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Replacing the spark plug:
Tools & Materials
This article will help you replace the spark plug on a small engine which will help get your gas powered equipment up and running again.
Spark plug replacement is a necessary part of engine maintenance. This repair can be performed in a matter of minutes and will only require just a flat-head screwdriver and a scrench.
1. Remove spark boot
Begin by removing the spark boot with a flat-head screwdriver or a spark boot remover, if necessary.
Using a scrench, unscrew and remove the spark plug from the engine.
Before installing the new spark plug, properly gap the plug using a gapping tool. Determine the right gap for your spark plug and tap down on to the plug with the end of the tool until it the gap is correctly adjusted. Use the ruler along the tool as needed. Your spark plug is then ready to be installed.
Install new spark plug in to the engine and tighten with the scrench. Then replace the spark boot.
Replacing a spark plug will not only promote fuel efficiency but also keep power to operate your tool. Needless to say, it is also a DIY task you can put under your belt in under 5 minutes.
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