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

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Slow acceleration, high fuel consumption after spark plug change

I have a 2000 Ford Ranger 4.0 L V6 4x4 model. I recently was having some problems with the truck idling too low when cold and I decided to change the spark plugs. I put in 4 out of the 6 new plugs and ...
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Spark plug arcing during removal, engine off.

What could cause the spark plug to arc off the socket and exhaust manifold when removing the spark plug? Obviously the ignition was in the off position. This same plug tends to get carbon deposits ...
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Are Oil Puddles in Cylinder Head Normal?

Changing spark plugs and one well was full of oil. I took off the valve cover to replace the gasket and noticed that there was quite a bit of oil puddled in the cylinder head. Is this normal or could ...
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Black Spark Plugs that Clean Themselves

Vehicle: 2002 Mazda Protégé LX, 2.0L engine, automatic transmission, 240,000 km Recent Work: Thermostat replacement Symptoms: Owner reported that the car shook and stalled on startup. She parked ...
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Actual amount of time required to change spark plugs in a 2003, Ford Ranger XLT, 4.0 L, 6 cyl

I would like to know what the actual amount of time is for a trained mechanic to change the spark plugs in a 2003, ford, ranger xlt, 4.0 l, 6 cyl., 4 WD, automatic ? The local Ford service/dealer ...
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Should I use lubricant or not when installing these spark plugs?

This is question came up while trying to diagnose ignition coils unseating. I used anti-seize lubricant on the currently-installed spark plugs. I'm planning to install a new set of three NGK DCPR8E ...
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What this motorcycle engine plug tell about the operation inside engine?

What does this plug tell about the inside operation of the engine? I can't find any plug that looks like this in any online charts.
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Lack of power when cold under load

EDIT 8: Final update, I think. Using an OBD scan tool, I saw that the fuel trims were still very low to adjust for the vacuum leak. I reset the ECU and the trims went back to around 0, and the engine ...
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broken spark plugs in a 94 Ford Ranger

I broke a spark plug in my 94 Ford Ranger. Everything came out except the threads and the metal casing. The problem I'm having is the easy out will not fit in far enough to grab ahold of the casing ...
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Why do the spark plugs need to be replaced periodically?

I have a Toyota Etios Liva Viera Limited Edition car, 3 years old. Last week, I took the car for the yearly service at the authorised service centre. The service person said that the spark plugs need ...
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How do I remove debris from spark plug well (without damaging the head)? [duplicate]

The problem is that either someone didn't use anti-seize or someone forced in the plugs wrong (or both) because I've had the jolliest time trying to remove them from this 2002 Nissan sentra 1.8. I ...
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Should I change one spark plug and wire or all of them?

2 days ago I felt that something isn't right with my Ford. A mechanic told me that he wants to replace all four spark plugs and wires but could I just change the one? I'm scared that he's ripping me ...
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What size socket to use on a 2002 ford explorer 4.6L V8 engine

I can't seem to get a socket to catch on the spark plug. I'm told it is a 5/8" or could it be 9/16"
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Why are my new spark plugs doing this?

I have a 2006 Ford Mustang V6 4.0L. I just purchased these Bosch 6715 platinum spark plugs and installed them. I took them out because I noticed air was coming out of the spark plug socket. When I ...
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Car Hissing on Neutral After Checking Spark Plug

So last night, two days after examining one spark plug and putting it back in, I noticed a hissing sound from the front of the car. This hissing goes away completely when I press the clutch pedal in. ...
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Spark plug analysis [Photo]

I noticed some performance issues while accelerating and today, I decided to pull my spark plugs out and check their condition. This is a Nissan car with 2L NEO Direct Injection engine and they have ...
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Is this plug fouled due to being too cold?

When changing the plugs on my 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L I noticed that the tips of all the plugs looked a bit weird with these white deposits ( all four look like this ): Upon closer inspection, I ...
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Small spark can be seen after replacing spark plugs

I have replaced spark plugs for my 2005 vw fox. I noticed that in one cylinder I can see a small spark coming from the spark boot. It only appears on one spark wire. Do you guys know if this is ...
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What causes pink spark plugs?

Vehicle: 2000 Ford Windstar, 3.8L V6 engine, automatic transmission, 166,000 km, recently purchased, was brought to me for some torubleshooting and minor repairs Symptoms: Occasional hesitation ...
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spark plug problem in service

I took my car in for a routine annual service at a local garage. During the service, a piece of debris from a broken spark plug fell into the engine. The garage says it was 'just one of those things' ...
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Changing a tight old spark plug

Is it possible to ensure that no debris from broken spark plug insulator falls into the combustion chamber when changing an old plug?
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My 2008 Hyunai Accent is misfiring on two cylinders, bad gas?

Update: So I went full steam ahead today. Got the new valve cover gasket ($20.99 at AutoZone), unscrewed all the 10mm bolts, pried the cover off, hey! No obvious breaks in the seal! Well, that's good ...
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Help please! Loud clicking/ knocking sound coming from engine

I really appreciate anyones time. I own a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire 5-speed manual with the 2.2L l850 Gm engine with about 320,XXX kilometres for reference. Anyways, so I went drifting last night and did ...
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Can you use Brillo Pads to get slight build up of carbon on spark plugs?

Honda Accord 1999 1.8 injection Can you use Brillo Pads to get slight build up of carbon on spark plugs?
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honda crv 98 idle too low and rough and eventual stall but ok when driving

(Excuse my english) My dad gave me a '98 honda crv. since it came from being serviced after an oil pump failure, it has no power when it's cold I have to press the gas until the engine warms up. I ...
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What can I do with an Inline Spark Tester?

Due to my recent problem with weakly firing plugs, I'm looking at inline spark testers. I've seen three basic types: The simple flashing one which goes in between the wire and plug with the plug in ...
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Car lost all power, garage cant fix it, spark plug / coil pack replacement?

