5 Steps to Indexing an E3 Car Spark Plug

Basically, indexing a car spark plug faces the open gap of the plug’s ground electrode toward the direction for the optimal burn of the fuel mix in an engine’s combustion chamber. Although technical experts often disagree as to the actual performance enhancement attained by indexing a car’s spark plugs, it can’t hurt. In fact, with the price of gasoline skyrocketing in today’s economy, do everything possible to reduce the amount of raw fuel that escapes from your car’s engine is probably worth the effort. Before you begin, you will need a spark plug wrench, a permanent marker and a pack of indexing shims. Almost any auto parts store that sells E3 car spark plugs should carry shim washers of differing thickness. It is also a good idea to check your...

January 27, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Driver Survives Desert Melee

Kevin Probst, driver of the E3 Spark Plugs #9 race truck, survived a crash-filled round four at the May 8 Magnaflow Exhaust Off-Road Nationals to finish 14th overall in the Pro 2 Unlimited class. The Surprise (Arizona) off road course had a few surprises for the talented field which included past off-road truck racing champions Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder plus former AMA motocross champions Ricky Johnson, Jeff Ward and Jeremy McGrath. Probst qualified the E3 racing truck inside row six and was methodically working his way to the front of the pack when another truck’s flip resulted in the race being stopped due to a red flag. After the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series event was restarted, MacCachren and Renezeder battled with off-road champ Ricky Johnson for a 1-2-3 finish. Former...

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World’s Oldest Spark Plug or Geological Anomaly?

Auto and history buffs know that the spark plug dates back at least as far as Edmond Berger’s never-patented, experimental design of 1839. But how about a 500,000-year-old spark plug? That’s how some explain the “Coso Artifact.” Found in 1961 by three rock hunters searching for geodes (rocks with hollow interiors studded with mineral crystals such as amethyst) in California’s Coso Mountains, the find has baffled geologists for decades – Is it the world’s oldest spark plug or just an unexplained geological happenstance? X-ray image of the Coso Artifact The Coso Artifact looked much like the fossil shell-encrusted geodes that the rock hunting trio often sought for their gem store. It wasn’t until one of the three, Mike Mikesell, took a...

January 27, 2015
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Catch E3 Spark Plugs on SPEED & CBS on Saturday, May 8th!

Catch E3 Spark Plugs on SPEED and CBS on May 8th, 2010. Starting at 9:00 A.M. EST on SPEED, watch the hit DIY show Stacey David’s GearZ and host, Stacey David, walk you through five things you can do to any vehicle, installing E3 Spark Plugs included, to take it from clunker to daily-driver. Then at 5:00 P.M. EST on CBS you can catch E3 Spark Plugs as a part of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series action. Highlighting action from Round Four of the Magnaflow Exhaust Off Road Nationals in Surprise, Arizona, the mile long course at the Speedworld facility features challenging terrain and action at every turn. Then at 7:00 P.M. EST turn it back over to SPEED to catch the season opener of 2010 Nitro Jam, with another episode immediately following at 7:30 P.M. EST. The huge debut will...

January 27, 2015
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Meet E3 Spark Plugs Sponsored Racer Robert Stout

E3 Spark Plugs-sponsored touring car racer Robert Stout is making headlines and building a career sure to be envied by his competitors and applauded by fans. At age 18 (plus one month and 16 days, to be precise), Robert recently made history as the youngest winner of the Touring Car class race at the  Toyo Tires World Challenge at Long Beach Presented by Bondurant. E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored Racer Robert Stout Robert lives in Brownsburg, Indiana and began his racing career in 2006. In just two years of competition, he was nationally ranked in the top 20 of 250 racers in his class. During this time, he competed in 82 races, landing 49 top-ten finishes, 29 top-fives, 18 podiums, five wins and five poles. In 2008, he moved up to cars and full size road courses, finishing the season...

January 27, 2015
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What Does that “Check Engine??? Light Mean? Could be as Simple as a Worn Spark Plug.

If the “check engine” marker in your vehicle lights up, don’t panic – although it could be a warning of a major problem, it could also be as simple as a worn spark plug. A check engine light is designed to turn on whenever any problem – and we mean ANY problem – with an engine is detected. Before assuming that you’re looking at a significant and costly repair, check a few minor things. One common cause of a check engine marker light-up is spark plug wires gone bad. As a spark plug ages, its wires begin to develop tiny cracks that can allows bursts of electricity to escape rather than traveling from the spark plug’s tip to the electrode. This can cause your engine to misfire and trip your check engine light. With your engine off, remove...

January 27, 2015
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How to Set the Gap in your E3 Spark Plugs

Because every auto engine has its own quirks, setting the gap in your spark plugs can mean the difference between optimal performance and engine misfires. Many times, the solution is as simple as adjusting the gap in your spark plugs. E3 spark plugs for automotive applications feature a unique, three-leg ground electrode that is pre-gapped at our factory, specifically designed to meet the O.E. requirements for the vehicles they are listed to fit, so gap adjustments typically won’t be necessary. E3′s power sport, lawn and garden spark plugs also are factory-gapped, but may require some adjustment to meet your engine’s requirements and your personal preferences for engine performance. The primary components of a spark plug are the tip, the insulation and the electrode....

January 27, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs now the Title Sponsor of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Spark Plugs Challenge

E3 Spark Plugs is proud to announce they are the official title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Spark Plugs Challenge for 2010, revolving around the televised series events. The E3 Spark Plugs Challenge will base its standings on points earned by drivers with perfect attendance during each of the televised events in the 2010 season. The driver earning the most points in all of the televised events, while maintaining perfect attendance, will win a special cash award. To be eligible to win the cash awards, drivers must mention the E3 Spark Plugs Challenge during television interviews at each event. Each driver must display E3 Spark Plugs decals throughout the season. The driver that earns the most E3 Spark Plug Challenge points during the year will be...

January 27, 2015
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How to Clean the E3 Spark Plugs in your Lawn Mower

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to clean or replace your lawn mower spark plugs. Across the country, lawnmowers are emerging from garages and garden sheds after months of being stored away. Just like a car that’s been sitting for a while, your lawn mower, whether it’s a riding mower or push mower, needs a yearly tune up too. To clean your spark plug you will need a  socket wrench, brake cleaner and a soft cloth.  First, locate the plug and then brush off the housing surrounding it. Remove the black plug wire by lifting the spark plug cap that covers the end of the plug. Use the socket wrench to unscrew the spark plug by turning it counterclockwise. Once removed, check the electrode tip and ceramic insulator for build up or wear. Spray the dirty lawn...

January 27, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Congratulates Robert Stout on his Historic Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Win!

E3 Spark Plugs sponsored Robert Stout, of Brownsburg, Ind. has won the Touring Car class race at the Toyo Tires World Challenge at Long Beach Presented by Bondurant.  At just over 18 years of age, the win makes him the youngest winner in World Challenge.   He started second in class, but grabbed the lead from pole sitter Nick Wittmer by the first time past the line.  By lap seven his lead was stretched to over 10 seconds and he raced to a 19.666-second margin of victory. “I felt like I got off to a decent start,,” Stout said. “I worked my way around Nick [Wittmer] a lap or so after the start. I heard he had some problems over the radio. I knew I had a pretty good gap over second place at that point and I tried to take it as easy as I...

January 27, 2015
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