Gap = .036" / .9mm. Torque = 15 lb/ft or 102 nm. A dab of anti-seize on the threads. A bit of dielectric grease on the porcelain to ease boot removal. A blast of air in the recess prior and during removal, but not after plug is out to avoid anything getting into the cylinders. Stick with the OEM plugs - you don't know better than those who designed and tested the engine. Plugs are cheap, change 'em at about 10K, I do and feel an improvement.
Not to nitpick but the manual has a different gap specified. For the XC.
Spark Plug Type (Gap) NGK DCPR6E (.032 in. / .8 mm)
2013 Zach Ness Cross Country - #110
Lloydz Air Filter // VM1-DR // PCV // ATS // D&D Unwrapped
110 HP // 110 Ft.Lbs
Last edited by Defuse; 04-05-2016 at 01:25 PM.