Snow Blowers

Published on August 24th, 2016 | by Brandon

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How to Inspect and Replace the Spark Plug on Your Honda Two Stage Snow Blower

If your equipment is failing to or having trouble starting, your spark plug may be fouled or damaged in some way. Spark plugs are often inexpensive to replace and are a good place to start when servicing your equipment. Make sure the spark plug is properly gapped and that you’re using the correct spark plug in your equipment. These instructions are based on the Honda HSS928A and HSS1332A snow blowers. A BPR5ES (NGK) or W16EPR-U (DENSO) spark plug is required for these models.

Before servicing any power equipment, follow the safety instructions laid out in your owner’s manual. Make sure the equipment is completely stopped, cooled down, and that no parts are moving before attempting to service your equipment.

  • Step 1: Take off the spark plug cap.
  • Step 2: Clear out any dirt or debris around the spark plug.
  • Step 3: Use the spark plug wrench that was supplied in the tool kit with your model to take out the spark plug.
  • Step 4: Examine the spark plug. If it is fouled, cracked, chipped, excessively worn or damaged in any way, replace it. Use either BPR5ES (NGK) or W16EPR-U (DENSO).
  • Step 5: Use a wire-type feeler gauge to measure the spark plug gap. If the gap is not 0.028-0.031 inches (0.7-0.8 mm), adjust it by bending the side electrode until it’s correct.
  • Step 6: Check the condition of the sealing washer. Replace if needed.
  • Step 7: Insert the spark plug by hand. Ensure that it’s properly seated.
  • Step 8: Once the spark plug is properly seated, tighten it with a spark plug wrench and torque to 13 ft-lb.

For information about safety, warranty, and your specific model, read and be familiar with your owner’s manual.

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