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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by James92Scort, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Joey_Twowagons

    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Interestingly on the wagon with those three bad plugs, two had the center electrodes worn off completely, two did not. I believe that is due to two of the plugs having "reverse polarity" as a result of the way the EDIS ignition system works.
    I have read that when new, Ford put in two different type plugs in these engines. Two had the platinum on the center electrode, two had it on the ground, to ameliorate this issue.

    Regarding makes of spark plugs, I have found that all the brands I have used work fine, I pick them up at swap meets etc. for cheap and throw them in.
    Sometimes when I'd have misfiring or rough running I would swap out the plugs (but save them) however I would eventually find the problem to always be something else.

    I also regap my spark plugs until they seem even to me to be thoroughly used up.
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    Next to no one does this, unfortunately. I wanted to do this with the motorcycle but it badly fouled them and un-fouling them is deceptively hard. So I just bought a new set. Then again, I supposed I could just try scraping the ignition surfaces... just tiny parts of the electrodes.... it's not like I have to clean the WHOLE frick'n plug like every video does.
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    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Was it a two stroke motorcycle? Apparently it's quite hard to get the spark plugs to fire right once they've been fouled. I've loosened the plug boot to make an extra gap which will often get a stubborn two stroke to fire again.

    I used to glass bead plugs a fair bit, but modern cars don't seem to foul them, rather they just wear out after a very long time.
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    I suspect it's only hard to get them to fire right because folks need to address the conditionssss that created the problem in the first place. Once that's done, the engine itself will cleanup the remaining non-ignition surfaces. If the plugs are fouled, then the rest of the cylinder likely has some build-up as well. It's a four stroke racing engine.
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    I agree entirely, with four stroke engines. Two strokes are kind of voodoo to me.
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    Well I just wasted ten minutes watching eccentric Russians crudely fit 13" wheels and tires on a Hummer.
    I guess there's dumber stuff out there.
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    Lately Mr. Dumber Stuff has been on TV every weekday giving campaign speeches disguised as Corona Virus Briefings.
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    This next picture actually is an Escort:
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    That a Cosworth from over the pond?
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    zzyzzx: To me the only thing more frightful than 13" wheels on a Hummer would be if they 'stanced' the vehicle.
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    YES!
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    At least he is up fount and out in the open when it comes to his miss doings. Something you really can say about other folks in politics who do dirty crap behind closed doors and try to hide there miss doings and what not.

    Yeah, but its not quite a escort if I recall, but a sierra, think xr4ti merkur.
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    If he was up front about it, he wouldn't need to lie about everything. His stories shift by the day, if not hour. I would respect him more if he would just come right and say, "I think you're a complete imbecile." That much, would be up front. (Note: you're = We The People)
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    According the news he lies... Facts on the other hand tell a completely different story.
    Lets be honest the news media on all sides have been extremely miss leading for the last 20 years if not more, and they gotten relay good on misleading the public lately.
    This coming form someone that doesn't like him all to well ether, or most people in politics for that matter. If I had my way 90+% of politicians would be removed from office and replaced with someone more authoritarian and capable of getting a job done with out tip toeing over everything.
    No more party's or spinless folks wanting to line there back pocket please. :)
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    Oh geez. Real news is now fake news; okeedokee. According to reality he lies. I'm not even going to waste time pulling the endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless endless .......... fact check articles.
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    I also believe Trump lies, daily, hourly, & knowingly. He does it with a voice that is reassuring however. I dont know if he is a pathological liar, or has a histrionic personality disorder. I reject the premise that the media is to blame, or has been misleading the public for years. Yes, they have a product that they market; that is understandable.
    I am just as entitled to my opinion as everybody else. I also dont care to listen to anyone who wants to make a case for the facts supporing what Trump says. For that reason I will unfollow this thread for a while. Maybe until there is a vaccine for Covid-19.

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