Questions tagged [sparkplugs]

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

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Craftsman Leaf Blower wont start, ignition coil failure?

In a previous question I asked about repairing a carb for my leaf blower and the repair didnt hold so I bought a new one. Replaced fuel filter and fuel lines, also replaced the carb gasket. I seem to ...
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Where do spark plugs get their electricity?

Where is the electric charge coming from and does it have a large amount of electric charge to it?
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Spark plug broke off in engine - can I drive the car?

I own a 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L AWD with 6 cyl. (Twin turbo, with catalytic converter.) While changing the spark plugs, one broke-off (all the ceramic below the threads and possibly the metal finger ...
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How do I know when to change my spark plug

I ride a Piaggio scooter with a single cylinder engine. Recently I broke down and the engine wouldn't restart. It turned out the spark plug was stuffed. How can I ensure that doesn't happen again?
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How can I understand which will my car needs new sparkplugs? by ODB

I have bought an OBD2 Android. I saw many parameters in that. I was confused. But I want to know which will my car needs new sparkplugs? of course by OBD parameters.
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Sym jet sport 50cc 2 stroke cutting out

Starts up fine from cold, can ride it for around 5mins then cuts out and won’t start until cold, it’s got a good spark, competition and is getting fuel. I’ve change the spark plug, ht lead and ...
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Help with spark plug stuck upside down in well

I am installing new spark plugs in my 2013 Chevy Cruze and I dropped a spark plug in the well upside down. I tried to get it out with 8" needle noose pliers but it will not budge. Any help would be ...
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Missing spark plug, broken rear timing chain guide?

On a 2004 ford explorer v6. I had a mechanic tell me the rear timing chain guide went. Upon getting my vehicle to the house I noticed a single spark plug sitting on the front deck on the plastic ...
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Car shutdown / won't restart after driving through puddle (2006 Pontiac G6)

I have a 2006 Pontiac G6. Yesterday our streets flooded from the rain. While driving my kids too school at 7:30am I drove through a large puddle of water that I didn't see. As soon as I got out of the ...
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knocking at very low rpm (borderline stalling)

i have VW jetta 2.5 (manual) when i go uphill slowly in to second gear or in reverse, without throttle. due to very low engine speed (probably 150-350 rpm). i get weird knocking/pinging sound. is it ...
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Spark Plug Gap Ranges

I recently changed the plugs in my 07 Honda Goldwing and after reading lots of material and articles about which plug was considered better I went with an NGK Iridium and followed all the technique ...
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Why one should not leave fingerprints on bulbs and plugs?

I have read that one should not leave greasy fingerprints on their spark plugs or on their light bulbs. Why is this a thing? On what else one should not leave fingerprints? How does one avoid leaving ...
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Evaluation Of Spark Plug

I pulled this spark plug from an engine that sat for a while. I’m wondering if any details regarding the running condition can by inferred from the picture.
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Spark plug gaps - manufacturer or shop manual recomendation?

So I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L V6 OHV Engine and I recently replaced the spark plugs. The thing is, the original recommended spark plugs have a gap of 0.52-0.56, which is what is recommended in ...
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what are possible indications that the spark plugs of my motorcycle need replacing?

Is there a way to find out, without taking the motorcycle to a garage, that the spark plugs need changing? In other words, if one or all of the sparking plugs of my motorcycle are worn out or need a ...
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Spark Plug Cross Reference (Denso IK24C11)

I am replacing the spark plugs on my engine, and the manual calls for Denso IK24C11 plugs. However, it does not appear that Denso makes these any longer. I cannot find them on their website (although ...
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Spark Plugs Maintenance

I just changed my first set of spark plugs. I tend to think most things are just an excuse for companies to sell us things. I took a picture of spark plugs replaced out of my Mazda 3 after about 100,...
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Quick fix? Or major problem? Please help

Help, 02 honda civic lx coupe cranks but will not start. I bought the car less then 3 months ago put used rebuild trans in it seemd fine then what seemed to be running hot but with no warning signs so ...
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Analysis of spark plugs [PHOTO] and fuel trims

Again, this is a 2002 Nissan direct injected engine (QR20DD). By judging spark plugs, I assume that the air / fuel mixture is not rich. May be some kind of a lean condition? But the issue is fuel ...
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Oil Pressure Sensor

I recently just had my valve cover gasket replaced due to an oil leak. for some odd reason, the red oil light now lights up on my dashboard. I wasn't due for an oil change til the end of this month ...
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Do spark plugs need changing if one ignition coil cable broke

A friend of mine had one of their ignition coil snap in half, which meant one cylinder wasn't firing. She drove for approximately for 10km, before getting back home and finding out what was wrong. We ...
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How to diagnose the cause of no power reaching the spark plugs when power reaches everything else, after checking fuses?

I've been trying to get my long-suffering Toyota RAV4 first generation (1998) to start after numerous different problems, the latest of which I've narrowed to the spark plugs not firing seemingly due ...
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After mechanic work, car starts fine but accelerating stalls the engine

I own a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer, and have been the only owner and mostly the only driver. About a year ago I had a weird misfiring problem where if I pushed the accelerator down more than half way it ...
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Two spark plug wire failures in two days?

I've got a 2003 Kia Rio (4 cyl) that started shuddering on me yesterday. When I got home I found that the cylinder 3 spark plug wire had gone bad. Sparks were coming out the side at an apparent ...
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Are ignition coils easy to replace on a BMW 318i 2.0L 2007 msport model?

