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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs

Ducati Diavel Owners Manual / Main maintenance operations / Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs

Spark plugs are essential to smooth engine running and should be checked at regular intervals.

The condition of the spark plugs provides a good indication of how well the engine is running.

Have the spark plugs inspected or replaced at a ducati dealer or authorised service centre; they will check the colour of the ceramic insulator of the central electrode (1): an even brown colour is a sign that the engine is in good running order.

Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs


Note


Inspect the centre electrode for wear and check spark plug gap, which should be: 0.8×0.1 Mm.

Important


A gap outside the specified limits will adversely affect engine performance and may lead to difficult starting or erratic idling.

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