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Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by AutoReportNG2: 2:11am On Feb 22, 2017
Spark plugs are an integral part of your vehicle's motor as they provide the much-needed spark that ignites the air and fuel mixture within the cylinders. This continuous ignition is what keeps your car moving on the road.

If spark plugs are not checked with regular services, cleaned or changed when necessary, they can cause problems to occur with the vehicle's engine. Below are six signs for when to change your spark plugs.

When to change spark plugs:

1. Engine has a rough idle

Your engine idles when it is a stationary, and in this position, the engine usually produces around 1000rpm. The sound the engine gives off is constant and smooth, but if your spark plugs aren’t performing as they should, your engine will produce a rough and jittery sound while producing larger vibrations through the car. Not having this checked can lead to costly damage being done.

2. Having trouble starting your car?

Many people put their car not starting down to being out of fuel or having a flat battery. One possibility you may overlook is having bad or worn spark plugs. If your spark plugs don’t produce the spark needed to get the vehicle moving, then you’re going nowhere. It is also possible that faulty spark plugs are causing your battery to drain. If so you need to have your battery and spark plugs changed as soon as possible.

3. Your engine misfires

When your engine misfires it causes the vehicle to halt for a fraction of a second and then continues it’s usual movement. This means the vehicle isn’t functioning as smoothly as it should because one or more cylinders aren’t firing properly, which can also lead to higher amounts of emissions.

4. Engine surging

When a vehicle sucks in more air than usual in the combustion process it can cause the vehicle to jerk and then slow down or continually start and stop, which means the vehicles engine is working inefficiently. This is also known as engine hesitation and dangerous situation can arise if this occurs in traffic.

5. High fuel consumption

If your spark plugs have deteriorated you’ll notice that your vehicle's fuel economy can decrease by up to 30% due to incomplete combustion. If you notice you’re having to fill up more often than usual it can be caused by deteriorating spark plugs. To get back to your vehicle’s optimum level of fuel consumption all you’ll need to do is have your spark plugs changed.

6. Lack of acceleration

If your vehicle is accelerating poorly it is fairly easy to tell. It feels as if the vehicle doesn’t want to respond when you put your foot down, or it does but not instantly as you’ve become accustomed to. It can also feel as if your vehicle is trying really hard to pull itself along. This ‘sluggishness’ can be easily fixed by having the vehicle serviced with a spark plug change.

Do you know any other signs of when to change spark plugs? Let us know in the comments below!

Source
http://www.autoreportng.com/2017/02/signs-to-watch-out-for-when-its-time-to.html

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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by AutoReportNG2: 2:12am On Feb 22, 2017
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by mykelmeezy: 4:11am On Feb 22, 2017
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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Midazman(m): 7:02am On Feb 22, 2017
Hello,
Please do you have a workshop where I can have my car thoroughly checked?

Thank you
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Pyroclast(m): 7:28am On Feb 22, 2017
Midazman:
Hello,
Please do you have a workshop where I can have my car thoroughly checked?

Thank you
What is your exact complaint.
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Midazman(m): 1:41pm On Feb 22, 2017
Pyroclast:

What is your exact complaint.
I have a 2012 corolla but I feel its not moving smoothly and d plugs hav bin changed
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Pyroclast(m): 3:09pm On Feb 22, 2017
Midazman:

I have a 2012 corolla but I feel its not moving smoothly and d plugs hav bin changed
You feel?
Any misfire?
Any check light/MIL
Sluggish acceleration?
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Midazman(m): 7:55pm On Feb 22, 2017
Pyroclast:

You feel?
Any misfire?
Any check light/MIL
Sluggish acceleration?
No check light but sluggish acceleration
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by AutoReportNG: 9:05pm On Feb 22, 2017
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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by phoexix: 9:42pm On Feb 22, 2017
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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Afritechs(m): 7:00am On Feb 23, 2017
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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by lonelydora: 7:01am On Feb 23, 2017
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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by ennysuccess(m): 7:03am On Feb 23, 2017
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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by segzicres(m): 7:05am On Feb 23, 2017
Midazman:

No check light but sluggish acceleration

before you check your car be sure to know that your car's got a small engine and a bulky body. besides corollas aren't built for fast acceleration but it will get you to where you're going to.

get that check engine checked out.
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by soberdrunk(m): 7:06am On Feb 23, 2017
The problem with changing plugs is getting 'original' plugs, abeg which plug is reliable these days because once upon a time it was NGk but my mechanic said you cant find it again.......

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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by mexxy1(m): 7:11am On Feb 23, 2017
Can you please always quote your original source (not your blog to drive traffic to your blog) and stop claiming glory for copy and paste items?

It's bad that you guys copy other people's research work and paste here, then mention the mods just to be on front-page and do not give credit to the source website.

Please do the right thing next time.

Cc:
AutoreportNG
AutoreportNG2
AutoJosh
Seun
Lalasticlala

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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by xreal: 7:16am On Feb 23, 2017
Very correct. I know of 1,5 and 6.

