wet spark plug - dead spark plug?
konstantin.bogach at morganstanley.com
Mon Feb 2 17:20:36 EST 2004
Sorry, I probably was not clear: I remember a post saying that after
being wet the spark plug never worked properly again. The original
problem - why plug got wet - was fixed. The plug was reported never
worked properly after that. Even after cleaning and baking. And it
sounded like not just one plug observation but more as a rule. That's
why I decided to ask.
My plugs are in oil because of loosened spark plug and bad gasket.
So, I can clean plugs in degreaser and use them, can't I? No baking
required? If required, what temperature and time?
>>> Couple month ago there was a thread about wet (gas) spark plug and
>>> several people said that spark plug is no good if was wet.
> No, something in the ignition system(not necessarily the plug) is bad
> if the plug is wet, because no ignition was occurring. Super rich
> running will also cause this, but we're talking very rich...
>>> In my case I got whole spark plug in oil. It is F5DPOR - $12 a
>>> piece chippest
> You mean you dropped it in oil? If so, yeah, just clean it, let it
> dry and reinstall. Double check the gap in case you dropped it on the
> If it came out of the engine covered in oil, you've got a serious
> problem and $12 spark plugs are the least of your worries. On the
> 20vt, oil on the top half of the plug means you have a valve cover
> gasket leak; a flashlight will confirm that easily...
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