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spark plugs are used to ignite the fuel-air mixture in a petrol/gasoline engine.

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2002 trailblazer trouble

We just replaced the starter in our trailblazer so it starts without problems and still have to replace the raidiator due to it leaking but now when driving it’s having trouble excelerating or getting ...
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Rich fuel mixture after spark plug change

I recently changed spark plugs on a 2010 Mazda 3 2L NA engine. I went to a major automotive parts website and ordered the relevant plugs that "fit" this model and year - I chose NGK Iridium ...
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What tool to use? For Broken sp

2015 Kia optima so one the spark plugs snapped. The bottom half of the spark plug is stuck inside. What do I use? To get it out, which tool?? Exactly For this sedan The bottom half is stuck
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How do I get porcelain out of cylinders

I was changing my spark plugs on my Cadillac CTs and the porcelain on the spark plug broke into pieces and a piece half the size of a Churrio fell inside my cylinder and when I look inside the ...
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Why does ignition occurs during the power stroke in spark ignition engines?

Why does ignition occurs during the power stroke in spark ignition engines and not during other strokes in the four-stroke cycle?
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MAF and MAP location

I have a 2000 Pontiac sunfire se 2.2 I’m having trouble locating the MAP and MAF sensors. The mechanic I took it to said he can’t work on my car cause it didn’t stall enough while driving my car.. ...
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is car idling bad for 21st century modern day car?

I have a 2016 Toyota corolla. I hardly drive anywhere. I have around 92000 km on the odometer. I live in Canada, and therefore, the winters are extremely cold. When winter is in full swing, I turn on ...
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The arm of my sparkplug somehow broke how concerned should I be?

I was driving my 2009 Toyota Corolla Ce on the highway today when my check engine light began flashing. So I got it towed back to my house for my grandpa to take a look at. He used a code reader to ...
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Why after I change my spark plugs and coils and when I looked had gas on one spark plug

I have a 2006 Ford escape I changed the spark plugs and I changed the coils but it still has a very rough idle and it sounds as if it could be a problem I pulled one of my plugs out and it had gas on ...
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How to test a P2306 code - Ignition Coil error

I have a P2306 (Ignition Coil C Primary Control Circuit Low), so I swapped all ignition coils from their original place to another cylinder to verify the faulty ignition coil (I expect now to be in ...
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Tube holding spark plug spinning with spark plug

I have been trying to replace the spark plugs on my talbot express 1989, I have been having some trouble with getting the 21mm spark plug tool to fit into the spark plug hole, however after shaving ...
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Spark plugs 3 and 5 wearing out faster

Two of my spark plugs in my 2013 Town and Country are wearing out much faster than the other four plugs. I have changed the coils for 3 and 5, I have also changed the cam shaft sensor. When those two ...
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Problem with Spark Plugs Repeatedly Fouling

My 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L has fewer than 80k miles on it. Yet it's already had its check engine lights come on leading to replacing a few of the spark plugs and ignition coils. The problem hasn't ...
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Hole in one, 2000 Ford Mustang GT

Well, it’s been a rough day. One that started off with simple changing spark plugs ended with fishing for a socket and two magnets. Socket fell down through the hole and onto the piston, tried to ...
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2012 honda pilot broken spark plug

I broke a spark plug off while changing them and when looking in the hole with my camera saw there was still porcelain left from the plug, couldn’t get anything in there to fit to break it out so i ...
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My 1.4 corsa looses power and judders

I have a 2018 corsa with 89000 on it is just looses power when am driving like it’s going into limp mode but doesn’t. And when I’m at a stop it judders and cuts out but starts straight back up no ...
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How long before spark plugs show use?

I have some spark plugs here from a Toyota Yaris that theoretically have only been driven with a handful of times essentially about a week old, but I suspect that these might be a little over 2 years ...
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what causes a sienna to keep fouling spark plugs (misfire cylinder)

2005 Sienna, I occasionally get a p0304 (misfire cylinder 4) and engine runs rough. I found if I replace or clean the spark plug in cylinder 4, it goes away. For awhile. Then if I look in there, ...
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Spark plugs black soot Virago 250 - came back after cleaning and adjustment

My Virago 250 was running very unevenly, losing power, surging etc. I took out the spark plugs and saw the electrodes were covered in soot. I thoroughly cleaned the plug tips with a wire brush, ran ...
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Rusted spark plug well/mating surface - is this a concern?

While changing the spark plugs on a new to me 2014 Yamaha outboard I noticed that 3 of the 4 wells have a fair bit of corrosion in them, this corrosion isn't just in the 'outer' surface of the well ...
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Spark plug gap confusion

I recently bought a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 3.7L engine, when I went to tune it up the spark plugs were set at 0.035 which is recommend by AutoZone ( auto parts store ) but the jeep Cherokees ...
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Safe product(s) to use to clean spark plug well

What are products that can be used, and which ones should be avoided, for cleaning the spark plug well and seat? eg. brake cleaner, carb cleaner, throttle body cleaner, etc Intention is to clean oily ...
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Do these spark plug tube seals need to be replaced?

While inspecting the front 3 spark plugs (bank 2) on a 2GR-FE (2009 Toyota Venza), I noticed the spark plugs have oil along the entirety of their threads. There was no oil pooling the the spark plug ...
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Spark plug and coil only one is bad for 2012 Honda odyssey

I am trying to find out if I have one spark plug (#3 to be exact) as well as the coil can I change just the one or is it bad for the engine to do so?
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Antique Briggs & Stratton 23A-FB spark plug

I got an old Briggs & Stratton stationary engine. In order to check the spark plug I was removing it from the head and I noticed the thread of the spark plug is surprisingly wide (16mm). Since the ...
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Engine shakes, from bad oil change

I got an oil change awhile back, I notice my car idling a little more. Where I park for work it was hard to tell what the oil leak was coming from on the ground. I don't know much, but I popped my ...
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Spark plug working fine in free air, but hard miss in engine

This is mostly a curiosity question as replacing the spark plugs solved the problem. I have a mercury 40HP outboard two stroke motor. It is a twin cylinder and after running it out of gas it began to ...
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How harmful is it to not put oil in spark plug hole of a stored small engine?

