Dodge Challenger Double Platinum Plug
About Double Platinum Plug
A single platinum plug is much like a copper spark plug with a platinum disc welded to the middle electrode; a double platinum spark plug has a platinum disc on both the main and the side electrodes. This type of plug represents a step up in size, usually providing marginally higher efficiency along with the longer life that is known for platinum plugs. Another advantage is that the double platinum plugs work particularly well with waste ignition spark systems. Double platinum spark plugs are more costly because platinum is a more rare element in nature. Their great longevity is where platinum spark plugs shine under normal driving conditions. Platinum is harder than nickel alloy, and it doesn't erode the way copper / nickel plugs do. This means the distance at the spark plug tip doesn't expand when the metal wears away. In application it is important that the spark gap be as defined for the particular engine. Gages are available to help make the change by bending the ground electrode as needed. If the plug gap is too large it increases the possibility of misfiring. If the gap is too small, the spark isn't going to be strong enough. Gap growth from electrode erosion can be rectified. Double platinum spark plugs are more effective in avoiding carbon buildup as they operate at operating temperatures higher than those of copper / nickel. These are well suited to modern engines equipped with electronic ignition systems based on the distributor, and are standard OEM equipment on many new vehicles.
What is the purpose of Double Platinum Plug?
Double platinum spark plugs are more effective in avoiding carbon buildup as they operate at operating temperatures higher than those of copper / nickel. Platinum is tougher than nickel alloy, so the way copper / nickel plugs do not get eroded. This means the distance at the spark plug tip doesn't expand when the metal wears away.
How Double Platinum Plug Works?
Electrical current flows from the battery to the induction coil, which increases the tension to ignite the plugs. Spark Plugs are required to make a smooth burn. Every spark connector is connected to an ignition system. As the coil produces high tension, electrical impulses pass through shielded plug wires from the ignition coil. Spark plugs require voltage from a lower voltage battery exceeding 20,000 Volts. If the voltage reaches the dielectric strength of the gases, the gap at the firing end of the plug is sprung by a spark and the air / fuel mixture is ignited.
Where is Double Platinum Plug Located?
Spark plugs are mounted into the cylinder head of the engine.