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i am sure the engine gasket, pistons rings or cylinders are the problem. if you have high mileage are the rings or cylinders,if you run the car without coolant or is running hot is the gasket. the worst case scenario is a crack in the engine block


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What you see could very well be burned coolant as well as oil. As the glycerin burns in the combustion process it can take on corrosive properties that degrade the electrodes. Typically with oil in the combustion chamber you don't see as sever of a an electrode degradation as illustrated in your photos. I think your head gasket change is looming and ...


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I have observed a glow on new spark plug wires. It is called CORONA. It will go to your fingers without shocking you. I would increase the wire diameter if it was wire change time and your application will accept the larger size wire, otherwise I would consider it normal. On a rainey humid night you should see no visable sparks. Touching wires at this time ...


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You asked What symptoms would you see (just driving the car) if you are running to cold a plug? You would begin to get carbon on the insulator of the plug. Due to plug dispelling heat at a faster rate than a hot plug the insulator would not stay hot enough to keep the carbon from building up. Eventually the plug might foul if the range was too cold. ...


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If working on a stock vehicle or small engine just replace the plug with what it calls for. Someone has already done all the testing and research for you for the correct plugs. Your not going to strap a super charger to your lawn mower or string trimmer. You should only think about changing away from the standard plugs if your car is modified. Also you ...


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The spark plug heat range refers to how well the center electrode conducts heat to the head. A hot plug can't conduct the heat very well that is what makes them hot, they can't cool themselves. A cold plug conducts heat well, by moving heat away quickly the spark plug stays cool. The need to control the temperature of the center electrode comes from ...


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A costly mistake (that I just made) while rotating engine forward to gain access to the rear sparkplugs: You can end up with your keys locked in the car. Many sites recommend that you put the car into neutral prior to loosening the "dogbone" which lets you rotate the engine forward more easily. In order to put the car into neutral the obvious thing is ...


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Plug Here is a link to an answer concerning spark plugs. If you cannot place your's against the chart, please post a picture and I can help you further. Make sure the spark plug is gapped correctly. Points As @DucatiKiller pointed out in this other question of yours, check the color of the spark coming from your spark plug when not installed in the engine. ...



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