I have a small engine inverter generator. This generator is to be used during power outages which happen rarely where I live, and also tested shortly every 2 years (the testing is also to keep the ...
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Should I replace spark plugs on a 2000 Toyota?

It seems like a fairly simple job so I am debating doing it myself. However, giving the age, is there anything I should be concerned about? Would the threads be aged to make removal difficult? What ...
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Do I change all four coils when I change one spark plug that is faulty

My nephew changed my spark plugs and coils. I have a 2011 Buick Regal and one of the spark plugs blew when I started it, so he removed it and replaced it with an old Prius spark plug. I would like to ...
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Misfiring after changing spark plugs

2016 WRX Stage 1+BIGSF intake Dealing with a very annoying issue I CANNOT seem to figure out. Recently I've been tuning my car and figured changing the spark plugs would be a good idea. Ever since I ...
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How do I remove all this silicone on my used vehicle?

3 weeks ago I bought a used 2009 Camry le last week the engine light came on and the reading said change ignition coils and spark plugs im pretty handy watched a video and ordered the plugs and coils ...
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Car shakes since replaced spark plugs

I have a 2011 Lincoln MKZ and I just replaced the spark plugs and now the car shakes and Im getting a obd reading P0351- Ignition Coil A primary/secondary circuit P0113- Intake Air Temp Sensor 1 ...
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Can I use a 15lbs torque wrench for 13lbs spark plug job

My civic has 100,250 miles and the service came up for the spark plugs. B124, I am reading and it says after replacing the plugs to torque it to 13 Lbs. The only torque wrench I have is minimum 15 LBS....
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Spark Plug Broke off in the Cylinder of Ford F-150

The electro shield and porcelain broke off in the cylinder when trying to replace the spark plug. I’ve bought and extraction kit and Cannot get it to work for the life of me, and do not want it to ...
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Can a altered curve of spark plug finger break the engine?

I own a quite old motorcycle - Aprilia 125 Pegaso and recently it stopped working, I figured out it could be the spark plug so I cleaned it and it started throwing sparks again but stopped working ...
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Engine start is OK but dies when applying throttle

Triumph Tiger 900 (1994) The engine starts fine and idles with choke. When I reduce choke and try throttle it just dies. Regardless of choke position, when I throttle, the engine dies. Thus, I cannot ...
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Spark plug repair kit tap will not grip existing threads in spark plug hole

I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra that recently blew out a spark plug. My understanding is that I need to re-tap the spark plug hole and insert a sleeve. I purchased the Lisle 65200 plug hole repair kit ...
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I removed a spark plug from my “98” Lincoln to replace it, when I went to put the new one in it wouldn’t set down in and tighten. Will canned air work

I removed a spark plug from my “98” Lincoln to replace it, when I went to put the new one in it wouldn’t tighten. Can I use canned air without a spark plug in the well?
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Engine misfire only when car is hot

I have honda civic 2011, now it works fine when cold startup and dont give much issues other then when I "accelerate a lot" and having done that for a while, the car starts misfiring. Now ...
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How to assess iridium spark plugs?

My BMW M3 E46 seems to be running rich on start and getting poor mileage so I pulled the plugs to have a look. I know how to read normal plugs but these are NGK Iridium plugs and I'm not sure how to ...
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2007 jeep liberty 3.7 only start I completely remove "any" sparkplug from cylinder then ground,

Only starts take out any one plug then ground to alternator starts right up, thought had to be bad ground so grounded from battery to engine block still won't start with all six plugs in Jeep Liberty ...
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Motorcycle ran briefly after swapping spark plugs, now won't run

My bike died on me the other day. It had been running fine prior but on the day it died the acceleration was acting funny, slowing down intermittently. I was able to get it running by swapping out all ...
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Black soot on spark plugs

I just took my spark plugs out on a 2006 V6 Toyota Tacoma and noticed some soot on most of them, to varying degree. Could this indicate that the engine is burning oil? I do lose quite a bit of oil and ...
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Spark Plugs go bad yearly despite moderate use - Mini Cooper R56

I use mini cooper for once or twice weekly drive. The spark plugs of the mini cooper R56 goes bad on this moderate use every year! What is the reason for this? I obtain genuine spark plugs and the car ...
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GY6 scooter spark plug getting voltage, but no spark?

I have a gy6 scooter that's not getting any spark, but I've done troubleshooting on the whole system (except the stator) and I can't find anything wrong. Every part I've checked from the stator power ...
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Oil got onto spark plug threads - Possible torque issue?

My car has a small oil leak which caused one of the spark plug holes to have some oil in it. When I replaced the spark plugs today, oil got onto the threads of the old spark plug, so I'm fairly ...
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Replaced ignition coil pack - should I replace spark plug too?

My engine was recently misfiring and I replaced all of the spark plugs as a first attempt to get things working. It did not fix the problem, and the misfire continued. However, I did notice that for ...
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Is my mixture too rich?

I've been running this single cyl scooter with this plug to about 30K KM (~19K miles). Replaced it today and it seems a bit dark. Is the engine's mixutre too rich? enter image description here
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Metal object in spark plug hole

When removing the old spark plugs from my CB500S, I managed to snap an old spanner which I was using on the spark plug tool. The small piece of metal has fallen into the hole and is now next to the ...
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