How often should I change spark plugs in my outboard?
PartsVu recommends religiously inspecting your spark plugs annually or every 100 hours, replacing them if they are fouled or damaged, and always replacing them every 300 hours.
What do letters on spark plugs mean?
The heat range of a spark plug is the range in which the plug works well thermally. The heat rating of each NGK spark plug is indicated by a number; lower numbers indicate a hotter type, higher numbers indicate a colder type.
What is the most common spark plug size?
While there are many different possible sizes of spark plugs, in most cases a spark plug will be either 5/8” or 13/16”. The 5/8″ covers most newer vehicles, including makes like Nisssan, Chevy and Subaru, as well as most small engines that you might encounter in lawnmowers and the like.
What size are spark plugs?
Most often, the spark plug will be either a 5/8 inch or 13/16 inch one. Most newer vehicles will have a 5/8-inch spark plug. Smaller engines, such as those in lawnmowers will also have a spark plug of this size.As such, the spark plug socket used is also a 5/8-inch one.
How do you know if your outboard spark plugs are bad?
Check the spark plug Inspect the spark plugs for damage to the insulator tip, boot and upper and lower insulators. Next, check the spark plugs for signs of fouling. A fouled spark plug occurs when the plug isn’t burning fuel normally, leaving damage to the plug which can cause the engine not to start.
Is there a difference between auto and marine spark plugs?
The only difference is that it is coated to protect the plugs from rust. Heat range are the same. Oh,I have twin 350’s in my other boat,that is how I know about Champ plugs. If you go to www.NGK.com,just type in your plug number to cross it over for marine use.
How do you read a Suzuki outboard model number?
The serial number is printed on a plate that is attached to the clamp bracket on the motor. The form of the serial number is a five-digit number followed by a hyphen, then a six-digit number.
What does R mean on a spark plug?
resistor type spark plug
[R] Resistor – If an R is present, this indicates a resistor type spark plug. Resistor type spark plugs reduce the amount of radio frequency interference (RFI) that can cause ignition misfires and static on the radio. [V] Shell Design – This refers to the thread size and reach of the spark plug.