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Tag: Spark Plugs

How to Change Your Spark Plugs

Learn how to change your spark plugs with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Spark plugs can wear out over time. Luckily, we don’t have to replace them that often. When a spark plug does burn up, it can cause poor gas mileage, cause problems with your acceleration, and even make your Check Engine light turn on. If you’re a DIY auto mechanic, you can definitely change your spark(…)

Feeler Gauge vs. Spark Plug Gauge

It’s important to make sure that your spark plugs have the right gap when you are doing an engine tune-up. When you buy spark plugs, they may not necessarily have the right gap between their electrodes for your engine. Having the wrong gap can cause your engine to misfire, lose power, and run less efficiently, which lowers your gas mileage. Check your car or truck’s owners manual for the recommended(…)

How to Gap Spark Plugs

Many DIY auto repair mechanics aren’t aware that there is any such thing as gapping a spark plug. Some know about it, but don’t know how to gap spark plugs. Some think it doesn’t matter. At any rate, most people just assume that you buy the plug, put it in, and you’re good. In some cases, this will work. The engine will fire and run just fine.¬†However, your engine is(…)

What is Dielectric Grease?

Dielectric grease, or tune-up grease, is a silicone-based grease that repels moisture and protects electrical connections against corrosion. It is also used to keep dirt, water, and other elements out of electrical connections. It has many uses, including automotive tune-ups, home electrical work, and recreational vehicle wiring. Dielectric grease does not dissolve in most liquids, so it is good for marine and outdoor applications. You can use this grease to(…)

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