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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 02:57 PM

---- I learned several yrs ago. For those w/ two strokes and four strokes that burn a little oil or run rich. If you own an O/A torch, hold plug by the wire connector w/ visegrips or in a vise, fire up torch and set to cut, touch the pale pale part of flame,not the bright blue, to electrode end so flame is going down btween insulator and electrode and immediately hit the oxy to cut for about 3-4 sec then take the flame away. All the carbon is gone immediately and the plug will look almost new.
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Mike

Edited by ol' stonebreaker, October 30, 2012 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:13 PM

For real? Is this a trick?

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:37 PM

You know,I have heard of this being done,but have never tried it myself.
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:41 PM

I have used a small propane torch to dry out wet plugs and "pre cook " the crud before cleaning with a wire brush. I was always worried about getiing the porcelin too hot and cracking it.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:52 PM

Nope, this isn't a trick. And I haven't cracked a porcelain yet. The jet of pure oxy is the secret ingedient. If it's burnable the oxy will make it go away.
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 04:08 PM

bought one of those spark plug cleaners a couple years back. Never tried the manual ones , instead i bought the one i just hook my air line too....thing works great. Great tip tho, makes alota sense that it would work.
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 04:54 PM

I have a spark plug cleaner too. It has the Champion brand name on it.It cleans the plugs by sandblasting them very lightly.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 05:10 PM

yup, works better than I thought it would......

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 05:36 PM

I am going to try this light blue flame trick out the next time I foul out a plug. Thanks!
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:31 PM

The champion blast cabinets work well. When I was growing up we had a honda express 49cc 2 stroke. It'd foul the plug every hour or so and that's how we determined when to change riders. My brother and I each had our own plug and we'd ride it till it'd foul, swap it out and cool it off/blast it while the other one rode. Fond childhood memories. PILED miles on that thing during the summers, still have it and dad still has the blast cabinet.




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