They take care of the smallest of things in their vehicle. But for many riders, even the smallest of the things, like spark plugs don’t matter.
For them, they are just those things that screw into the cylinder head. To make your machine run better and longer, you have to take care of them.The little things add up over time and create big problems. To avoid this, below are some tips to show some love and attention to your spark plug:
- Installing the Spark Plug: Spark Plugs are the heart of the engine. It is because of them that the engine starts. You have to be extra careful while installing a spark plug. If you are a new user, you must refer to the manual first in order to install a new spark plug. Make sure you don’t miss out any point on the manual because one small mistake and it can create great damage to your vehicle. If you are unable to install a spark plug by yourself, go to a mechanic for the same.
- Spark Plug Gapping: A spark plug gap plays an important role in its functioning. Having the right gap in your spark plug determines how efficiently your machine is going to run. While installing a new spark plug, the gap is fairly close for its specific fitment, but it is always good to double check it. Make sure that the gap matches to the one mentioned in the owner’s manual.
- Spark Plug Cleaning: When you find your spark plugs are covered with junk, it is not always necessary to replace them. Sometime they can also be cleaned up to perform once again. At times, there is carbon build up on the bottom of the plug which further doesn’t allow it to spark properly. The best way to get rid of this is to clean it with a nylon brush. Though cleaning is not always the cure, but sometimes the minute things can be rectified through this. Don’t forget to readjust the gap after cleaning.
By just doing these simple things, you can increase the life of your spark plugs. These minute things can help you in showing your love and affection to your spark plug.