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70 Pony
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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
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posted 05-21-2001 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there performance or "combustion" pros and cons to moving to a colder or hotter plug than called for ????
My TFS heads call for autolite 3924's...I was running 3923's (one step colder) and as I changed back to 24's I examined the 23's and they looked like they had burned "Perfect"...haven't ran the 24's long enough for a comparison except It looks like the car runs a little hotter in traffic with the 24's.....I guess what I'm asking does the plug heat range effect the "combustion" of the air/fuel mix and should any adjustments such as timing or octane be made when changing heat range in plugs.
Thanks in advance....

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Tom351
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posted 05-21-2001 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom351   Click Here to Email Tom351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heat range refers to the ability of the plug to dissipate heat. A colder plug has a shorter nose that allows heat to transer into the head faster. You need colder plugs if the current heat range is getting hot enough to cause pre-ignition.

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Timo
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posted 05-23-2001 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Timo   Click Here to Email Timo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can try this link for more info.
Hope this helps.
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/techinfo/spark_plugs/overview.asp

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