Will a bad spark plug cause a missing cylinder?
If the spark plugs are damaged will affect the engine cylinder shortage, cylinder shortage refers to the engine cylinder can not work. Spark plugs are the ignition system of the engine, which is a wear part that needs to be replaced regularly. If the spark plug is not replaced for a long time, it may affect the spark plug can not ignite.
Spark plugs have electrodes, and the electrodes of spark plugs can release electric sparks. At the end of the compression stroke, the spark plug can release an electric spark to ignite the combustible mixture. The burning combustible mixture will push the piston downward, so that the engine can output power. As the use time increases, the electrode gap of the spark plug may also become larger, which will affect the ignition energy becomes weaker.
The combustible mixture in the combustion chamber won’t be able to completely burn off if the ignition energy becomes weak. This will result in increased gasoline consumption and decreased engine power. If the spark plugs aren’t changed for a while, the engine’s missing cylinders will be affected because the spark plugs won’t be able to discharge an electric spark. It is reasonable to suggest that drivers who use a vehicle frequently change the spark plugs. Choose the proper type of spark plug for your vehicle’s engine when purchasing them as well.
When installing spark plugs, be sure to use a professional torque wrench to tighten the spark plugs to a limited torque, otherwise it will affect the cylinder leakage. If the cylinder has a leaky condition, it may also affect the engine’s power to reduce the condition.
Post time: May-18-2023