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Old 01-02-2004, 01:02 AM   #11
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The only time you should change from spark plug heat range specifications is when abnormal engine or operating conditions are encountered.
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The only time you should change from spark plug heat range specifications is when abnormal engine or operating conditions are encountered.
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how easy is it to change the plugs in our cars? I was thinking of doing it the next time we change the oil, maybe gut the airbox too.
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how easy is it to change the plugs in our cars? I was thinking of doing it the next time we change the oil, maybe gut the airbox too.
Easy. Just make sure you have a 6" extension for the spark plug socket...and a swivel joint for the rear bank...
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Hell, I do all 6 with nothing but a 3" extension. Takes me about 15 minutes (not including gapping).

BTW, the reverse numbering for the NGK plugs may only apply to the V-power. With those, a higher number is colder.

Copper plugs are recommended for forced induction. I know platinum is a problem, not sure about the Irridiums.
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Hell, I do all 6 with nothing but a 3" extension. Takes me about 15 minutes (not including gapping).

BTW, the reverse numbering for the NGK plugs may only apply to the V-power. With those, a higher number is colder.

Copper plugs are recommended for forced induction. I know platinum is a problem, not sure about the Irridiums.
Oh, cool. It'* easier than I thought...Heheh...

Can you tell I haven't had to do them yet??
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First couple times will take you longer. Til you learn the tricks
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Once you get the factory wires off, plug changes are simple. I can do a plug change in 15 minutes or less on the GTP, including gapping and everything, and like will said, all I need is a ratchet, 3" extention, and socket...it would be quicker but its a bad idea to use the air ratchet on spark plugs.

As long as you get the RIGHT plug, you can run platinum plugs in supercharged engines, and honestly that is what I would recommend anyone put in who doesn't want to do plug changes twice or more a year. We ran platinum plugs in the GTP up until mid October when we switched to coppers as an experiment, and haven't switched back because they performed just as well (but not noticably better or worse). We have always and probably will always run platinums in the SSEi too, and we haven't had any problems with it not running well. Since the cars come with platinum plugs from the factory you can pretty much guess that it isn't going to hurt them to run platinum plugs.

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i think that iridium and platinum are not recommended for SC, right? They burn the metal off or something?
My 2k SSEi came with platinums OE. I don't know too much about the iridiums, though.
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i think that iridium and platinum are not recommended for SC, right? They burn the metal off or something?
My 2k SSEi came with platinums OE. I don't know too much about the iridiums, though.
I have not had any problems with them, other than they are damn expensive...and are running to hot...and coem to think of it those are problems....hemmm...aw well, autolite 103'* going in on thursday....3 ranges!
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