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Do lawn mower spark plugs need to be gapped?

Dennis WaldenNov 21, 2021

Depending on the type of spark plug needed for your lawnmower engine, the gap between the post and tongue (center and ground electrodes) must be set a specific width. If the gap is too large, the spark generated in the center electrode will not travel completely to the ground electrode.

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Moreover, what is the spark plug gap on a Briggs & Stratton?

Flathead Engine Spark Plugs & Gaps

Replacement Part TypeBriggs & Stratton Spark Plug Part NumberSpark Plug Gap
Electromagnetic Suppression (EMS) (Replaces Champion QC12YC)691043 792015.030”
Extended Life Series® OHV Spark Plug Platinum (Replaces Champion RC12YC)696202 5066 (5066D, 5066H).030”
Secondly, what is an acceptable gap for a spark plug? The gap setting is different for each vehicle but most are somewhere between 0.028" and .060". Consult the owner's manual or Champion ® catalog to find the recommended setting for the vehicle you're working on.

Keeping this in view, what happens if you put the wrong spark plug in your lawn mower?

Spark plugs that are gapped incorrectly can cause an engine to miss, or run erratically, especially during idle. The incorrect spark plug gaps can cause uneven firing of individual spark plugs and delay engine combustion; both of which can cause an engine to miss or idle erratically.

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

  1. You can't get the engine to fire up at all.
  2. You have to tug extra hard for longer than usual on the rewind.
  3. Your lawn mower loses power while moving.
  4. The gas runs out quicker than it used to.

How often should you change the spark plug in a lawn mower?

every 25 hours

What will happen if the spark plug gap is too wide?

If spark plugs are gapped too wide, the ignition spark loses some of its strength as it crosses the spark plug gaps. This can result in engine hesitation.

What is the difference between rc12yc and rc14yc spark plug?

What is the difference between rc12yc and rc14yc spark plug? The higher number is a slightly hotter spark type plug. The RC14YC4 is now the standard plug for the 990/992 Generac engines. The 999 in the new 16-22kW Evolution (7000 series) units and older 20kW units are still using the cooler RC12YC4 plugs.
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Dennis Walden

Dennis owns a small farm and loves to grill since his early childhood. He’s a professional cook, but hiking and enjoying the great outdoors is his no less favorite part of life.

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