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Gerard Van Grinsven ASKED THE GUIDE

Bright idea for spark plugs

IN RESPECT to the problems reported with spark plugs breaking on the Ford 5.4-litre V8 when mechanics try to remove them, I have found that running BP Ultimate on my Corvette keeps the spark plugs free of the carbon deposits. Maybe Ford should source spark plugs with the correct thread length and ad

RUNNING a different fuel -- or even a cleaner through the engine regularly -- might well be a way of preventing the carbon build-up that leads to the problem with the plugs in the Ford V8. The problem is most people only realise there is a problem when the plugs break while being removed.