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January 25, 2021, 12:46:27 AM

Spark Plugs

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Reply #15 on: August 27, 2020, 02:34:15 PM
Still cleaning my plugs....Top one still as it came out, bottom one has been in the cleaner








Some of you guys might remember this bit of kit.

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Reply #16 on: August 27, 2020, 03:29:52 PM
Running a bit rich there H, cleaner works well.


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Reply #17 on: August 27, 2020, 03:47:20 PM
Is it a mini sand blaster ?

I use a wire brush till it looks better than it started...but there's something satisfying about an official looking magic box particularly as it implies it does the job properly.
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Reply #18 on: August 27, 2020, 05:05:54 PM
Funnily enough just done mine but not so high tech.

Brass brush then flush with WD-40

Hugh, worth investing in a small brass brush for plug cleaning rather than a wire brush, not sure why but just sort of remember you should
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Reply #19 on: August 27, 2020, 05:51:11 PM
Dave I know you are right because 'brass brush' rings a bell with me too !

It must be a wire brush is too harsh for the tip material.
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Reply #20 on: August 27, 2020, 06:01:20 PM
Running a bit rich there H, cleaner works well.

Only fired it up about 2yrs ago for a very short time just to initially run it, before I took it off and put the spare 1641 in so's I can do a clean up and check over and a really good service as its been on the buggy for the previous 7 years without anything major apart from oil changes mainly.

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Reply #21 on: August 27, 2020, 07:21:00 PM


Some of you guys might remember this bit of kit.



Certainly do . . .  I was Technical Manager at Halfords when I was 17 and sold shedloads of those - still got mine too

Brilliant bit of kit   ;-)up
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Reply #22 on: August 28, 2020, 05:02:15 PM
Hi

I have one of those as well what sand/gritting stuff are you guys using?

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Reply #23 on: September 22, 2020, 06:09:56 PM
Can anyone recommend either a source of decent (or half decent plugs), or just the model/type of plugs I should be seeking out for:

1] 1600 beetle engine

2] Type 4 engine

Snoopy tells me there was a Fake Britain (BBC1) program last week on rip off ngk plugs - but I suspect the whole spark plug market is riddled with crap stuff. As ever I don't mind paying a few quid more but not if its just over blown marketing.

Type 4 NGK BR6ES Bosch WR7CC RN5C
Definitions -
Understeer  - Hitting the fence with the front of the car
Oversteer    - Hitting the fence with the rear of the car
Horsepower - How fast you hit the fence
Torque        - How far you take the fence with you


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Reply #24 on: September 22, 2020, 08:16:48 PM
Thanks sir.
Hugh