What spark plug does a Craftsman lawn mower use?
The Craftsman 4.5hp mower uses either a Champion model RJ19LM or J19LM spark plug, or equivalent, with the gap set at .
Considering this, how do I know what spark plug I need for my lawn mower?
Spark plugs are typically located on the back or side of a lawn mower engine. Look for a short wire that's about 1/4-in. -thick leading to the top of a short, cylindrical protrusion from the engine. If you're not sure where the spark plug is, consult your owner's manual.
Similarly, what is the spark plug gap for a Craftsman lawn mower?
Flathead Engine Spark Plugs & Gaps
|Replacement Part Type||Replacement Spark Plug Options by Briggs & Stratton Part Number||Spark Plug Gap|
|"Surefire" RJ2YXLE in Craftsman Smooth Start (MRS) lawn mower||591040||.030”|
Do lawn mower spark plugs come pre gapped?
Check the gap on the new spark plug before installing it. A new plug will often come pre-gapped to match your specific engine, but use a spark plug gauge to verify that it matches the manufacturer's specifications.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.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.
- 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.
|Replacement Part Type||Briggs & Stratton Spark Plug Part Number||Spark 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”|