I have a Corsa model D 2011 plate. 3 months ago it went jerky and lost most of its power. I took it in and they said it was coil pack and changed it. They didnt change spark plugs, so I did that ...
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Sand like residue inside my engine bay area. Could it have been flooded…?

I just bought a car from a dealership (2013 Accord 2.4L) and I noticed today that there was sand residue near and around the engine. I was changing spark plugs today and also noticed dry powerdy sand ...
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spark plug connected to wrong cyllinder bmw 328i f30

I gave my car for service to the only BMW shop in town Rolfe Classic BMW in Canberra, ACT, Australia. The car is under warranty routine service so the spark plugs are replaced and they put the wrong ...
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Is my 1999 blazer having transmission problems?

I have a '99 Chevy Blazer. It never wants to get moving right away. It takes 30 seconds to a minute before I can get fully going. It also shakes when I am at a red light or stopped. I noticed today ...
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Engine not functioning properly at idle (cold or hot), during driving, slow acceleration, does not increase speed [closed]

I have a VW POLO (6N2) - 1.4 (60Hk), from February 2000. After the car was standing still for 2 days in a rural area close to a stream (damp environment), the car had issues with being idling. Even ...
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Spark plug tips are breaking/melting or falling of my Bosch Platinum Plugs

After 150,000 on the original factory plugs I replaced them all with Bosch Platinum, single tip, plugs. After a couple of months my car began to idle roughly at stops but not always. Then one day it ...
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Coil popped out of head

I've got a 1999 F250-SD XLT 4×4 that the coil just popped out of the head what would cause that? I've not done anything to it yet
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Engine starts with carb cleaner

I have a motorcycle that will turn over but not start. When I spray carb cleaner into the carb and crank it the engine fires up. Does this mean that the engine is getting spark but not fuel and that ...
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Squeaking when driving

I have a 99 Ford Windstar that I just bought from a friend. We had to replace the starter before driving it bc it sat for a long time. The squealing sound happens as I drive and does stop the more I ...
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What is a spark plug terminal nut? [closed]

What is the role exactly? Lets say for example i put a studded terminal spark plug on a non loose spark plug in a vehicle, what would happen? Does it effect the way the current and voltage flow?
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Pop out spark plug: Can drive to the garage?

I have a Dodge Caravan 2008 3.3L and the ceramic of one spark plug break and pop out leaving the hole free in the cylinder. I want to get my car to the garage near ( 7-8km ). When I start the engine I ...
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Misfire in single cylinder 4 stroke engine

I am having Apache RTR 180. Tech Specs:- Displacement: 177.4 cc Cylinder arrangement: Single Maximum Power: 12.52 kW (17.03 bhp) @8500 rpm Maximum Torque: 15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm Bore x Stroke: 62....
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Should bikers keep one spare spark plug in kit always?

Question would seem like opinion based and likely to be closed. But I don't it to be treated that way. My motorcycle is 2009 Honda Stunner 125 cc, already ran 59000 kms. It has started giving white ...
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What causes new spark plugs to burn out quickly on 2005 altima

I just replaced sparks plugs and drove my car estimated five miles and my #1 plugs has burned out and white on tip
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What is the difference between AC Delco Spark Plug 41-808 and 41-905?

I have a 1989 IROC-Z carbureted engine with aluminum heads. It has one of the original ZZZ 350 crate engines (bottom of page 6). The block is the same as the OEM engine. The internal parts (rods) ...
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Remove broken spark plug threads [duplicate]

So somehow, one of the spark plugs popped out while I was driving along. The thread snapped from the bolt and is now stuck. Is there a way to get the thread out without damaging the engine? Bare in ...
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What kind of wear does a spark plug cable go through?

I'm about to change spark plugs on my car, and given the cost of getting just the plugs or plugs + cables, I'm considering just keeping the current ones. The car runs fine (well, it's consuming way ...
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What would cause differences in spark plug wear on a '97FordRanger?

The mileage on these plugs is unknown, as this is a used vehicle w/o a complete service record. All 3 plugs on the driver side (4,5,6) were almost completely eroded. The 3 on the passenger side (1,2,...
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How do I determine the spark plug gap for a 1999 Mercedes E320 4matic Sedan?

I've been looking all over trying to see if there is any information but I haven't found it. I'm about to replace the spark plugs, but I need to know the correct gap. I purchased NGK 4696 Iridium ...
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What Could Cause Flash Over / Arcing to Reappear on New Plugs?

I had been having some hesitation problems on my 98 Mazda 626 which after a great deal of research seemed to be solved by replacing the plugs: As you can see, there seems to be signs of flash over / ...
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Kawasaki ZR -7S has soot in exhaust system

There is soot in the exhaust of my Kawasaki ZR-7S. All four spark plugs are coated with soot. When we first got it started, the engine ran on only 2 or 3 cylinders. We adjusted the carbs and now it ...
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Why doesn't the engine fire unless I twist the throttle? (Yamaha FZ6 2011)

This is a question about a motorcycle engine (specifically a Yamaha FZ6 2011, which has electronic fuel injection). Occasionally this happens when I try and turn on the bike: I will press the starter, ...
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2011 Mini Cooper R56 Hardtop Sparkplug Gap

I would like to know whether I can use NGK 90223 spark plugs on my 2011 Mini Cooper R56 hardtop with ~50k miles. The original spark plugs on it (Beru 12ZR6SP2) seem to have worn and the engine is ...
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Oil is leaking to my spark plugs. how do I clean it?

I have a 93 Honda Accord and it won't turn over. I listened to see if it was the fuel pump but that was not the problem. I finally removed the valve cover gasket and found about an inch of oil where ...