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    How do I “Read” a spark plug

    This video describes in detail the best process to examine a spark plug and assess its condition.

    July
    13
    2017

    Why spark plugs need to be replaced

    This informative video talks about the many reasons why to change your spark plugs

    July
    2
    2017

    Installing new spark plugs

    Learn the correct way to install spark plugs.

    June
    28
    2017

    What is a “Fouled” spark plug?

    When a spark plug misfires, it may be a result of fouling. This video describes the various factors leading to a fouled spark plug.

    June
    20
    2017

    The role of Lamda sensors explained

    Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager, Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, explains the role of NTK lambda sensors The Lambda or oxygen sensor supplies the engine management system with information about the quantity of residual oxygen within the exhaust gas. As this value is intrinsically linked to the degree of complete …

    March
    21
    2017

    NGK talks Spark Plugs

    When it comes to spark plugs, the section most people are aware of and the part that without it the plug would not function – is the insulator. The familiar white ‘ceramic’ is a part that cannot be taken for granted. It has to prevent the escape of in excess of 30,000 volts writes, Ron …

    January
    3
    2017

    Benefits of using bespoke NGK spark plugs

    Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager – Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, reports on the benefits of using bespoke NGK spark plugs rather than short-range alternatives…. Short-range spark plugs Claim: A limited range of plugs can cover 90-95 percent of the car parc Fact: Several manufacturers of so-called short-range plugs cannot …

    August
    9
    2016

    Explaining the role of Lambda sensors

    Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager, Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs explains the role of lambda sensors. The Lambda or oxygen sensor supplies the engine management system with information about the quantity of residual oxygen within the exhaust gas. As this value is intrinsically linked to the degree of complete combustion attained by …

    May
    26
    2016

    Spark Plugs Feature – The Small Giant

    When it comes to automotive components the spark plug is the small giant of the powertrain. If someone else has coined that phrase before I apologise, but it is an extremely good description of the component that is the pacemaker at the heart of every petrol engine, the spark plug. Precise control of ignition  has …

    July
    20
    2015

    Glowplug overview

    Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager – Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd give an overview of the main types of glow plugs, and which ones a Motor Factor should stiock.

    July
    20
    2015