They'll cost me £21.06 each. I watched a video on YouTube that showed a guy clipping of the engine cover and pulling out and plugging in the coils. I'm not 100% sure what BMW model this was but it ...
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How to check if spark plugs are firing? Coil-on plugs

While trying to diagnose a tricky car not starting problem I was asked to check if the spark plugs were firing at all. I've found plenty of resources on inspecting the condition of spark plugs after ...
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How to diagnose a bad spark plug?

What I always did up to now to check if my spark plug was doing fire : Remove it. Keep it plugged into the spark plug cable. Ground it on the frame. Start and check if sparks happen. If they are blue,...
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Broken spark plug: safe piston?

I have a broken Spark plug in a 2SZFE engine. Oil level is not changing. Does it means the piston is safe? There’s a spark plug part in the first cylinder because previous owner chose a low cost ...
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High revs after changing spark plugs

I have an '07 Chrysler Town & Country. Check Engine Light came on 2 weeks ago, ran the diagnostics : Misfire in cylinder 3. So we changed the spark plug in that cylinder to see if that was the ...
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8th Honda civic engine rotations surges

Due to bad gasoline on the highway the spark plugs are worn. There was an evacuation of the car and then it got to the mechanic. Old spark plugs (iridium) were replaced with new (iridium too), after ...
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Replacing Spark Plug with Laser Iridium NGK Spark Plug

I have 2012 KTM Duke 125 at 10 000 miles (16k kilometers). I am the third owner of bike for 2 years. Whenever i twist the throttle fastly, motorcycle is chocked up. So i thought the problem could be ...
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Ignition coil upgrade

My motorcycle felt unresponsive these past few days and found out that it was caused by a weak spark because the ignition coil is about to go bust. Since I am thinking about doing an upgrade to a ...
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Ford F150 broken spark plug removal

I have a friend that has a 2003 F150 V8 3 valve V8 motor, when he went to change the spark plugs some of them broke off. How do you remove the part that is still in the head? Here is what a new one ...
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Normal spark plug vs platinum [duplicate]

Is there any disadvantages or bad impact of using platinum spark plug instead of normal plug, even if the manufacturers recommended to use normal spark plug .like (Mitsubishi Lancer GLX automatic)
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What do you do with dielectric grease on spark plugs?

There seems to be a lot of conflicting answers on what you're supposed to do with dielectric grease. The instructions on the grease I bought says to squeeze it into the boot, but everywhere I've read ...
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Do you change spark plugs every service?

I notice that mechanic make a point that they change spark plugs annually i.e. every yearly service. However it seems to me spark plugs can have a long life e.g. google says they are four fifths worn ...
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Does electrode size/shape matter?

I have an 84 Ranger and I recently bought some new spark plugs for the motor. I noticed that the old electrodes were huge compared to the brand new ones I just bought. Does the size of the electrode ...
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Honda SOHC spark but no ignition even with starter fluid

i'm restoring an Honda SOHC engine 250, i fixed the full electrical system and i can see the spark testing it near the engine. (Not sure if gap is correct of the new spark plug), there is compression ...
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How can I diagnose what's causing oil on spark plug threads?

I changed the spark plugs for the first time on my 2008 Mazda3, ~118k miles. Three of the four plugs had oil on the threads, on the top of the plug (where the wrench sits), and on the electrode. The ...
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Proper spark plug gap

What is the gap for a 98 ranger 3.0? The stickers under hood are gone and there is no book in glove box. I just bought this truck and have nothing to go on.
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Broken spark plug porcelain not letting easy out do its job

how do I get an easy out past porcelain easy out not grabbing and porcelain is not breaking
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Car shakes upon startup, dies. Other times gas pedal does not respond

I'm pretty uneducated when it comes cars but im hoping you guys can help me. I have a 99 Ford Ranger that upon startup (not every time) shakes extremely hard and then dies. Other times when driving I ...
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Can I use a DC ignition coil for my motorcycle without damaging anything?

Last night I followed this guide I found on the internet http://waynescyclegarage.mysite.com/custom.html showing you how to rewire a Honda SL engine so that it can run without a battery.. and I got it ...
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Misfire in cylinder 4

About 8 months ago my engine light came on, and after pulling the code it was a misfire in cylinder 4. My vehicle is a 2004 Mazda MPV, and only has 60K miles on it. Everyone I talked to was skeptical ...
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Broken spark plug white portion cracked

The white portion of the spark plug cracked while i was twisting it off and now i cant get the plug out and the 10mm for some reason wont get out either
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Why do car manufacturers use different brands of spark plugs simultaneously?

When I changed the spark plugs on my 08' 4Runner, I noticed it had alternating Denso and NGK sparks plugs in the engine. The manual has them both listed: Denso (K20HR-U11) and NGK (LFR6C-11). What is ...
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Does starting the engine with one of the spark plug wire disconnected damage the starter coil?

A friend of mine (he is not my friend anymore) decided to pull a practical prank on my new motorcycle. He pulled the wire of one of the spark plug (my bike has three of them in the cylinder) and let ...
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Broken ignition coil: spark plug's fault?

Two days ago my Opel Corsa D LPG's engine started to misfire, and by means of an OBD interface I found out it was cylinder 1. First thing I thought about were the spark plugs, as I haven't changed ...
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Will a previous valve cover leak effect what needs to be done while replacing spark plugs?

I had some leaking valve covers about two months ago, and was warned this meant I'd need to have some vaguely defined extra service done during the next tune-up or I'd risk ruining the new spark plugs....
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How long would pouring a little oil into a spark plug well take to stop a car starting?

I realise this is a strange looking question! I'm in a country where many local mechanics unfortunately have a bad reputation for creating small problems while fixing other problems in order to get ...