Well, first time this has happened to me, a broken spark plug!
On Saturday 23:rd I was going to get some fuel, since I was down on the "R" on the gauge, but no low fuel warning light (not sure if it's working, bulb is okay though) and just after a short while it started to run rough as if one or two cylinders didn't fire, so I thought it was the fuel and decided to continue on to see if I indeed was out of fuel, but it kept running and a minute or two later it started to run normal again so I continued to the gas station. Then when I had filled her up and went to drive home, immediately after starting, it was running bad, definitely missing a cylinder, so I had to creep home at about 30-40Km/h for about 5-6Kilometers hoping that it would clear up, but this time it didn't.
The first thing I did (when I got home) was to remove the spark plugs to see if maybe there was a cylinder that didn't get any fuel, but they were all slightly wet. So started to inspect the spark plugs closer and found this from cylinder nr. 2:
As you can see, a bit of the ceramics around the centre electrode is gone.
No wonder it was running bad! Luckily the little ceramic bit didn't fall out as can be seen in picture nr. 2.
It's stuck under one of the side electrodes.
Don't know what kind of damage that could have done if it's gotten loose...
Running the same 4 electrode plugs in my old Benz, that has gone much longer (more than 30 000km, since last change), with no issues, so I don't know what caused this.
Maybe fine crack from factory or dropped somewhere along the way to the auto parts store, who knows.
This time no more plugs with 4 electrodes, just regular BP5ES and now it runs smoother than it has in years, but not sure if it's the new plugs or the two stroke oil I added to the fuel shortly before the plug failure, or a combo of new plugs and oil...