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Why does ignition occurs during the power stroke in spark ignition engines?

In normal running conditions, the ignition does not happen during the power stroke, but just before, at the end of the compression stroke, because it takes time for the burn to propagate through the ...
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Why does ignition occurs during the power stroke in spark ignition engines?

While I agree for the most part of @WeatherVane's answer, it doesn't really answer your question: Why does ignition occurs during the power stroke in spark ignition engines and not during other ...
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How do I get porcelain out of cylinders

I would start by attaching a short length of garden hose to a vacuum cleaner and inserting the pipe into the spark plug hole to suck the bits out. If you cant come up with something better, you ...
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Problem with Spark Plugs Repeatedly Fouling

A fouled spark plug is a sign of further issues. It can be caused by a number of things. A mechanic would need to visually inspect the spark plug and run further diagnostics to determine and confirm ...
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The arm of my sparkplug somehow broke how concerned should I be?

Without a picture of your spark plug it's impossible to say whether the electrode broke off, or whether it's eroded to the point it could no longer make a spark. I'm going to assume that the electrode ...
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Hole in one, 2000 Ford Mustang GT

I think your biggest problem is, you're using the wrong type of magnet. You need to use one which is permanently attached to something. It is typically called a "Mechanic Pickup Tool". You'...
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2012 honda pilot broken spark plug

If your are saying a bit of porcelain dropped inside the cylinder, then what you did doesn’t sound like a good idea, but it does sound like you got away with it. The porcelain could easily have ...
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