Originally Posted by markkleb
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Mark... unfortunately in a waste spark system (our cars) even Bosch themselves admitted their plugs do not hold up well. While I will be the last to merely beat down one brand or anything like that (especially when you see the name on the fuel rail and many other placed under the hood), bosch plugs are simply asking for issues a few months down the road.
Another item to check is ensure the plug wire isn't touching the exhaust or the O2 wiring.
I read the BVille post about the Bosch plugs and it made me chuckle. It reminds me of posts from other forums others have made where they claim to be experts saying silly things.
I use them with great luck since I bought my BVille. Everyone is entitled to their opinions so rather than issue a blanket statement thats silly I try to keep an open mind.
Well, I have to say I'm really happy for you. Of course your single success story outweighs the tremendous amount of research different members of this Forum invested in trying to find out why Bosch Plats had such a high failure rate in so many cars on this Forum over the last 5 years.
We'll all go out and buy them now because your positive experience obviously outweighs the collective investigation tactics and actual real-world experience in 8000 members and 5 years on this Forum.
I didn't believe it either in the early days of the Forum when I first joined in 2002. I'd had a bad experience with them on a Cutlass Ciera I owned (same waste-spark ignition as our cars), but figured I'd give them a try since the car had been garaged for 5 years before I bought it, and run very infrequently (5k miles in 5 years). So I got the Bosch Plats against the advice of the early members of this Forum.
I replaced them with NGK'* less than 2 months later. As have MANY other members here. We've had some recent instances of 30-day failures that solved misfire problems posted by simply changing from the Bosch. I could tell you stories on and on.
Thank you for sharing your positive experience, but I can tell you from our collective experience, knowledge, and research, you won't find a Gearhead on this Forum, or any other veteran member (free-thinkers capable of forming their own opinions) that would suggest Bosch Platinums under any circumstances unless they were the only spark plug available on the face of the earth.
Here, have a Yahoo search result page for "Bosch Waste Spark".