Chrysler Sebring Platinum Plug
About Platinum Plug
The spark plug is a crucial part of the ignition system, and must be controlled in the most extreme conditions. Spark plugs get exposed to extreme temperatures of the combustion chamber and also to the degradation of combustion materials. It consists of a threaded steel shell which fits a standard hole in the head of the cylinder. Spark plugs make use of a gasket or a tapered seat to ensure that the cylinder head and plug are gas-tight. Spark plugs have the middle and side electrode which are made of precious metals. The metal channels the high voltage from the spark plug wire into the spark plug so that it can flame through the small gap between the main electrode and the side electrode while exiting. This is the critical spark from which the cycle of combustion begins. Platinum is metal much stronger than nickel alloy and has a higher melting point. A single platinum plug is much like a copper spark plug with a platinum disc welded to the centre electrode, a double platinum spark plug has a platinum disc on both centre and side electrodes. Platinum is a much harder metal, which has a higher melting point. This keeps the sharp edge even longer than a traditional spark plug, up to 100,000 miles, because platinum is harder. Longevity is an significant advantage of platinum spark plugs. Another advantage of platinum spark plugs is that they are running a little hotter, which better burns contaminants off the spark plug and helps prevent fouling. Platinum also manages high heat, which allows better wear of the spark plug
What is the purpose of Platinum Plug?
Platinum is metal much stronger than nickel alloy and has a higher melting point. A single platinum plug resembles a copper spark plug with a platinum disc welded to the electrode in the middle. This keeps the sharp edge even longer than a traditional spark plug, up to 100,000 miles, because platinum is harder.
How Platinum Plug Works?
Electric current flows from the battery to the induction coil which increases the voltage to ignite the plugs. You need Spark Plugs to produce a smooth burn. Each spark plug is connected to an ignition device. Once the coil produces high voltage, electrical impulses travel through insulated plug wires from the ignition coil. Spark plugs allow voltage from a lower voltage battery in excess of 20,000 Volts. When the voltage reaches the dielectric strength of the gases, a spark jumps the gap at the firing end of the tube, and the mixture of air and fuel is ignited.
Where is Platinum Plug Located?
Platinum spark plugs are mounted on the cylinder head of the motor.