Spark Plug Gap?

Hello, I have a 2003 Honda CR-V. According to the tune-up specifications my spark-plug gap should be 0.039-0.043. Does this mean I can gap it anywhere
in-between these two points, or is there a specific gap?
Thanks,
Nino Nospam
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Nino NoSpam wrote:

If you subtract .039 from 0.43, divide by 2 and add the result to .039 you will have the specific gap. Anyhow from what I heard you should use the flat round gap measurer instead of the wire type measurer. Hope that helps.
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Nino NoSpam wrote:

Nope, that's exactly what it means. If you can gap it to within less than 4-thousandths of an inch, good on ya.
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Nino NoSpam wrote:

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There's four THOUSANDTHS of an inch between those two settings. :-) (It takes into account that your feeler gauge might be worn or just CHEAP) :-) Just use the specified NGK's (from Canadian Tire) and check that they are CLOSE to the spec and you'll do FINE. Use BOSCH and it will be as reliable as a Volkswagen.
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What you need are plugs gapped at either 1.0mm or 1.1mm. 1.1mm is more commonly available.
If the number of the plug ends in "-11", then the plug is pregapped to 1.1mm. If there is NO number at the end, the plug is not pregapped to a specific figure.
NGK example of pregapped plug: BCPR6EP-11
Denso example of pregapped plug: K16TR11
Do NOT re-gap plugs that have been pregapped unless they're been dropped.
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TeGGeR wrote:

Wow, I never realized that... that's some handy info!
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