Plasma Bursts Could Replace Sparks in Car Engines

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plasma is cool but that would take some time to perfect. Similar to that electronic solenoid driven intake/exhaust valvetrain configurations: technologically-advance (huge potential), but difficult to implement (cost, longevity and reliability shall always be a concern). Maybe this may happen in my lifetime? Q.
 
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Originally Posted By: mopar_monkey
a new plug costs me $3, how much will it be when my plasma igniter fouls out?
My thoughts exactly
 
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
I thought that the spark kernel was actually plasma in the first place.
So did I. And the spark in any wires follows a plasma field, not through the wire like we think.
 
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Sure, new spark plugs may cost $3 new, but what about the other stuff in a modern ignition? Having to replace some individual coils or coil packs can get costly. The price of the plasma stuff might not be too bad.
 
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