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Posted 31 August 2003 - 03:31 AM
Posted 31 August 2003 - 09:43 AM
Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:16 AM
Unless the owner's manual specs an iridium or platinum plug (sometimes they do), it probably won't make that much of a difference.
Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:56 AM
Go to Autozone or Discount Auto Parts, get a set of NGK V-powers, spend about $6, gap them correctly, and you will have the best spark plugs money can buy for s Subaru.
Stephen is also correct in saying that a car that calls for such fancy plugs will indeed benefit from them and should have them. It's just a matter of engine design.
Posted 31 August 2003 - 11:28 AM
Posted 31 August 2003 - 11:47 AM
improvement when i switched to the first generation of
bosch platinum plugs... i figured they ran hotter and didnt foul so easily on old oil burner beaters...
just about to put a set of NGK platinum in the ea81,
with new wires, cap/rotor.
Posted 31 August 2003 - 12:00 PM
So if you want to save $0.80, or spend it, it doesn't really matter to me, as far as my car goes.
Posted 31 August 2003 - 02:01 PM
Posted 31 August 2003 - 03:23 PM
New ignition coil, cap, rotor and wires should give you every bit of spark that's possible. Of course you could convert the whole system to MSD, but that gets really spendy. It's supposed to be excellent on low-end torque though.
Posted 31 August 2003 - 03:31 PM
I've read that copper is the best, it just doesn't last very long. I wouldn't expect a performance boost from platinums or iridiums, just a longer, cleaner lifespan. I was thinking that the iridium's would be good for someone who doesn't like doing maintenance on their car. Or people like myself who tend to put it off for too long. I was curious because I saw Iridium Denso's going for $10 at www.drivewire.com.
Posted 31 August 2003 - 07:06 PM
Anyway, copper is the best conductor of electricity there is. If you want performance and fuel economy, get NGK V-powers. No question.
If you want your plugs to actually last long , then get NGK platinums or iridiums. They won't perform as good as the V-powers, but they'll be adequate...
This is the final word, you heard it here, boys and girls...
Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:27 PM
just my opinion...
Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:57 PM
Posted 31 August 2003 - 11:19 PM
Posted 31 August 2003 - 11:32 PM
That's what I was thinkin' too Archemitis. Like a good plug to twist into your old ladies ride or something. Set it and forget it!
And I've seen 'em for $10.67 a piece. They'll probably keep getting cheaper and cheaper too.
Posted 01 September 2003 - 01:15 AM
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