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VF84Sluggo 06-13-2021 03:39 PM

Tempest Fine Wire Spark Plug Cleaning
 
I pulled my Tempest fine wire plugs as part of my oil change. I notice that some have a buildup of carbon on them. Is soaking the plugs in MEK to loosen up the crud, then using an old toothbrush to brush it away an acceptable practice? I don't think the bristles on an old toothbrush will hurt the plug tip and electrodes, but I'm wondering if MEK will damage the plug.

Thoughts on this?

Plummit 06-13-2021 03:46 PM

MEK shouldn't hurt the fine wire plugs but all you really need to do is use a dental pick to clean the lead out and re-install with new gaskets.

-Marc

VF84Sluggo 06-13-2021 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plummit (Post 1532879)
MEK shouldn't hurt the fine wire plugs but all you really need to do is use a dental pick to clean the lead out and re-install with new gaskets.

-Marc

Thanks, Marc. I need to get one of those. Sounds like I'm making this harder than it needs to be.

rmarshall234 06-13-2021 04:16 PM

The fine wire is extremely hard and *brittle. Do not touch it when cleaning or you run the risk of breaking it and buying a new plug.

BillL 06-13-2021 04:23 PM

I found your helmet, about 2/3 the way down.

Or ctl-F and search Sluggo.

VF84Sluggo 06-14-2021 07:39 AM

Well I'll be! There it is :D


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