Why the Gap on a Spark Plug Is So Critical?

Answer The spark plug is the device that causes the fuel/air mixture in the cylinder to burn. All internal combustion engines have a spark plug, or in the case of diesel engines, a glow plug, to initiate ... Read More »

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Resistors Used in Spark Plugs & Spark Plug Wires?

In early model vehicles before fuel injection and engine management computers, copper or stainless steel core spark plug wires were used. This type of wire was encased in rubber, and this type of c... Read More »

What Is the Order to Plug the Spark Plug Wires Into a Distributor Cap on a 1994 Dodge RAM Van?

The 1994 Dodge RAM 1500 van came equipped with a 3.9-liter V-6, or a 5.2-liter V-8 engine. The distributor sends spark to the spark plugs in a specific firing order via the spark plug wires. The sp... Read More »

The Order of Spark Plug Wires From the Ignition Coil to the Plug in a 1998 Hyundai Accent?

The 1998 front-wheel-drive Hyundai Accent was equipped with a transverse-mounted 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The Accent used a distributorless ignition system with a crankshaft position ... Read More »

How to Test the Spark From a Motorcycle Spark Plug?

The spark provided by your motorcycle's spark plug is responsible for igniting the flammable mixture of air and fuel within the engine. A failing or damaged spark plug could weaken the engine, limi... Read More »