My experience on OWS Spark Plugs

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I bought a set of not cheap at all spark plugs for my car. The engine is 4A-GE 20 Valve Blacktop. In my opinion, don't waste your time, money and hopes on this brands. It's absolutely trash. RM260 for a set of 4. :banghead::banghead::banghead:



My previous spark plugs were NGK platinum. It was obviously worn out and thus power and fuel consumption is a bit poor. I did not ask for much after changing a new spark plug. Not explosive power. I just want a standard performance.

To my disappointment, my car's FC dropped slightly and the response and power is totally out. It was worse that my previously worn out platinum. I have checked everything else. The resistance in the cables is fine. The readings from the ignition coil is fine.

I then found out that they have a mostly a similar spark plug model for every toyota car. This means that they chose a best compromise design to suite most of the models instead of individually developed design for each engine. To put it short, "as long as it fits in" :thefinger:. This is bad and each spark pug design is very specific for an engine. Even to the point of how many microns does it protrude out into the combustion chamber. It its too high up, the flame front doesn't propagate properly. Look at NGK and Denso. They have very specific spark plugs for different models even in the same carmaker.

I contacted the HQ in singapore to arrange for a refund but to no use.

One more thing people should know about OWS. It's "MARKETED" as a german brand. German company. "APPEARS" to have a german CEO. HQ in singapore? Seriously? May I remind people here that this is purely a marketing firm. The do not produce their own products. They rebrand and repackage standard products with premium labels and premium price.

:listen: Do yourself a good. Love your car. Love your wallet. Do not make the same mistake as i did...

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Veloc,
Bro... just stick with NGK, it'll do fine.
OWS probably good product for some.
Who convince you to buy this product?

I normally stick with NGK and MOTUL(fluids) for my ride.
 

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Veloc,
Bro... just stick with NGK, it'll do fine.
OWS probably good product for some.
Who convince you to buy this product?

I normally stick with NGK and MOTUL(fluids) for my ride.
I initially opt for NGK too. The seller do not have the exact spark plug model for my engine. So he convinced me to try this OWS. Tell you more when tt la bro.

RM260 is exp man..is this iridium or platinum?
Try adjusting the gap to suit your engine
It's iridium. And therefore, the gap is none adjustable. Set at 0.8 mm. The only next thing i can try to do to normalize the performance is to side-gap it.
 
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My previous spark plugs were NGK platinum. It was obviously worn out and thus power and fuel consumption is a bit poor. I did not ask for much after changing a new spark plug. Not explosive power. I just want a standard performance.



I feel your frustration, bro Beloc.

Bro, I am honestly not trying to shoot you, but you mentioned that you wanted a standard performance, so why wouldn't you stick with a standard plugs in the first place?
 

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My previous spark plugs were NGK platinum. It was obviously worn out and thus power and fuel consumption is a bit poor. I did not ask for much after changing a new spark plug. Not explosive power. I just want a standard performance.



I feel your frustration, bro Beloc.

Bro, I am honestly not trying to shoot you, but you mentioned that you wanted a standard performance, so why wouldn't you stick with a standard plugs in the first place?
I wanted a longer service life. Plus, the extra performace (if available) wouldn't hurt. I just didn't expect worse performace than my old worn out plugs. Doesn't make sense coz iridium suppose to have slightly better power. Worse comes to worst, at least standard power.

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Phew @rm260 you can already get a Denso/NGK Iridium with still a substantial amount left!
Well lesson learned the hard way, buy products that is already well known & trusted, and don't easily get influenced by marketing gimmicks.
 

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fuuu...i feel your pain...if you still keep you old set...have them clean and resuse until you can get a new set...my bet its still better than using that "new" one...which reminds me i also need a new set of sparks...
 

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Sounds like the product was inferior. The packaging looks professional and convincing though.

Still on the subject of spark plugs, is there an expiry date for unused new spark plugs??
 

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Just be careful of this brand. They buy and repackage with inflated prices. For their oil, i heard that they rebrand Ravenol. If its really true, its okay because Ravenol is good oil. Just that you pay some hefty extra amount because it is called OWS.

As for their spark plugs, I have shared my nightmare experience. Do not buy.
 

