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Interesting concept, but it would be a nightmare installing them so they would actually be worth the effort and cost. Each engine has it's own combustion chamber and piston crown shapes, requiring these laser beams to be aimed very precisely. This would require an extraordinarily accurate "indexing" of the plug so the beams could "hit their mark". Not impossible, but very difficult....but we'd never have to worry about gapping them, would we...
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