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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.

Checking engine oil level
Check the engine oil level through the sight glass (1) on the clutch cover. When checking oil level, the motorcycle should be perfectly upright and the engine cold. The oil level should be between ...

General cleaning
To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, wash and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, anyway according to the road conditions you ride in. Use specific products, where possible ...

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Trip 1  meter
This function shows the distance travelled since the trip meter was last reset (in km or miles depending on the specific application). Holding the button (1, fig. 14) pressed for 3 seconds when this function is displayed resets the trip meter. When the reading exceeds 9999.9, Distance tr ...

Removal of the water pump
Note For clarity, the figures show the engine removed from the frame. Loosen and remove the water pump cover (12) fixing screws (13) to the generator cover (16). Remove the water pump cover (12). Clean the pump housing of any scale. Check the bearings wear by turning the impeller s ...

Refitting the camshafts
If the stud bolts (2) were removed, apply the recommended threadlocker to the short end of the stud bolts (2), i.E. The end that is to be screwed into the cylinder head. Tighten the stud bolts (2) to a torque of 10 nm (min. 9 Nm - max. 11 Nm) (sect. 3 - 3, Engine torque settings). Check t ...

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