WD-40 removes carbon residue and keeps moisture away from spark plugs and spark plug wires. WD stands for Water Displacement, so if your spark plugs are wet or you need to drive moisture away from ignition distributors, for example, WD-40 is a product you should have handy!
Keeping this in consideration, how do I know if my lawn mower spark plug is bad?
Here's How to Know if a Lawn Mower Spark Plug is Bad
You can't get the engine to fire up at all.
You have to tug extra hard for longer than usual on the rewind.
Your lawn mower loses power while moving.
The gas runs out quicker than it used to.
Similarly one may ask, how do you clean a dirty spark plug? To safely clean a spark plug, you should use a wire brush or spray-on plug cleaner specifically designed for this ignition part. You can also use a sturdy knife to scrape off tough deposits. Note: NEVER clean a spark plug with a shot blaster or abrasives.
When a plug is fouled it gets coated in some substance like oil or carbon. This prevents the plug from sparking correctly. A spark plug can be cleaned and reused, but it more than likely won't run at or near the same efficiency as before it was fouled.
It's often best to replace old, dirty spark plugs, but cleaning them can keep your car running until you're able to get replacements. You can clean your spark plugs effectively using abrasives like sandpaper or a file, but if you don't have either of those a blow torch can also do a pretty good job.
However, you can not spray the carburetor when the engine is off since it cannot do the cleaning without being propelled. All you need to do is to start the engine and spray directly at the center of the carburetor while it is running. Any deposits clogging in the carburetor will easily be removed.
How often should you change spark plugs in a lawn mower? Lawn mower spark plugs should be changed according to your lawn mower owners manual, or annually if your manual does not specify. Another good option is to change the spark plugs once the winter season starts so it will be ready to go when Spring arrives.
The spark plugs in both types of engine work on the same basic principle. ... Some automotive and lawn mower spark plugs may be interchangeable, but many others are not because of physical differences.Share to:FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail