Spark Plug Cleaning

4 replies to this topic
  • Nige_Uk

Posted February 17, 2002 - 10:13 PM


I know this sounds like a daft topic, but some of those fancy plugs out there get damaged real easy.
A bike mechanic (& good friend !) has told me that by wire brushing some types of plugs damages them.
What do you lads do ? - Clean or pop a new one in (can get rather expensive when messing with the jetting & sooting the plugs up !!) :)


  • Taffy

Posted February 17, 2002 - 11:53 PM


stick them over the gas cooker for 5 mins. at first they burn blue but after two or three minutes they burn orange and that's what cleans them up.


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  • Nige_Uk

Posted February 18, 2002 - 01:51 AM


Cheers, looks like I'm Cooking tonight !!!


  • The_Missile

Posted February 18, 2002 - 03:10 AM


I can vouch for that but note that the plug will turn 'white' as per a hot running lean condition spark plug. No problem, but beware if you rejet and examine this re-used plug, dont to be fooled by the white tinge.


Posted February 18, 2002 - 04:48 AM


If you don'r feel like getting burned by a hot plug, you can spray em down with "easy-Off Oven Cleaner" and in an hour they are completely cleaned and ready for re-use. They will also read correctly when re-used.

Bonzai :)


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