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Spark plug color...

Discussion in 'Engine/Tuning' started by Sonic03svt, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Sonic03svt

    Sonic03svt New Member Established Member

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    Just a quick question...I hope.

    I pulled the plugs out of my car this morning and and confused by the color...

    I did a search and looked at the NGK webiste, but my plug color doesn't fall into their catagories.

    They look really red or rust color to me. The website only addresses light tan coloring, but like I said, they looked like they had a lot more red tint than tan. Anyway, does anyone have any idea what the diagnosis is?

    Heres a pic...

    IMG_1848.jpg

    I'm just a little concerned about the tune. TIA.

    Jason
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2006
  2. Jdaniel

    Jdaniel THE DARK SIDE MOD Established Member

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    A red tent is the perfect color. You have no problems. The colors you dont want is a real white color which indicates a lean condition, a really black color which indicates a too rich problem, or a green tent which means you have coolant going into the cylinder from a bad head gasket. No worries, man... all is good.
     
  3. edz

    edz Retired. Established Member

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    I just changed my plugs and had the same color, also the same oil on the threads.
     
  4. ITSTOCK

    ITSTOCK Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They look PERFECT.
     
  5. Sonic03svt

    Sonic03svt New Member Established Member

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    Awesome!! I was concerned about running too lean, but I guess that I'm safe!!

    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. Jdaniel

    Jdaniel THE DARK SIDE MOD Established Member

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    That oilly looking stuff is probably anti-seize compound. A spark plug in aluminum heads best friend.
     
  7. edz

    edz Retired. Established Member

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    Thats what I was hoping, I used anti-seize on the new ones also.
     
  8. Sonic03svt

    Sonic03svt New Member Established Member

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    Yeah, it's anti-seize compound.
     

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