Changing spark plugs

Discussion in 'How To' started by karen.baz, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Hi All - just a general question.
    How ofter to you find you have to remove and clean your spark plugs?
    We changed them 3 wks ago and are just checking them now and they are filthy.
  2. Not the plugs then ... ;)
    Post a picture or two and wait for the avalanche of replies - probably all different :rolleyes:

    They sit in the middle of a chamber that explodes thousands of times a minute - they`re bound to look a bit
    second hand . Anyone looked at the jetting lately ??

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  3. [​IMG]
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  4. What a splendid chart!
  5. Cleaning the plugs seems to have done the trick. Running like a dream now.
    What would the jetting be...sorry have no clue
  6. Bet he`s photoshoppeeed `em so everyone looking thinks all`s well when really they`re mega lean ....

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  7. Going for carbon fould, what does that mean after 3 weeks?
  8. he means the carburetor..

    I checked my plugs five years ago when I got the van ,in fact a white lie I have never looked...:D
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  9. Gotta agree with @lost-en-france .
    Must have been 4 or 5 years since i`d even looked at them ...
    Changed mine last year though - only when i got a nooo injun .

    Jetting is inside the carb and meters the fuel to suit the engine configuration you have in the van .
    If the plugs are sooting up in such a short time it`s probably running rich . If you aren`t familiar with carburation you are honestly better off leaving it to a specialist as if set too lean can wreck an engine in no time , running rich is better but will eventually have the same result ... :eek:

  10. Flakey

    Flakey Sponsor

    It means it's fouled by carbon ;)
    Possible, too rich, timing out a bit, valves a bit worn, burning a bit of oil.
    Or you're doing lots of short journeys ?
    Come to Techenders!
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  11. Don't ask me. I just post pictures.
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  12. adjusting the carburetor is a lot easier than fitting eyelids...:thumbsup:
  13. It means you've been pottering about and doing short journeys and it wants a good thrashing. :)
    The time to check your plugs is after a good hour run at 50-60mph.
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  14. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Look up Techenders; you could learn loads in a couple of days.
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