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Old 12-25-2007, 12:42 AM   #1
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Many people have told me that the Mugen Ninja .12 T01A can use only ninja glowplugs which are hard for me to find localy. Is there a different glow plug that can be used with this motor(like the Novarossi plugs)? People have told me that when they use different glow plugs, it causes leaks at the button.Can i change the button to use nova plugs? Will this change the performance? THANKS!
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I can tell you that the Ninja glowplug is a wider taper than the Novarossi, and it will leave a small gap between the button and glowplug if you use the Nova plugs. I can only say to remove the button and try an O.S. turbo plug or O'Donnells and see if it is the correct size, since I know that the O.S. is a large taper glowplug. This is one of downsides of the Ninja engines, is you're stuck with their glowplugs and they are not cheap buying them in a single pack either.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:31 PM   #3
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ya i think i ran a os plug last summer but it did not work as good as a ninja plug.
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ya i think i ran a os plug last summer but it did not work as good as a ninja plug.
What O.S. plug did you use? Was is just performance or the size of the taper causing your issue?
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but the taper i did not care at the time so idono.
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Will it affect the performance of the engine if i put a different button on. It doesnt look like it will cause much of a difference. Has anyone tried it?
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I don't know if they make a standard head button for that engine or another brand that has the correct bore and deck height insert. If so, you have to shim it correctly.
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Ninja engines will accept Ninja, Sirio, and Picco plugs. O.S. plugs do not have the same taper.
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Ninja engines will accept Ninja, Sirio, and Picco plugs. O.S. plugs do not have the same taper.
Good to know! I have access to IDM Picco plugs. I guess I will use them for my Ninja.
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iv used sirio plugs and they work just the same as a ninja plug.
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YAY! Thanks guys, you guys saved me a ton of time.
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Good to know! I have access to IDM Picco plugs. I guess I will use them for my Ninja.
yes i actually used an IDM in mine but they are both the same.
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sorry to bump a old thread up,

asking for a mate who also runs a ninja but having problems finding glowplugs?

what glowplug is ran on the ninja? (5 or 6?) 5 = hot, 6 = medium. i can find the ninja 6 plugs.. but cannot find the 5.

will be running the 6 be ok with 16% nitro?
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a 6 will be fine. A lot of people use the 6 plugs rather than the 5.
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