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car fired up thanks pz

Hey guys my car fired up the second time, me and my dad set the cams to tdc,and I change the spark plugs from vpower to iridium.
Next I'm going to make sure there is no idling,I'll keep you guys updated..
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Re: car fired up thanks pz

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Thanks for the help bykfixer
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Re: car fired up thanks pz

Soooooo, what ended up being the issue?

I get surprised each time my lawn equipment refuses to go because of some soot on the spark plug.
Used to be they'd have to melt before they'd prevent the motor from going...and if they were only partially melted your engine still ran...lousy, but ran.
What's with todays spark plugs?
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Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: car fired up thanks pz

Fuel pressure and spark plugs were done
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Re: car fired up thanks pz

So next I'm Goin to check to see if there any issues of idling..
I did see my abs light come on once I started the car
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Soooooo, what ended up being the issue?

I get surprised each time my lawn equipment refuses to go because of some soot on the spark plug.
Used to be they'd have to melt before they'd prevent the motor from going...and if they were only partially melted your engine still ran...lousy, but ran.
What's with todays spark plugs?
The electrodes are quite smaller on "todays" spark plugs... Used to be an electrode larger than the size of a #2 pencil lead and stick out about 1/8th of an inch from the ceramic insulation and "now-a-days", the electrodes are like a small mechanical pencil lead and flush with the ceramic. So pretty much, the surface area has decreased. I think manufacturers are going for a more precise spark and since a lot of newer cars have multiple spark per combustion stoke, it makes up for the surface area.

And I know exactly what you mean... When I bought my 78 Skylark with 86K miles on it, it had the original spark plugs in the #7 & #8 cylinders. (The 2 back ones), which were a b1tch to get out due to the steering and brake parts on the driver side and the evaporator box on the passenger side. (After getting them out, understood why they were never changed.) The car ran, drove it home from across town, and those 2 spark plugs were totally corroded. You couldn't see the electrode at all. The others weren't a whole lot better.
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Re: car fired up thanks pz

Tony, you probably missed the crank push button lawn mower days... (I'm supposing 68-70?) where you basically spun a handle on top of the engine 180, folded the handle back down, then pushed the button to release a spring POW!... made the curious dog haul @$$ every time...
Prelude to the key start so to speak. (note; I like throwing in the word prelude any time I can)
Yet when she failed to go the last thing you checked was the spark plug.

Now Kudos on those NGK plugs in theze cars. Unless your rotor is fugly, cap iz coated and your plugs are ruined, they'll do pretty good for a long, long time, unlike those candy-@$$ plugs in my lawn equipment.

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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: car fired up thanks pz

Yeah, I don't remember lawnmowers with cranks on them. Just a little bit before my time. We had the standard rope and T-Handle pull start kind, but that was before they put the kill switch levers on the push handles.
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