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The Evolution Of Spark Plugs

Without the spark plug, there would be no internal combustion engine. The exact date of birth and father of the first real spark plug isn’t known for sure – some credit Edmond Berger with the invention as far back as 1839 but it was unpatented and definitely not designed for a car engine.

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NGK Spark Plugs Race Teams Rack Up Wins At NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NGK Spark Plugs-backed teams racked up three wins at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.

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The Anatomy Of: Spark Plugs

A spark plug takes electric current from the ignition system to the combustion chamber of an engine to ignite the air/fuel mixture through an electrical spark. Let’s look at what makes a spark plug work.

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VIDEO: Gapping Fine-Wire Spark Plugs

Andrew Markel shows how and how not to gap a fine-wire spark plug.

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VIDEO: Iridium Spark Plugs And Laser Welding

Andrew Markel explains how iridium’s hardness and melting point makes it a perfect spark plug material and how laser welding made it possible to use it on spark plugs.

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NGK Spark Plugs To Be Primary Sponsor Of The NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Championship

This six race partnership series is based on the past success and core foundation of the partnership of NGK Spark Plugs and team Seebold Sports.

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Making The Case For Copper Spark Plugs

Even the most advanced precious-metal spark plugs are, at their heart, made of copper. The center electrode contains a copper core, surrounded by a nickel alloy, which helps combat wear and corrosion.

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Spark Plugs: Choosing A Heat Range

Choosing a set of racing spark plugs for a particular application is not as easy as it sounds because the plugs have to be closely matched to the application.

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Installing Spark Plugs: Avoiding A Misfire

The potential for inadvertently creating a misfire is very real when installing new spark plugs. I say this because I’ve diagnosed many misfires created by greasy fingerprints, broken insulators and incorrect air gaps – all caused by poor installation procedures.

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Spark Plugs: The Lost Art Of Gapping

For a long time, the copper core spark plug ruled the roads. For under a dollar, you could buy a plug that would fit, but you had to gap the plug the correct distance between the ­electrodes yourself.