Spark plugs types come in a variety of different sizes and materials. Different spark plugs can offer increased fuel efficiency, better engine response, smoother idle, and easier starting. Certain spark plug types are “hot,” others are “cold.” Pulstar spark plugs offer something completely unique: an ultra-high intensity, electrical discharge at the gap with more precise timing than any other product on the market.
Pulstar created completely new spark plug types
Until Pulstar came along, spark plugs were classified by the types of metal they used: copper, platinum, double platinum, and iridium. But all these standard types of spark plugs still rely on the same old technology. We reinvented the spark plug by creating a plug that generates a spark releasing 20,000 times more power than regular spark plugs. Our spark plugs look the same as conventional plugs but offer improved combustion timing resulting in huge gains in efficiency.
Spark plug types
To understand what makes Pulstar plugs superior to other types of spark plugs, you need to understand the differences between each spark plug type.
Copper spark plugs
Copper spark plugs have a copper core and use a nickel alloy on the working end of the electrode–the part that generates a spark. Both nickel and copper have relatively low melting points(1,983º and 2,642º F, respectively), which means that the edge of these electrodes wears quickly–resulting in an increased gap in as little as 10,000 miles. This can result in a misfire, which lowers gas mileage and causes damage to the coil and ignition wires.
Platinum spark plugs
Platinum spark plugs generally have a platinum disc on the end of the electrode tip, which preserves the electrode edge with its higher melting point (3,218º F). These spark plugs allow for longer use, usually 30-40 thousand miles and run a bit hotter than copper, which prevents fouling.
Iridium spark plugs
Iridium is harder than platinum and has an even higher melting point (4,442º F), which allows these spark plugs to last about 25% longer than platinum spark plugs. They also have a smaller electrode tip diameter, which increases the spark efficiency and contributes to better engine function.
Pulstar spark plugs
Pulstar plugs represent the best that conventional plugs have to offer, with an iridium electrode tip contributing to a precise, efficient spark. Pulstar plugs feature an internal capacitor that stores energy and creates a high-intensity electrical pulse when released. This pulse saturates the fuel with combustion-enhancing plasma, ensuring instant ignition and a rapid burn.
I use these on all my cars
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Spark plug types for every engine
Spark plugs are an essential part of internal combustion engines. The spark plug types you use have a powerful effect on the performance of your machines. Lawnmowers, motorcycles, jet skis and automobiles all depend on a tiny spark to deliver the power and performance we want from our motors. We have a spark plug for every type of engine. When you choose Pulstar spark plugs, you are choosing a different type of spark plug–an upgrade from all the rest.
Pulstar spark plug types for improved performance
The right spark plug type will give you more power, quicker throttle response, and improved fuel economy. However, there are more benefits to choosing the right spark plug, including lower emissions and longer, more stable engine life. Our plugs may look and install just like conventional spark plugs, but the plasma-assisted combustion technology they use makes a massive difference to your engine. That’s why it’s important to make the right choice. Pulstar spark plugs improve your vehicle’s performance in ways conventional spark plugs can’t.
How do you know which spark plug types are right for your vehicle? Find out now.
Reducing emissions with every spark plug
When you install Pulstar spark plugs, you take a step towards a better future. Whether you see an improvement in power, gas mileage, or both depends on how you drive. Experience the delight you’ll get behind the wheel, at the pump, and when you look at your kids knowing you’re doing your part to reduce emissions.
Frequently asked questions about spark plugs
How often should I replace my spark plugs?
For best results, you should replace your spark plugs every 50,000 miles under normal driving conditions.
How do I know if one of my spark plugs is fouled?
If your engine misfires, idles roughly or doesn’t run smoothly, one or more of your spark plugs may have become dirty or fouled. Other symptoms of a fouled spark plug include a lack of acceleration, reduced gas mileage and difficulty starting.
Do I still need to gap spark plugs?
Pulstar spark plugs should be gapped to the setting recommended by the engine manufacturer up to 0.055” (1.40 mm). Do not gap greater than 0.055”. For factory turbo or supercharged engines, gap Pulstar spark plugs to 0/025” (0.63 mm).
What happens if I don’t gap the spark plugs correctly?
An engine with spark plugs that are not gapped correctly will not run smoothly and may not have power or misfire.
How often should I replace my lawn mower spark plug?
Lawnmower spark plugs are typically replaced once a year.
Does it help to clean spark plugs?
Spark plugs cannot be cleaned enough to operate as new. It is always best to replace fouled or contaminated spark plugs.
How do I install Pulstar spark plugs?
Pulstar spark plugs install the same way conventional spark plugs are installed. When using a ratchet and socket or similar tool, care should be taken to not put a side load on the ceramic.
What kind of performance benefits can I expect when upgrading to Pulstar spark plugs?
Customers see significant improvements in engine torque, horsepower, fuel economy and emissions. They notice quicker throttle response, smoother operation and improved towing capacity.
How do Pulstar spark plugs produce these performance benefits?
The science underlying our technology is sometimes called pulse power: energy accumulated over time is released quickly producing a very high power event, i.e., a pulse. Our patented technology applies this concept by embedding in Pulstar spark plugs a capacitor to store ignition coil energy prior to discharge, and to drive an ultra-high current channel across the gap when released. That powerful current creates an electromagnetic field that expands through the combustion chamber and ionizes the fuel air mixture, allowing the flame kernel to grow much more rapidly than in a conventional spark plug ignition event. The result is the most precise, powerful, consistent and complete burn possible.
Do you guarantee these performance benefits?
Yes, we do. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your Pulstar spark plugs, return them, together with your dated sales receipt, to the merchant from whom you bought them within 30 days for a full refund of your purchase price.
Do Pulstar spark plugs come with a warranty?
Yes, they do. If your Pulstar spark plugs prove to be defective in materials or workmanship within one (1) year of purchase, return them, along with your dated sales receipt and an explanation of the reason for the return, to Pulstar LLC, 2451 Alamo Avenue SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 and Pulstar LLC will replace them.
Spark plug types reviews
Starts better on a cold morning
Charles Jennings, Verified Buyer
A lot more fun to drive now!
Brandon B., Verified Buyer
Noticed increase in horsepower
Denis, Verified Buyer
Bruce M., Verified Buyer
Improvement has been phenomenal
Richard Russ, Verified Buyer
You can feel the difference
Icing on the cake
Jeff B., Verified Buyer
Gas mileage went up about 10%
Karen A., Verified Buyer
Previously, I was getting ~15 miles per Gallon, now it's 20 MPG. Horsepower has increased, and the acceleration is faster than before.
James C., Verified Buyer
I use these on all my cars
Cliff, Verified Buyer