English translation: spark short-circuited to ground
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Explanation: A likely cause for a cylinder not firing!
Ian Ferguson United Kingdom Local time: 10:43 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
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The voltage bleeding off to ground instead of making the spark
Explanation: I got this from a spark plug Web site. I'm not sure if this is it, but it could be helpful:
"Driving with a single fouled spark plug is like riding a horse with a broken leg, killing up to 25 percent of a four cylinder engine’s power output. ...
Plug fouling can occur if fuel or oil deposits build up on the plug’s electrodes. The ceramic insulator around the center electrode prevents voltage from finding a shortcut to the steel plug shell and ground. Deposits here may form a conductive path for the voltage to bleed off to ground, preventing it from jumping the gap and making a spark. Deposits around the outer ground electrode or between the electrodes may form a barrier or bridge that also prevents a spark from occurring."