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E3 caused run problem

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joemick
Simp mod450 snowblower. Put a E3 plug on last Feb and used 2 times and noticed a loss of power during lst use last use. This past week spent lot of time w/hard start and then sputter and die. Took out E3 plug, put in a Champion and the old boy jumped alive and strong. Since read about controversy with the E3..no longer interested.

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dentwizz
E3 plugs are something to take with caution. There are two aspects to consider, heat range and element design. I have used them with decent results, but beware that the heat range is different than the champion part number in some cases physically. This may produce a desired result if you have an oil burner(as I do) or it can overheat the plug. In the end if you have a plug of a reccomended size and heat range, don't deviate from it unless it is in a careful manner.

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JimH
Was running an E3 in my '64 Landlord for awhile. Tractor was hard starting after awhile. My tractor smokes a little at start-up but still has good compression. May possibly have contributed to the hard start. I ended up going back to an Autolite 216 plug. I have been happy with the Autolite's.

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