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I misplaced my feeler gauge and I wanted to check the spark plug gap on my VLX. Okay, I was in a particularly anal mood and I REALLY needed to check my gaps. I couldn't wait. Call it an affliction.

The specs call for .031 to .035 inches.

And then I remembered that a credit card is .030. Yeeehaa! Problem solved.

The rest of the story: the day after I bought a new spiffy feeler gauge, I found my old one. Conundrum: which one is more accurate?
 

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Sparkplug guage check!

You could always check them both with a dial caliper. Then you would know for sure which one you wasted your money on!! :p
 

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Reminds me of a post I had about a year ago.
I am real anal about tire pressure.
Most people are not.
A friend who rides a Harley has not checked his pressure in a year.
So I have several guages:
1- Snap-On
2- Wal-mart
3- ?, but looks good, maybe NAPPA?
And all read diff, and which is right? And how do you really tell when each time you check some air will be lost?
Don't get me wrong, not losing sleep here.
Reminds me of the dog food recall, 1000 brands, same production line.
Sometime close is good enough, sometimes it is not.
Happy trails.
 

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Heh, a man with one clock knows what time it is.

A man with two clocks is never certain!

But I know how you feel: I have a 4-trace Tektronics oscilloscope on my workbench, and if I hook all 4 inputs to the same circuit, they all read a little different. Chances are none of them are totally correct, but for the most part, a rough approximation is good enough for what we're working on.

"Measure with a micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with an axe."

--Justin
 
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