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OWS has spark plugs? Aisayman. There are three major manufacturers that make good plugs, Denso, NGK and Bosch. All others are niche brands with niche 'features' like silver tip or pure copper and all that. You want standard stick with standard brands la. I usually buy from spare parts shops and usually go in with what I want. Don't compromise your decision unless it's the equivalent alternative of a well known brand.

Oh btw, whats the heat range on the plug you bought vs the original?
 

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I initially opt for NGK too. The seller do not have the exact spark plug model for my engine. So he convinced me to try this OWS. Tell you more when tt la bro.



It's platinum. And therefore, the gap is none adjustable. Set at 0.8 mm. The only next thing i can try to do to normalize the performance is to side-gap it.
I wanted a longer service life. Plus, the extra performace (if available) wouldn't hurt. I just didn't expect worse performace than my old worn out plugs. Doesn't make sense coz iridium suppose to have slightly better power. Worse comes to worst, at least standard power.

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So is it Iridium or Platinum?

But as bro. 6UE5t mentioned getting NGK or Denso Iridium is so much cheaper and are well known branded plugs
 
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So is it Iridium or Platinum?

But as bro. 6UE5t mentioned getting NGK or Denso Iridium is so much cheaper and are well known branded plugs
the ows packaging have Iridium printed...but it could be anything but iridium...huhuhuh
 

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OWS has spark plugs? Aisayman. There are three major manufacturers that make good plugs, Denso, NGK and Bosch. All others are niche brands with niche 'features' like silver tip or pure copper and all that. You want standard stick with standard brands la. I usually buy from spare parts shops and usually go in with what I want. Don't compromise your decision unless it's the equivalent alternative of a well known brand.

Oh btw, whats the heat range on the plug you bought vs the original?





So is it Iridium or Platinum?

But as bro. 6UE5t mentioned getting NGK or Denso Iridium is so much cheaper and are well known branded plugs
Sorry typo. My old worn plugs are platinum. The ows are iridium


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OWS has spark plugs? Aisayman. There are three major manufacturers that make good plugs, Denso, NGK and Bosch. All others are niche brands with niche 'features' like silver tip or pure copper and all that. You want standard stick with standard brands la. I usually buy from spare parts shops and usually go in with what I want. Don't compromise your decision unless it's the equivalent alternative of a well known brand.

Oh btw, whats the heat range on the plug you bought vs the original?
Heat range 6. Same as my ori spex. Heat range is correct.

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OWS has spark plugs? Aisayman. There are three major manufacturers that make good plugs, Denso, NGK and Bosch. All others are niche brands with niche 'features' like silver tip or pure copper and all that. You want standard stick with standard brands la. I usually buy from spare parts shops and usually go in with what I want. Don't compromise your decision unless it's the equivalent alternative of a well known brand.

Oh btw, whats the heat range on the plug you bought vs the original?
Bosch isn't in the same league as Denso and NGK in terms of iridium plugs IMO. Best to stick with NGK and Denso, no reason to go with Bosch or anything else since they aren't any cheaper.

The latest stupid brand is AVS. Center electrode breaks off in the engine. Avoid.
 

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read ixeo signature...he's selling denso sparks...veloc you should have bought from him...free shipping some more...

i usually get mine from denso warehouse at shah alam glenmerrie...last time bought ik22 was rm45 a piece...today price i'm expecting around rm 50...
 

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Bosch isn't in the same league as Denso and NGK in terms of iridium plugs IMO. Best to stick with NGK and Denso, no reason to go with Bosch or anything else since they aren't any cheaper.

The latest stupid brand is AVS. Center electrode breaks off in the engine. Avoid.
read ixeo signature...he's selling denso sparks...veloc you should have bought from him...free shipping some more...

i usually get mine from denso warehouse at shah alam glenmerrie...last time bought ik22 was rm45 a piece...today price i'm expecting around rm 50...
Wow! I didn't notice. I'll pm you soon ixeo. Let me check my Denso equivalent code first. Definitely need to get a new set.
 

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read ixeo signature...he's selling denso sparks...veloc you should have bought from him...free shipping some more...

i usually get mine from denso warehouse at shah alam glenmerrie...last time bought ik22 was rm45 a piece...today price i'm expecting around rm 50...
I'm selling BELOW that price. Reason being, no rental paid, no tax paid :biggrin:

Wow! I didn't notice. I'll pm you soon ixeo. Let me check my Denso equivalent code first. Definitely need to get a new set.
Sure.