CAR Spark plug

Spark plugs: common defects and their signs

  1. Lifetime end
    • The engine starts with troubles or doesn’t start at all.
    • The engine operation is not stable at idling.
    • Engine power output decreases.
    • Fuel consumption increased.
    • Foreign sound is heard during engine operation.
  2. Soiling
    • The engine operation is not stable, the car moves jerkily.
    • The fact that the spark plugs are wet or covered with carbon deposits can be found during visual inspection.
    • Foreign sounds are heard during warming up or idling.
    • Fuel consumption significantly increased.
    • The engine revs up with difficulty, its power lowered.

How to repair or replace spark plugs?

If the spark plugs are broken down you should not try to repair them. They are to be replaced. Regularity of scheduled components replacement depends on electrode production material. For copper-nickel plugs it is 20,000 – 30,000 operational kilometers, while for the components with electrode made of noble materials (platinum, iridium, palladium, yttrium) – 60,000 – 100,000 km. Take into account that access to the spark plugs may be troubled, and a torque wrench should be used during installation of the components, also required tightening torque must be followed. That is why, if you don’t have such experience and special knowledge, it is better to entrust replacement of these spare parts to car station specialists.

Spark plug Information

Spark plugs provide a failure-free operation of any car engine. This is a unique mechanism that is designed to ignite the air-fuel mixture in the internal combustion engine. When a spark passes between the electrodes, the mixture is ignited. This part also has another name – spark ignition plug. It is used in all ignition systems: contact, contactless and even electronic one. All spark plugs have a single construction: contact pin, central electrode, insulator and body. Setting of quality spark plugs has a number of advantages. First, there is a significant reduction of load on the engine.

Therefore, this improves his work both when the engine is idling and it is cold. Second, the torque increases throughout the range of revolutions. At the same time flexibility and dynamics of the engine are significantly improved. And the most important fact is that the fuel consumption and the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere are reduced. The main cause of early failure of the plugs is contamination with products of incomplete combustion or increase of the spark gap because of wear of the electrodes.

In this case, a decisive influence on the performance of the plugs provides technical state of the vehicle engine.

In addition, the spark plug failure can lead to failure of the other elements of the ignition system, for example, distributors cover, coil, etc. This is the reason why it is necessary to replace the defective plug. Also, it is important to use only that plugs that are recommended by the carmaker. If you can not buy an analogue, you need to follow two main conditions: the plugs you want to install must be close to standard in size and thermal characteristics.

How is it possible to reduce the consumption of gasoline and increase the engine power? How to ensure the stable operation of the spark plugs in different conditions? Buy quality spark plugs at moderate prices in our online shop. We will care the delivery to be fulfilled in the shortest possible terms. In assortment of our online shop you can also find other car parts, like ignition coil, ignition module or air filter.

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