Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Spark Plug Condition Inspection
Remove the spark plugs (see Spark Plug Replacement).
Visually inspect the spark plugs.
If the spark plug center electrode [A] and/or side elec-
trode [B] are corroded or damaged, or if the insulator [C]
is cracked, replace the plug.
If the spark plug is dirtied or the carbon is accumulated,
replace the spark plug.
Measure the gap [D] with a wire-type thickness gauge.
If the gap is incorrect, replace the spark plug.
Spark Plug Gap:
Use the standard spark plug.
Spark Plug Replacement
Remove the stick coils (see Stick Coil Removal in the
Electrical System chapter).
Remove the spark plugs using the 14 mm (0.55 in.) plug
wrench [A] vertically.
Replace the spark plugs with new ones.
Standard Spark Plug
Insert the spark plug vertically into the spark plug hole
with the spark plug installed in the plug wrench [A], and
finger-tighten it first.
If tightening the spark plug with the wrench in-
clined, the insulator of the spark plug may break.
Torque - Spark Plugs: 13 N·m (1.3 kgf·m, 115 in·lb)
Install the stick coils (see Stick Coil Installation in the Elec-
trical System chapter).
After installation, be sure the stick coils are installed se-
curely by pulling up them lightly.
Chassis Parts Lubrication
Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with
rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime.
Lubricate the points listed below with indicated lubricant.
Whenever the vehicle has been operated under
wet or rainy conditions, or especially after using a
high-pressure water spray, perform the general lubri-
Pivots: Lubricate with Grease.
Rear Master Cylinder Push Rod Joint Pin
0.8 ∼ 0.9 mm (0.031 ∼ 0.035 in.)
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