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Spark plugs opinions please - September 22, 2008, 03:31 PM

I need to replace my plugs. Do I stay with the good ole NGK copper or go with something different? What about changing heat ranges? I know nothing when it comes to this.

Bosch paltinum 4?
Irridium?
E3?

Basically I want the most efficient plug I can get. I want something that will burn the most amount of fuel possible. I am leaning toward the E3 because they claim to make more power using less fuel or so the video on their site claims. Also, would like something that may last a little longer. My bike is not high reving normal cruising rpm is 4500 if that makes a bit of difference.
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September 22, 2008, 03:54 PM

I would get the NGK Iridium tip. They are a harder metal and last longer the finer end is claimed to reduce fowling and is claimed to give a stronger spark because it is finer.


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September 22, 2008, 04:00 PM

Ive always been tempted to go away from the standard copper the bosh quad plat, e 3 NGK iridium.

Alas I find it to be too costly.


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September 22, 2008, 04:08 PM

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Ive always been tempted to go away from the standard copper the bosh quad plat, e 3 NGK iridium.

Alas I find it to be too costly.
E3 are $6 each and I only need 3. I put the Bocsh in the Camry and gained 1MPG whooopie
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September 22, 2008, 04:42 PM

Are you talking about spark plugs for the car or motorcycle? If you are talking cars I always use Bosch platinum 4 and have great results with them. I tend to get great gas milage when using them. 26 MPG in the Ford Ranger 1998 4 cyl.


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If you heare anything about Brisk racing plugs dont use them I have had two bad sets so far on my bike.


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E3 are $6 each and I only need 3. I put the Bocsh in the Camry and gained 1MPG whooopie
A 1mpg difference can easily be attributed to something as simple as air temperature. This was very evident on my trip to Barber. I gained several mpg later in the trip on my second tank of gas when it was hot compared to the first tank which was burned up when it was 20-30 degrees cooler.

Standard NGK work just find. I've compared standard ones to iridium on the dyno. No difference.


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Standard NGK if it's available to you. You're not going to see more power or better fuel economy based on plugs. I of course am screwed and required to use iridium plugs.


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Are you talking about spark plugs for the car or motorcycle? If you are talking cars I always use Bosch platinum 4 and have great results with them. I tend to get great gas milage when using them. 26 MPG in the Ford Ranger 1998 4 cyl.
bike. Thats what I put in the Camry. Still getting 30+ mpg at 241k.

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A 1mpg difference can easily be attributed to something as simple as air temperature. This was very evident on my trip to Barber. I gained several mpg later in the trip on my second tank of gas when it was hot compared to the first tank which was burned up when it was 20-30 degrees cooler.

Standard NGK work just find. I've compared standard ones to iridium on the dyno. No difference.
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I'll stick to the NGK. They are cheap. I don't really care if I gain power, only economy and longevity.
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Standard NGK if it's available to you. You're not going to see more power or better fuel economy based on plugs. I of course am screwed and required to use iridium plugs.
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