WARNING!!!!!----Spark Plug Problem

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Maxx Ported, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Maxx Ported

    Maxx Ported Member

    While starting another NEW engine today, It died.. checked the spark plug:???: Yet ANOTHER electrode dropped:shock:

    NO more SLH plugs for me...black ink /Z4C (came in kit)

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I don't understand. Are those electrodes softening in the heat of combustion and opening up?
  3. Maxx Ported

    Maxx Ported Member

    No the CENTER electrode is dropping, ? closing the gap....The ground strap, I opened up to see how far the electrode would drop out
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    are you the same person that this same thing happened to before ?

    I read it happening somewhere else here on site...

    Man -- the damage that could be caused from that !!!

    All that can be said in regards to those plugs --- cheap !!!

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  5. Maxx Ported

    Maxx Ported Member

    Mountainman-- Yes, that be me, I worked for the dodge dealership 14 yrs, as eng and trans tech, and drag race, I have never seen this happen before....Now its been 2 in 2 days:shock::shock::shock:
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    That's ****. Just use a name brand plug. Sheesh.
  7. Maxx Ported

    Maxx Ported Member

    That's ****. Sheesh.[/:confused::confused:????? I already throw away, ALL mounting bolts, plug wire and cap. Tensioner and bracket...
  8. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Sorry my comment was directed at the terrible plugs. I wrote khrap. As in those plugs ARE khrap....sheesh, I can't even believe those made it to the market. Pure garbage!
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's not good odds !!!

    also never seen anything such as that with a plug

    makes one wonder what went wrong ?

    then again -- guess it doesn't matter too much at this time

    never use one again...

  10. Maxx Ported

    Maxx Ported Member

    Thank You, Now I understand.......It's ashame, Quailty is so low
  11. There is just no excuse for that. Wow.

    You should alert your vendor so he can alert their supplier being that there's numerous suppliers apparently in China.
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  12. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Does anyone know if the manufacturers get any product feedback, officially ?
    I know it sounds like a daft question, but if they are not getting any feedback comminication, then they think everything is ok.
    I change all possibles to with every new kit, take nothing for granted.
    Once you get it right, they run fine and just keep going without any problems, it's just getting it right though.
  13. Tinker1980

    Tinker1980 Guest

    Aha! I wasn't the only one that happened to! I guess when you get a new motor, go ahead and blow a couple of bucks on an NGK or Champion plug - lots cheaper than a new piston.

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  14. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Just when i thought quality control standards couldn't slip further they've lowered the bar.
  15. MyPC8MyBrain

    MyPC8MyBrain New Member

    Yeah, I had one do that as well. I would run but misfire. The combustion pressure would push the electrode up to open the gap and make connection at times. other times it wouldn't fire.

    Took me a bit to find that one because when you look at the plug you usually turn it upside down and it would look ok. But when you turn it down the gap would close up. crazy stuff.

    The small engine dealer next door had never seen that either and i'm pretty sure they change a lot of plugs.
  16. frenchlayer

    frenchlayer Member

    at least no babies were affected by this or anyone getting eczema.....
  17. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

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  18. Slay

    Slay Member

    That's some seriously funny jack!!