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Old 11-08-2002, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default how often should I change spark plugs?

right now i have 15,000 miles. has been tracked a couple times at most. I probably need to change them, but is there anything else I need to change along with the plugs??? And secondly I think I saw a past post that recommended the stock plugs over aftermarket. Just checking. thanks for all the help guys.
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Old 11-08-2002, 02:12 PM   #2
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I changed mine around 30k and noticed a big difference. At the very least make sure yours are gapped correctly.

I replaced mine with BERU Silverstone S3F
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Old 11-08-2002, 02:26 PM   #3
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I changed mine around 30k and noticed a big difference. At the very least make sure yours are gapped correctly.

I replaced mine with BERU Silverstone S3F
Where did you pick those up at? and how much??
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I clean my spark plugs with a high grit sandpaper, and wipe them off good with some gas.

That's only when I'm bored though. I think stock plugs should be replaced @60k miles. Platinums are about 20k I believe..
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if your putting sand paper to the spark plug you might be sanding off the platnim finish... and also making the gap bigger...
Just use chemicals or buy new- for .99 I buy Champion RC12MC4 they last 7-10k miles and work good.


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I bought my Silverstones from Nology...but I've since found cheaper (I just forget where )

I would recommend shopping around a bit.

http://www.hogens.com/car/default.ph...lugs/index.php

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everyday just like w33d
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Default Re: how often should I change spark plugs? (BrewCityR)

Does anyone know the benefits of using copper plugs? Any?
I remember reading a loong time ago that copper plugs perform better (in what way, i cant remember) but dont last nearly as long as platinum tipped plugs.
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Default Re: how often should I change spark plugs? (jdmspoonitr)

stock plugs is all i use.. - with stock ecu its easy to run healthy to 40K miles, but good idea to have them checked at least every 30K... with aftermarket ecu/ignition/changed timing - its a good idea to cut it down to 10-15K..

also check dist. rotor - make sure its not fried or anything.. -

maybe distribur cap - should be fine at 15K
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NGK #2380 ......7 platinums baby
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