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Do Champion Spark Plugs Really Belong in Chrysler’s and Lawn Mowers?

Here’s an informative instructional video on how a cylinder misfire problem in a Ford F-150 turned out to be a simple fix, and why you should really only use OEM parts when you can.

The Value of OEM Parts

In an earlier article we learned that using less-expensive non-OEM parts can be bad news for you and your car that can cause engine problems to surface and wind up costing you much more in the long run when it comes to maintaining the health of your vehicle.

As a matter of fact, this can be a real problem when going to a chain service center garage or some mechanics who look to increase their profits by using cheap parts---even for something as simple as a tune-up where the spark plugs are being replaced.

Case in Point

For those who are interested in learning a little about how to do maintenance on their Ford F-150, here is an informative and enjoyable video from the FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel where Brian demonstrates how he diagnosed a misfiring cylinder problem and his take on problems owners have using non-OEM parts on Ford engines.

You can find another informative video made by Brian with his very useful article on why you should always get a used car inspection before buying a used car from a dealer.

That said, prepare to learn something new and why Brian and so many vehicle owners disparage Champion spark plugs in the video’s comment section.

Ford F-150 5.4L 3v Triton Engine Misfire: Champion Spark Plugs Belong in Chrysler’s and Lawn Mowers!

And finally…

For additional used car articles related to the topic, be sure to check out the following linked articles “Subaru Crosstrek Engine Oil Analysis After 3,000 Mile Test”; and, “The Most Important Used Car Test You Should Do Before Deciding to Buy a Used Car.”

Comments are Welcome---If you agree or disagree with Brian regarding Champion spark plugs, share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily automotive-related news.


Bryan (not verified)    September 28, 2021 - 6:27PM

Ran or have run Champions in all my vehicles. Got them in both Harleys right now. Ran them in a balanced and blue printed 440, slant 6, Beretta, Olds Delta 88, couple mini vans, etc, etc. Run just as good as any other plug. Period.