Spark Plugs

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  1. ixeo

    ixeo Senior Member
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    Wah, next time try NGK la. See how.

    Denso easier to source for me. Never bothered, I don't think its that big a difference. But if both NGK and Denso is in front of my face, I choose the cheaper one. If both same price, i choose NGK.
     
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    Now on NGK normal and probably next will be NGK Platinum.....lol
     
  3. UniKorn

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    Bro, any difference between Platinum and Iridium?
     
  4. gunnerzz

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    The price & replacement interval. Iridium is more expensive and claimed to have longer life span.

    If your plug is a bit hard to access like on some V engine, boxer, etc....might as well use Iridium as u will save money on labour cost.

    If just running normal 3 pot, 4 pot then normal plug is good enough.If gatal tangan then buy platinum, if gatal wallet then buy Iridium.
     
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    Yup, all about durability.....
     
  6. UniKorn

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    Roger that.
    Just curious,
    For a platinum plug, what's the typical lifespt. 50k km?
    Iridium 100k km?
     
  7. ixeo

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    Typically. But best to follow owners manual because warranty.
     
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    I used to use NGK on all my Mitsubishi because the stock original plugs that came with the cars were all NGK. Now using Mark X, I use Denso coz the original one a is also Denso. On the Swift is also using Denso. Had tried HKS on my X which is ok also but not sure who made it, I suspect it's NGK. Oh the Livina original plugs I think is NGK so I just follow.
     
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    For my Chery SUV it came with Bosch 3 tip electrode, search around cannot find, check with Bosch only one shop in Ipoh still having some stock, then went and check alternative and saw it was NGK platinum and that is what I am using now and easy to find.....lol
     
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    wow...a normal car which require 3 tip...maybe they used that as a marketing jargon at their homeland.
     
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    My mark X uses twin tops Denso.
     
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    My dad 1983 Merc 280e used Bosch but normal single tip, platinum type.
     
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    My friend's Citroen ZX also uses 3 tip Valeo as standard. I think Chery follow because their own engine is Austrian designed so follow EU standard.....lol

    But to me is no big deal whether 2, 3 or 4 tips. I use Bosch 4 tip before, still the same, just that it will find the best route to spark. Whether 2,3 or 4 still one spark at a time.....lol
     
  14. mADmAN

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    whether u use iridium or platinum.... dont take the 100k as 100k...

    its up to 100k... key word being "up to"... ive had denso iridium go bad on me at 50-60k km before.

    anyway...im not a believer in plugs... gimme cheapo NGKs at 10k km intervals any time. which is what i do on all my cars.
     
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    Like Always having fresh plugs.......lol
     
  16. 6UE5t

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    Well my previous HKS double Iridium went past 100k and actually still working fine but I just changed them coz they already past 100k. Not sure how much longer they can last if I didn't change them.

    If you only have cars with nothing go over the top of the engine then yeah can just change plugs as often as you wish! Try having a V6 like mine or the stupid 4 cyl like Livina where the intake go over the engine, you will want to have Iridium plugs!
     
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    New Technology but making maintenance difficult.......lol
     
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    My renault engine oso have the intake running on top of the engine but they make in into individual pipe so there is gap for removing the coil and plug without removing the intake.

    engine is mounted terbalik from what we used to see...exhaust is at the firewall side. Not sure whats the advantage but i heard its related to engine angle to optimize power delivery.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA....... thankfully i only drive simple old cars :D
     
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    My 3 old cars easy to change plugs, so those can DIY. My wife's Forester boxer engine better leave to the pros.......lol
     

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