Gap out of the box at 044, which is for a base non turbo 2.4 l Solstice motor as you know. However if you go back to ngk's website and look up the plug for a GPX solstice, 2.0 l turbo as you know, you will see that listed are the exact same plugs and stock number that I have however it calls for a gap of 036. The plugs that I took out of the car yesterday were in fact and thankfully the exact same plugs that I have, meaning the NGK iridium IX stock number 4344. I checked the gap on the plugs that I pulled from the car and they are 036. All in all it would seem to me then and rational to lessen the gap to 036. However I'm wondering if perhaps the reason why the car has been misfiring I'm behaving the way it has is because they are maybe supposed to be 044? Tell you the truth I don't have a clue and everybody has a different answer so at the same point I'm going to do after I change the oil is get them down to 036 and start at that. R
Yes I know that that is a plug for the 2.4 I was on ngk's website as well. You want to know my question I apologize if I'm not making it clear enough, doesn't surprise me however because every Facebook and group I'm on pertaining to the solstice and the sky as well as this board no matter what question I have it seems everybody has a different answer. That being said I will reiterate what I said in the start of this thread; the plugs that I got stock number 4344 NGK iridium IX when I go to ngk's website as you have just saw a 2006 2.4 L base solstice with that plug calls for a 044 gap. The plugs that I have which are the ones were talking about come get at 044 right out of the box. However out of curiosity and good measure I went a step further and I looked up what the NGK plugs would be for a 2007 GPX and it lists the same ones that I have same stock number but it calls for a gap of 036. So that is the question without asking a question. I watched a YouTube video regarding a sky red line and then I see here just read the next couple of posts before the one I'm writing now and you'll notice that everyone seems to have a different number. The Saturn sky red line guy on YouTube started his Gap at 036 and ended up bringing it all the way down to 028. As you can see as well a few of the members between my post now and yours that I'm responding to even they say that they have went less than 030. Then for more s**** and giggles and decided to give AutoZone and Advanced Auto a call. Not that I would ever for the life of me depend on or use anything from an AutoZone or Advance Auto including information as scarce as our cars are. But again I just wanted to see what would be said. For a 2006 Solstice 2.4 l built with a turbo on it AutoZone had the NGK plugs up and it's screen there and the crazy thing is is that his screen told him the plugs come out of the box at 044 which is true but then there's a note you read me in his system that says you got them down to 034. Then things got a little hectic having to toggle back and forth between this board and the many Solstice groups that I am a member of on Facebook because I posted my questions that I've been asking not only just on this site but as well as about a half a dozen dedicated Facebook sites for solstice and Sky owners. Turns out more people you ask is not actually more efficient. Then I asked the guy at Advance Auto if they had the actual AC Delco plugs and he told me yes but then he said the Gap that they recommend is 040. And then as I just mentioned before if you read the post replies rather the replies before this one here you'll notice too I think two or three people had said then they run 028. Anyway I'm scared to just drop them in at 044 because and I'll say it again and this was my original question the plugs that I took out of my car our Gap 036. So the question was do I go with what NGK said on the website at 044 change the oil drop the new plugs in and send it. Or do I lessen the gap on the plugs that I have 036 which I'll say again that is what they are gapped at the ones that I pulled from the car?
Definitely the best approach. Please share what you learn from him.
For sure I will definitely keep you updated, also going to ask him about what he thinks about the oil seeping through the charge line to the intercooler.
I know people were also asking me what Turbo do I have as well as what tune, so I'm going to put up the paperwork that I have right now so you could all see. I also wanted to mention that I have all the garage work as well and that's been done to it it's not jazz new shocks Bilstein Oe sway bars links wheel alignment and it had new gasket valve cover gasket that is with two new solenoids according to the paperwork and that was done in the car had almost 52,000 miles on it and I bought it with 58,000 and some change.