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    Spark Plugs

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    Inspection



    1. Inspect the electrodes and ceramic insulator.
    2.  
    3. Burned or worn electrodes may be caused by:

      Advanced ignition timing
       
      Loose spark plug
       
      Plug heat range too hot
       
      Insufficient cooling
       

    4.  
    5. Fouled plug may be caused by:

      Retarded ignition timing
       
      Oil in combustion chamber
       
      Incorrect spark plug gap
       
      Plug heat range too cold
       
      Excessive idling/low speed running
       
      Clogged air cleaner element
       
      Deteriorated ignition coils

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      Fig. Inspection of the spark plug

       

    6.  

    Removal & Installation



    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the ignition coil, as outlined later in this section.
    4.  
    5. Remove the spark plug.
    6.  
    7. Inspect the spark plug.
    8.  

    To install:

    1. Install the spark plug and tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Install the ignition coil.
    4.  
    5. Connect the negative battery cable.
    6.  

     
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