Good thread.
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by TheGreatIYANU: 7:22am On Feb 23, 2017
Thanks for this.
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Midazman(m): 7:41am On Feb 23, 2017
segzicres:


before you check your car be sure to know that your car's got a small engine and a bulky body. besides corollas aren't built for fast acceleration but it will get you to where you're going to.

get that check engine checked out.

Alright..thank you
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by jakautoworld: 7:55am On Feb 23, 2017
Midazman:
Hello,
Please do you have a workshop where I can have my car thoroughly checked?

Thank you
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by jakautoworld: 7:55am On Feb 23, 2017
Midazman:
Hello,
Please do you have a workshop where I can have my car thoroughly checked?

Thank you

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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Eazeee(m): 7:59am On Feb 23, 2017
i do experience difficult acceleration & even jacking d moment i want to accelerate after slowing down with my 2000 camry. could dat b d pluggs too?
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by rildwanullahi(m): 8:04am On Feb 23, 2017
AutoReportNG2:
Spark plugs are an integral part of your vehicle's motor as they provide the much-needed spark that ignites the air and fuel mixture within the cylinders. This continuous ignition is what keeps your car moving on the road.

If spark plugs are not checked with regular services, cleaned or changed when necessary, they can cause problems to occur with the vehicle's engine. Below are six signs for when to change your spark plugs.

When to change spark plugs:

1. Engine has a rough idle

Your engine idles when it is a stationary, and in this position, the engine usually produces around 1000rpm. The sound the engine gives off is constant and smooth, but if your spark plugs aren’t performing as they should, your engine will produce a rough and jittery sound while producing larger vibrations through the car. Not having this checked can lead to costly damage being done.

2. Having trouble starting your car?

Many people put their car not starting down to being out of fuel or having a flat battery. One possibility you may overlook is having bad or worn spark plugs. If your spark plugs don’t produce the spark needed to get the vehicle moving, then you’re going nowhere. It is also possible that faulty spark plugs are causing your battery to drain. If so you need to have your battery and spark plugs changed as soon as possible.

3. Your engine misfires

When your engine misfires it causes the vehicle to halt for a fraction of a second and then continues it’s usual movement. This means the vehicle isn’t functioning as smoothly as it should because one or more cylinders aren’t firing properly, which can also lead to higher amounts of emissions.

4. Engine surging

When a vehicle sucks in more air than usual in the combustion process it can cause the vehicle to jerk and then slow down or continually start and stop, which means the vehicles engine is working inefficiently. This is also known as engine hesitation and dangerous situation can arise if this occurs in traffic.

5. High fuel consumption

If your spark plugs have deteriorated you’ll notice that your vehicle's fuel economy can decrease by up to 30% due to incomplete combustion. If you notice you’re having to fill up more often than usual it can be caused by deteriorating spark plugs. To get back to your vehicle’s optimum level of fuel consumption all you’ll need to do is have your spark plugs changed.

6. Lack of acceleration

If your vehicle is accelerating poorly it is fairly easy to tell. It feels as if the vehicle doesn’t want to respond when you put your foot down, or it does but not instantly as you’ve become accustomed to. It can also feel as if your vehicle is trying really hard to pull itself along. This ‘sluggishness’ can be easily fixed by having the vehicle serviced with a spark plug change.

Do you know any other signs of when to change spark plugs? Let us know in the comments below!

Source
http://www.autoreportng.com/2017/02/signs-to-watch-out-for-when-its-time-to.html
what if you have to push start for the first time in the day after that it starts once you ignite
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by sammyj: 8:13am On Feb 23, 2017
Thanks for the info !!! cheesy
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by MaziOmenuko: 8:31am On Feb 23, 2017
soberdrunk:
The problem with changing plugs is getting 'original' plugs, abeg which plug is reliable these days because once upon a time it was NGk but my mechanic said you cant find it again.......

Is there any answer to this? I always use tokunbo plugs but the only time I used brand new plugs, it failed after few weeks later.
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by SonofHim: 8:33am On Feb 23, 2017
Thank you so much AutoReportNG2. That's my car you just described and I was getting worried about it.

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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by 1stdammy(m): 8:35am On Feb 23, 2017
I want to believe these applies to my motorcycle too 'cos I've been noticing this of recent. No smooth run, the sound is just so scattered...........
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by Rayd502(m): 8:36am On Feb 23, 2017
My check engine light blinks sometimes during acceleration,which causes the car to drag.
The car also experiences a rough idle although not all the all time.
With these outlines you gave I m very positive my plugs requires change.Thanks alot for the insight.

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Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by SonofHim: 9:03am On Feb 23, 2017
Please beside oil change and replacement of plugs what are other components of a comprehensive engine servicing?
Re: Signs To Watch Out For When Its Time To Change Your Spark Plugs by fiponmile(m): 9:05am On Feb 23, 2017
so informative......

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