Porsche Problems Due to Faulty Spark Plugs in AllentownPosted on: 14, May, 2019
As a Porsche owner in Allentown, it is imperative that you understand the role played by your spark plugs and what symptoms could indicate worn out spark plugs. The job of a spark plug is to give your engine a spark that ignites the fuel in the combustion chamber, which is where power is generated for the engine.
Spark plugs play a critical role in the internal combustion of your engine. It is your spark plugs that transmit electrical signals at predetermined times in order to provide that spark and essentially allow your Porsche to run.
The kind of spark plug that your car needs varies by make and model; your car’s spark plugs are designed for that vehicle specifically. Spark plugs that are bad or failing will inhibit your driving ability and cause your motor to simply stop working, in a worst case scenario.
Similarly to motor oil, air filters, or fuel filters, your spark plugs require regular maintenance in order to ensure your engine is working as it should. Spark plugs should be replaced approximately every 30,000 miles to 50,000 miles. Regardless of the warranties you have, there are still situations where your spark plugs might indicate signs of showing wear and tear even if you haven't reached that mile marker. Below are the common symptoms indicative of spark plug failure, necessitating you bring your Porsche to a certified mechanic immediately.
As a Porsche driver, poor acceleration is most commonly caused by spark plug issues. Modern engines have a wide variety of sensors, and if you have a faulty sensor associated with your spark plug, it could cause problems. The problem could be something simple, like a worn-out spark plug that needs replacing. Spark plugs are composed of lots of materials, all of which are needed to produce that spark. As those materials give out, their impact is reduced. So if your car is starting to run slowly or it doesn't accelerate the way it used to, you may need new spark plugs.
Decreased Fuel Economy
It's always important to keep an eye on your fuel economy. When your spark plug works properly, you get good fuel economy. When it stops performing properly, usually due to the fact that the gap between your spark plug electrodes has fallen too far apart or has fallen too closely together, you won't have the same fuel economy that you once did. In fact, most mechanics will take the spark plugs out and examine them before replacing the entire spark plug.
If your engine starts misfiring, it is typically some problem in your ignition system like a malfunctioning sensor, but it could also be a problem with your spark plugs. If the spark plug connects to a wire that is damaged, your engine may misfire. This is easily identified by sputtering or stumbling sounds that come out of your engine. This problem also reduces fuel economy and engine power. Because of the related problems, it is imperative that you speak with a mechanic as soon as you notice any engine misfire.
Trouble Starting the Car
If your Porsche is having trouble cranking, your spark plugs could be worn out. As mentioned, though your engine's ignition system has multiple components, they all have to work together properly in order for your car to run smoothly. At the first sign of an issue, it is important to talk to a certified mechanic before the problem gets worse and impacts more components, and by extension, more of your bank account.
Bring your Porsche to Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc. We have locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Macungie, PA. Every vehicle faces spark plugs issues. This is a common wear-and-tear problem in all vehicles. Being attentive to regular maintenance will always extend the life of your vehicle.
If you notice anything wrong with they way your engine is running, be proactive and take action before it gets worse. Bringing your car in today will give us an opportunity to not only fix the issue at hand but help teach you tricks and techniques from our experienced mechanics to extend the lifespan of your vehicle. Preventative maintenance can go a long way towards a healthy engine and a more enjoyable experience with your car.