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Old 09-10-2008, 10:12 PM
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Pulstar Pulse Plug ???

Just received my Hot Rod mag in the mail, on page 59 theres a full page add for these plugs. It says they ARE NOT spark plugs but "Pulse Plugs".

It says "Electrical energy from the engines coil is stored in the pulse plug's built-in capacitors. At the exact moment needed, that energy is re-released in an amazingly quick, powerful, high energy pulse". www.Pulstar.com

Pretty interesting concept...to me anyway. Might be snake oil, I know there has been a lot of different "gimmick" type spark plugs but none that I know of with a built in capacitor to store energy....Anyone seen or used these yet?

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Old 09-10-2008, 11:12 PM
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They have been discussed here a few times and the bottom line is, for the 200+ bucks for a set of 8, there is no justification for buying them since all the R&D and "testing" has only been done by the manufacturer.

I saw them tested last week in a Vette on one of the car shows on TV. The did a three pull baseline test on the dyno then switched to the "pulse plugs" and did another three pull test. Averaged it all out and the pulse plugs gained 7hp at something like 6400rpm. But they were very quick to say that you may get less too! Apparently they were not at all sold on them being that wonderful in every application.

I dunno, I can buy a lot of gas for 200 bucks!
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I might consider using them if the Force's were using them in their funny cars. They seem to be more of the same snake oil at this point.
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