How can you combine pure carbon and oxygen (Chemistry question)?

In a car engine, why can't you fix a spark plug that is beginning to wear out (from carbon buildup due to using the choke to heat up the car and imperfections in the carberator) by flooding the engine with more 02 than is needed in the equation with 2 mol of gasoline mix with 25 mol of 02 and using the heat... show more In a car engine, why can't you fix a spark plug that is beginning to wear out (from carbon buildup due to using the choke to heat up the car and imperfections in the carberator) by flooding the engine with more 02 than is needed in the equation with 2 mol of gasoline mix with 25 mol of 02 and using the heat from the power stroke in the cylinder to combine the extra 02 with the pure carbon to create c02, thus renewing the spark plug.
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