Spark Plug Cleaner

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tharrell, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Go to Harbor Freight and get yourself one of these bad boys, $15. Tony

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  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I bought one of those 20 years ago!
     
  3. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Spark plugs are one of the cheapest thinkgs you can replace. I think buying new ones would be a good investment.
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    scuze me! I didn't know they'd been around so long. I just found it.
    I have a ton of stuff including 3 motorcycles, I have a lot of plugs.
    If you're only replacing 2 or 3 once in a while it would still make sense to keep them clean and in top shape.
    Let's see,
    5 walkbehinds
    1 zero turn
    2 wheeled blowers
    2 lot vacuums
    2 chain saws
    2 push mowers
    3 hedge clippers
    1 pole saw
    2 backpack blowers
    1 handheld blower
    5 trimmers
    1 truck loader
    1 tiller
    2 trucks
    3 motorcycles
    Now, how much do you think it would cost me to replace all of those plugs?
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    You're excused. :D I worked on autos for 30 years. :usflag:
     
  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    And all it takes is one grain of sand you missed to ruin your whole savings plan. I will stick to new.
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  7. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Posts: 209

    What do the plugs look like when there cleaned up?
     
  8. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Thanks, didn't know they had them,will check HF tomorrow,how do they work?Spinning wire brushes inside? I always clean them with a hand held wirebrush but if there's a quicker way to do it,I'll buy it.I'm always cleaning plugs especially on 2 stroke equipment,they seem to foul quicker then 4 stroke.
     
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Compressed air, it's a mini sandblaster. The switch on the side is for air only or grit. You stick the plug on the left side, there's a rubber boot that snugs the fit.
    I used it with my portable air tank.
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    You're not blind are you? He posted a pic of the plugs with the blaster.
     

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