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Old 04-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Which NGK spark plugs are best?

For a stock 2000 EX. I just found out the shop the previous owner took it to put in Champion .

I was reading that the "V-Power Spark Plug; ZFR5F-11" are OEM.

I didn't see any mention of whether the "NGK Iridium IX Series; ZFR5FIX-11" or "NGK Laser Series Platinum Plug; PZFR5F-11" or "NGK G-Power Single Platinum; ZFR5FGP" might be better or worse. They are more expensive but if they yield better fuel economy it would be worth it.

Does anyone have any experience with these or recommendations?

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Just put what Honda reccomends in it.
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NGK copper v-power, 6 heat rating.
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Default Re: Which NGK spark plugs are best?

Vpower are your best bang-for-your-buck as far as NGK plugs [just ordered 4 myself lol].

As far as what Honda recommends, snag a spark plug gap tool for $1 at autozone/ advanced auto parts and make sure your plugs are 0.044 gap before installing, thats the factory spec for gap. There is no specific style of plug recommended per Honda.
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def v power thas what i always run
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for the price, g-power plugs are outstanding. easily go 30-40k miles and only cost about 2.50 a plug.
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I just replaced my G-Power plugs that were in for three years and a little over 40k and they looked pretty good.

I measured the gap and two of the four were still .44, one was a little smaller and one was about .50.
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I never noticed a performance difference from V powers to G powers to ix's, save the money and get the v's.
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iridium are not good? well i do have a 2000 si with a gsr
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iridium are not good? well i do have a 2000 si with a gsr
Nothing wrong with iridium's, for the most part I never noticed a gain. ONe thing I am not crazy about iridium's that the electrode seems to build up more then the standard plug, over time that is unless you change them strictly at say 30k miles.
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+1 on no difference.

I only got the IXs because they were cheaper than the G-Powers during the sale. If they were all regular price, I would have gone copper or G-Powers again.

It's super easy to do plug changes so long life plugs aren't entirely needed.
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really i was hearing that the iridium lasted 100k. hmmm because im doing a minor tune up on the car, i didnt mean to thread jack just looking to see the best bang for my buck.
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Default Re: Which NGK spark plugs are best?

It's just a damn spark plug! God, I swear people take the easiest things and make it hard.

The only difernece is some plugs last longer.

A basic plug, (what Honda used) will run you $2.50. A iridium will last twice as long, but they are 2-3 times the price.
The best plug to put in it, is what Honda had in it!
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really i was hearing that the iridium lasted 100k. hmmm because im doing a minor tune up on the car, i didnt mean to thread jack just looking to see the best bang for my buck.

The ix's are not rated for 100k.

There are a few plugs that are rated that long but those go for close to 12 bucks a plug.


I do not like keeping a plug in that long, more of a chance of it seizing up.
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I have always used iridium plugs in all my cars and they have all lasted 100k +. I do notice less power after about 80k but not much.
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Default Re: Which NGK spark plugs are best?

Thanks for everyone's input. From the sound of it there is no significant/noticeable gain in using the more expensive plugs. It looks like the NGK V-Power Spark Plugs; ZFR5F-11 are the winner. Thanks again.
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