The knock sensor creates a voltage signal based on the vibrations caused by engine detonation. The computer uses this signal to retard timing when spark knock occurs. Where are these … Continue Reading Combustion Control: What does a Knock Sensor do?
In Coil-on-Plug (COP) technology, since each cylinder has a coil, the PCM controls individual cylinder firings for more precise ignition timing, reduced emissions and better fuel economy. Where are these … Continue Reading What does an Ignition Coil-on-Plug coil do for your engine?
As drivers keep their cars longer, spark plug wire replacement is needed eventually. Follow these pro tips to check and replace spark plug wires.
Diesel fuel ignition is highly dependent on temperature. Learn how a glow plug warmer can make cold starting easier and reduce emissions.
Old and failing spark plugs can cause a host of problems in your engine, and it should be expected that you’ll have to change them at least a few times during the life of a vehicle. Luckily, it’s a pretty straightforward DIY that requires close attention, but not many tools. With the right know-how and a few tricks up your sleeve, changing spark plugs is a simple…
Learn about different types of spark plugs, and gain insight into which choice is best suited for your car.
As technology advances, the efficiency of the spark plug has increased, resulting in higher combustion efficiencies. The design evolution has reduced the quenching effect on the flame kernel. The quenching … Continue Reading Did You Know: Spark Plug Evolution
Changing your car’s spark plugs is a necessary form of preventive maintenance. How often should you change spark plugs? Here’s the answer.
What are the different types of spark plugs available? The choices include plugs made from copper, platinum, silver and iridium.
The history of spark plugs is a fascinating one, with Robert Bosch credited for the design. All gas-powered vehicles require plugs for combustion.