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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2017 - 03:46 PM

I see everyone is displaying the E3 plugs for push mowers, this year. Are they worth the extra money?


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 03:54 PM

Anything is better than Champion.  Haven't seen the E3 plugs.  Who makes them?


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 04:01 PM

I like the old fashion split fire, has anyone else heard of them?

They came around in the 90's as a way to 'increase power'

Basically it has two tabs, which is supposed to burn all the fuel.

I my self, like champion also

NGK is pretty good as well

 

Chieffan, your going to love this, Champion, makes e3


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 04:25 PM

Never could get Champions to last.  Last resort only.  First choice is NGK.  Are they supposed to be something special for the Ethanol gas?

 

Yes I have heard of the split fire plugs.  There was another one that had no tabs.  Fired from the center to the entire ring, 
Center Fire rings a bell but not sure.


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 05:01 PM

I have tried other brands, in my vehicles and my small engines and in my outboards when I had them, and for some reason Champions have always seemed to hold up the  best... Gimmick plugs like the E3 and splitfire have never seemed to live up to the hype. Sure if you are comparing a brand new plug to an old worn out plug, there is bound to be an improvement noted... but a new plug to another new plug? not usually.  

Onthe split fire, with the Y shaped ground electrode, the plug is gonna throw 1 spark per ignition event.... to one branch or the other... it is not gonna throw multiple sparks one being to each branch of the "Y".... no way, no how.  I guess maybe if one side was burnt off/eroded away or fouled it "might" start firing the "other way" to the side that is left

but by the time that is the case the middle electrode would be fried as well....


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 05:51 PM

Buy a cheap plug in the correct temp. range.

File the contact back so its not over the electrode but still maintain the correct gap. 

You'll have something just as good as the gimmick of "splitfire".


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 05:52 PM

It allows the gas to flow through the electrode, rather than around it, allowing for more complete combustion.

Fires between the v, only once per cycle 

 

 

Not sure if that would work Gtractor, but what do i know?  :D


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 07:50 PM

JC Whitney sold a " split fire" sparkplug in the late 60s. There was a center electrode with the outter ring divided into 6 or 8 segments. They claimed that they would give more power. I never tried them. They also sold water injectors to increase power. I believe that both of those techniques were also used in aircraft.

 

I have usually preferred Champions because they usually extended farther into the combustion chamber. The AC plugs were usually flush with the head where the Champions stuck in about 1/4". When I worked at a parts store they told me that AC stood for Alexander Champion and he sold the company to GM. Later he started Champion with a new design. Notice that the Autocraft brand plugs look alot like Champions. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 08:21 PM

I run champion mostly, never tried E3's, I've had good luck with champion plugs, I have found that to get anything other than the new style"emissions" plugs I have to go to Advance Auto or another part store, as all TSC has are plugs for newer stuff anymore, they used to have a good selection.
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Posted April 15, 2017 - 08:30 PM

I think I'll pass on the trick plugs.


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 08:46 PM

Fires between the v,

The "V" is only one side of the electrode and is the ground circut.  Fire jumps to the "V" from the other electrode in the center of the plug.


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 08:58 PM

The "V" is only one side of the electrode and is the ground circut.  Fire jumps to the "V" from the other electrode in the center of the plug.

Im talking about my kind of split fire, the electrode comes out like normal, then makes a v, the spark happens between the v, from each electrode prong



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Posted April 15, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Im talking about my kind of split fire, the electrode comes out like normal, then makes a v, the spark happens between the v, from each electrode prong

So am I.   You must understand the "V" is only one side of the circuit. 


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 10:07 PM

So am I.   You must understand the "V" is only one side of the circuit. 

I dont know what your talking about


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 10:08 PM

I dont know what your talking about

To that, I will agree






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