[A4] Re: I am fed up!

Pbadore at aol.com Pbadore at aol.com
Sun Feb 15 08:39:37 EST 2004

Broken spark plug electrodes are not a regular daily problem but
they do happen.  I had a Champion spark plug center electrode fall out of an 
installed spark plug into the combustion camber of a running Chrysler 2.2l 
engine. The electrode made an enormous amount of noise then apparently worked 
loose causing a slightly bent engine valve and a low speed miss.  I stopped using 
Champion spark plugs after that incidence and a comment by my local engine 
machine shop "Yeah we see them drop all the time." By the way the 2.2 ran 
another 30,000 miles with the bent valve.  Chrysler picked a good VW/Audi engine 
from which to copy and model the 2.2l SOHC engine.
Peter Badore
many broken 2.8l Audi V6 engines 

More information about the A4 mailing list