Blew out the center electrode of my sparkplug...........

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  1. donutguy

    donutguy New Member

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    Something I've never done before. I was giving it full throttle up a slight incline (I was going a tad over 30mph) when all of the sudden "pop" and the engine died.

    Turns out I blew the center of the sparkplug completely out of the engine....took the rubber boot and the end of the sparkplug wire with it and I never found it.

    First time for everything I suppose :)
     
  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    Strange, I've seen the electrode gone but never that. What brand of plug were you using.
     
  3. donutguy

    donutguy New Member

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    To be honest......I'm not sure. It wasn't anything name brand, it's in the trash bin outside.

    I've never had anything like that happen before- it was completely gone and it took whatever holds the sparkplug wire to the sparkplug with it.
     
  4. Fulltimer

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    I would have save the plug because that is REALLY weird! I never heard of that before!

    Terry
     
  5. 2door

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    I've seen it happen to a high horsepower drag race engine but never on something as small as ours. Probably a cracked porcelain that let go and took the center electrode with it when it left the engine.

    Tom
     
  6. Norman

    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    Sooner or later you will see the weird stuff happen.
    the plug doing that isn't new I've seen that before, just glad I wasn't over the top of it when it took off.
     

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