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What size spark plug does a lawn mower take?

Dennis WaldenSep 13, 2021

Ideally, most automobile spark plugs use a thread size of about 14mm thread why those of lawn mower range between 10 to 12 mm. Because of these differences in thread sizes, they just won't fit into the same hole or the unit in which the plug is to be fit in.

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In this regard, what size socket do I need to remove a spark plug?

Most spark plugs require a 5/8" (16mm) size spark plug socket. This refers to the size of the flats on the spark plug that are in contact with the socket.

Considering this, are all lawn mower spark plugs the same? Yes there are different plugs for different engines. Usually you need the engine model on your mower, and take in the old spark plug to the hardware store. Ask for someone to help you find the right spark plug and tell them your engine model and mower model.

Then, what tool do I need to change a lawn mower spark plug?

Replacing a spark plug is one of the easiest tasks of lawnmower maintenance. The only tools you'll need are a ratcheting socket driver, a spark plug socket and a spark plug gauge.

Will any spark plug work in a lawn mower?

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.

Will a lawn mower start with a bad spark plug?

A dirty or fouled spark plug can cause your lawn mower to not start. It can also work itself loose, causing issues. If the spark plug appears to be seated correctly but the engine doesn't start, a new one may be in order.

Can you remove spark plugs with a regular socket?

Like I stated in the above paragraphs, spark plug sockets "cradle" the spark plug so it will not get damaged. A traditional socket would not hold the spark plug snug enough and it would fall out upon installation or removal, which could cause damage to the spark plug itself.

What is the difference between a spark plug socket and a regular socket?

Spark plug sockets are just what they sound like—they are for removing or fitting a spark plug into an engine. Spark plug sockets are much longer than standard sockets. This type of socket will also frequently come with a rubber insert that prevents the spark plug from becoming damaged while the wrench is working.

Can I change my spark plugs myself?

Like rotating tires or changing oil, replacing spark plugs is a job that can be easily, and inexpensively, done in the confines of your own home. Although they don't need maintenance as often as the other two tasks, spark plugs are equally as important and require consistent monitoring.

How often do you change spark plugs in lawn mower?

every 25 hours

What kind of spark plug does a Briggs and Stratton?

Flathead Engine Spark Plugs & Gaps
Replacement Part TypeBriggs & Stratton Spark Plug Part NumberSpark Plug Gap
Extended Life Series® OHV Spark Plug Platinum (Replaces Champion RC12YC)696202 5066 (5066D, 5066H).030”
Resistor Spark plug - hotter spark (Replaces Champion RC14YC)496018S 5092.030”
Resistor692051.020”

What does a bad spark plug look like lawn mower?

Its center electrode should have a flat top. If its top is rounded, then the spark plug must be replaced. Look for cracks or chips in the spark plug's porcelain sheath as well as pitting on its firing electrode.
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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.