What are spark plugs apart?
Your spark plugs, along with the electrical and timing equipment which powers them, are part of what’s known as your ignition system. Generally, your spark plugs are made from extremely durable material, and are capable of withstanding millions and millions of explosions before wearing out or needing to be replaced.
Can you use different types of spark plugs?
In other words, any brand of spark plug can be used in any vehicle make or model application assuming the plug has the correct dimensions, design and heat range. The engine won’t know the difference. They may not have a plug with the correct electrode configuration, reach or heat range.
What are the two types of spark plugs?
The main types of spark plugs are copper/nickel, iridium, single platinum, double platinum, and silver. The best spark plug varies depending on the vehicle. Below you will find more details on each of these spark plugs and what they are good for.
What kind of device is a spark plug?
Spark plug is a device mainly used in internal combustion engines of automobiles. It ignites the compressed fuel mixture in the combustion chamber of IC engine.
What kind of spark plug is double platinum?
Double Platinum Spark Plugs are specifically designed for a certain ‘waste spark’ distributor ignition system which requires the spark on the spark plug to jump from center electrode platinum plate to the side electrode’s platinum plate on the compression stroke.
Do you use copper spark plugs in your car?
The only use of copper spark plugs in modern cars is with the high performance engines which are designed and manufactured around copper spark plugs. These engines are the only exception and in this scenario copper spark plugs are known to be high performance spark plugs.
What kind of materials are spark plugs made of?
The electrodes were traditionally made of copper but now they are also being manufactured from rare materials like iridium and platinum. Newer spark plugs utilize smaller center electrodes in order to lower the amount of voltage required to generate a spark.