Bogie - I am also an Engineer (now Senior Mech Eng Manager for a large international company.) Never was an auto Eng, but I have done a lot of things on both sides of the Atlantic from typewriters (look 'em up a in a history book
) computer peripherals, weapon systems (yes, I was a rocket scientist years ago!!), CAD systems, aircraft structures and for the last 20 years rather specialized avionics systems. And yeah, we do all seem to have ancestors in Missouri somehow, don't we!!
SkyVue2 - I agree the stock plug is good. Pulstar is not a standard spark plug. It's not a tweak like the old Splitfire or the Bosh 4 point platinums, etc. It is compltely electrically different inside. It has an internal super capacitor and circuit that produce a completely different arc effect with extreme high voltage and short duration. They definitely work extremely well in the big 8.1 Vortec V8 and the Explorer 4.6 V8. We are already seeing noticeable mpg improvement in the Ford too.
................. but yer gonna love this one............... I have hardly driven the SKY since I installed them. Had to drive to work this morning. The first time I have really (reeeeeally) stepped in the gas to pass someone since then. Blew a plug
For a fraction of a second it felt almost like the RedLine ION rev limiter "brick wall" before they did a flash upgrade. then it run fine for about 1 minute and started missing on one cylinder. Turned round and went home and change the plugs back to stock. One of the electrodes was loose.
Can't really say I'm sooooooory. It was a good experiment and no harm done.
So it could be just a bad plug, or maybe they don't fair so well in the turbo. Either way, I'll listen to what Enerpulse has to say, but I think I am going to just send 'em back for a refund and stay stock in the turbo. I have to admit the acceleration (until it crapped out) was nice in 2nd gear. Seemed like it spooled up faster on boost too. But I am reluctant to take the risk of a plug actually coming appart in the engine
Be interesting to know which cylinder the other person mentioned in this thread blew the plug in.
BTW: I learned something else in the process. It's surprising how much power it still makes on 3 cylinders................
Keep y'all posted............