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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ATL Lawn, Nov 10, 2006.
Anyone here ever used Platinum spark plugs in there mowers? and other machines?
I use a platinum plug in my WB, with it being pull start, it seems to start better
My scag tiger cub with a kohler came with them from the factory. I replace them each year and they look as good as the new ones I Install
what model # plug u use?
I'm not sure I'll have to look, but i got if from tha dealer and its called an EZ start plug which is platinum
Yes seemed like more fuel efficiency, no gap setting required on 4 electode plugs and seemed like easier starting
Forget it! I have a Perma Green Ultra. In fall, I used an expensive "Split Fire" plug with an electrode that was split so that it was like a snake tongue. But...I found myself starting with the rope instead of electric starter most of the time. One day motor started to miss badly--stalled and would not restart. I could not roll the machine up the ramp and back on the carrier on the back of my truck. Some guys from another company helped me. A few minutes later I found a used Champion plug in my toolbox. Installed it and PG started immediately. R12yc or something like that.
I suspect that if you have two electrodes you are just getting two weak sparks, instead one one strong spark.
I have tried em on some makes of ope,some times it works others it makes the mowers miss really bad.
i have seen adds for plugs that show bolts of electricity jumping from those plugs 2 and 4 ways at the same time. we know that eletricity will take the least resisted path. it won't divide equally and fire at all points. to me it will fire across one point. the advantage of platinum plugs is the electrode doesn't erode near as fast as a regular plug. Just my thoughts......