posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 12:26 AM
I think it's about high time car owners were taught how to re-gap and clean their plugs. It's not difficult.
If you have misfires, buying new plugs (or differently designed plugs) isn't what's necessary. What IS necessary is that you check the fuel/air
ratio, compression, and check your existing plugs for closed/widened (rare) gaps and dirty gaps.
Remember your auto-shop training from high school. Compression, Spark, Exhaust. It's not hard to check.
I really do hope you actually received auto-shop training back in high school, it should be mandatory for one semester... at least it was here.
And no, I don't care what this firestorm plug is capable of, removing your catalytic converter would be a mistake.
... I look forward to the day electric vehicles are standardized. Won't have to deal with these ridiculously compact and over-complicated new model
gas engines. Battery bank, regulator, motor... it'll be so much simpler.
Though, I still miss the days of the simpler engines... or at least, being able to service the engine without removing it.
*%$%#*%#*% compact engine compartments!