Spark plugs are a key part of maintaining a petrol power tool, especially STIHL chainsaws, and you may think that one spark plug is much the same as another. A standard NGK spark plug and NGK spark plugs sold by STIHL may have the same part number stamped on them, but the STIHL NGK spark plug has some key differences.
The main differences between the STIHL NGK spark plug (right) and the off the shelf NGK plug (left) are:
- The union nut (1) of a STIHL spark plug is fixed in place. This ensures there is no spark gap which could impair performance or potentially ignite gasoline fumes.
- Interference suppression resistance (2) is tuned to STIHL machines for the optimal spark and efficiency. This protects the machine’s ignition module from early failure.
- STIHL spark plug sealing ring (3) is coated for a better contact and corrosion resistance, given that these tools are used in challenging and often wet environments.
- The electrode gap (4) is aligned to STIHL products for optimal compression.
For the best performance from your STIHL tool, we recommend that you always use the STIHL NGK spark plug.
The spark plugs are listed in the “Technical data” chapter of your machine’s Instruction Manual. For more information and to order your genuine STIHL spark plug, contact your local Approved STIHL dealer.