spark plugs

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by JosephGarcia, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    I found an ad for these in a Popular Mechanics magazine, and then found the website.

    Could they really bring a performance boost to these engines? Or are they bogus.

  2. Cookie

    Cookie Guest

    E plug

    I started using those plugs 2 yrs ago and it did help the preformance + they are shorter than the reg plug they seem to burn hotter .

  3. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    thanks, I had no responses for awhile now, but many thread views. I will give these a try next time I change plugs.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Joe- You could just use an NGK (platinum) or Champion. The reason those plugs may work better is because the original plug that comes with the engine (Chinese) are garbage.

    Also, you want to watch using a "hotter" plug than the original specification.

    A fuel/oil mix of 40/1 will give better performance than 20/1.

    Most products that make a big claim are bogus. Buyer beware.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    well, this is OT, but i see people saying "many views but no replies" about their topics...give things time...the board/community has a week-long cycle as people check in when they can. also, you wouldn't want 30 replies that say "i don't know," wouldya? :p
  6. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    I don't believe I was complaining in any way, I know responses don't come fast. I just like to state the obvious. :grin:
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i knew it wasn't a complaint, but it's a common reaction, figured i'd address it FYI 8)

    i've learned that "hotter" isn't necessarily better, but "better" is definitely better...replace the plug first chance for reliability. there's a list of suitable replacement numbers somewhere...
  8. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    The previous owner of the engine gave me a list of replacement plugs he wrote down, and already replaced the plug while he owned the engine. I may need to replace it myself in the coming months and I'm just looking at different brands and seeing what's what. These that claim "more power and HP" caught my attention.
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    There is a list in "Optimize for your application".
    The plugs listed there are as good as it gets and they aren't four bucks+ each.
  10. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    plug length

    Their might be something else to think about. I ordered a universal plug from a chinese dealer thinking it would match my 80cc but upon arrival,I found the universal plug was at least an eighth of an inch longer in the threaded end.
    That could mean a couple of things like the piston might hit the plug if the stroke was made for a shorter plug or It could mean a premature burn setting the timing off a minute notch.
    Just something to think about.
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Don't waste your money on anything "universal". "universal" usually means "while it may work for a few applications, it really doesn't work very well for much of anything other than to waste your money".

    Buy one from the list. ("optimize for your application")

    Don't waste money on any "spark enhancer" do-dads either. They are the close second cousin to snake oil.