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How many mm should the the spark plug electrode gap on a Daewoo Matiz 08L be?

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2006-02-17 18:51:03
2006-02-17 18:51:03

This is an extract from the Daewoo service manual; Unleaded Petrol - 1.1mm 0.043inch 1.2mm 0.047inch Leaded Petrol - 0.8mm 0.031inch

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