[DML] Re: Possibly dropped copper washer from fuel line into engine cyli
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[DML] Re: Possibly dropped copper washer from fuel line into engine cylinder

I once heard a loud DINK when driving fast in my '66 Mustang,  then  when I 
slowed down the engine had a terrible miss.  Back home I discovered  that one 
of the spark plugs had lost its side electrode into the engine.   Never had a 
problem and that material is pretty hard.
Dave Delman
6530 & 2700 ohms

1f. Re:  Possibly dropped copper washer from fuel line into engine cylind
Posted by: "Peter Lucas" lucas@xxxxxxxx lucasxyzzy
Date: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:16 pm ((PDT))

While we are on this topic, what  are people's opinions about the  
danger of ceramic material from a  broken spark plug falling into the  
cylinder? I once took great pains  to vacuum out a bit of this stuff.   
Did I save my engine, or  would it have instantly been pulverized to  
atoms with no ill  effect?

I figured, better safe than sorry, but OTOH I imagine that  spark  
plugs fail in this way all the time in running engines.   Anybody know?

--Pete Lucas
VIN #06703

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