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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:34 pm

Seller is wrong. M-38 will run probably OK but not as designed. These mistakes occur way too often.
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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by dpcd67 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:07 am

On a similar note; my original M37 came from the Army with 2243s in it. I didn't know any difference then so I ran it for years with them.
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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:45 am

dpcd67 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:07 am
On a similar note; my original M37 came from the Army with 2243s in it. I didn't know any difference then so I ran it for years with them.
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OEM was AutoLite AR-5S, 2243 is correct for M-37, 2243 is the latest AutoLite number for earlier AR-5S. Both are MS-35909-1 stamped.
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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by dpcd67 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:04 am

Ok, I thought I read that the M37 took 2245. Not sure what I put in it a few years ago, but it runs fine.
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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:21 pm

But it ran good didn't it? I had to change #1 Spark Plug in my M-37 for whatever reason , I just started to screw it in and the phone rang. I went to move it without thinking a couple minutes later, when it started, it blew the plug out. I found on my lawn 10 years later.
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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:25 am

Yes it ran fine; I just changed them because the electrodes were getting a bit rounded.
Clean off that one from your yard and it will probably work too.
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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by JBizal » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:22 am

Just a note to set the record straight. Midwest Military in conjunction with 3 other dealers stepped up an had 5000 of the 2245 plugs made by Autolite. If you buy plugs from MWM,Inc, (due to possible litigation this name has been blocked), AJP or VPW, they are not Chinese imports, they are the real deal.
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Re: Spark Plugs

Post by Chuck W. » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:12 pm

any plans to reproduce the 2243's?
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