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Spark Plug Cap is Broken

Out in the woods here and my generator has run into a small problem. Spark plug cap has has broken off (the part that wraps around the plug is attached to the plug. It still works but is not running well. As a temp. fix could I stuff some tinfoil in there to make a better connection or is that asking for trouble?

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Hi freedom

Use a pair of pliers to crimp the plug wire terminal so it fits snugly on the sparkplug.

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Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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