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Old 02-14-2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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I Need spark plugs i already know what i want for wires but i dont know what kind of spark plugs to get for a 97 SE. Is there any that give me a better spark for better power. Like i said im not sure
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There are a few snake oil type products out there that have outrageous claims of horsepower and fuel economy gains. But the reality is unless someone is running the wrong gap or wrong plug for their application to begin with there is no power or economy to be gained.

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so than what do you think i should do than
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what ever you took out just replace with the same, new of course.
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I use Autolites, about $1.79 each. Spark plugs don't add power. Worn plugs and bad gap will loose power though.
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Alot of members have had problems with Bosch plugs, a few havent. It'* a mystery for sure. I would just stay away from them. There is and has been for a long time a fallacy that a stronger spark will give you power. And been exploited by so many (even considered reputable) manufacturers). It Doesnt. I cant emphasize that enough. You cant make a given amount of gas and air explode any stronger with spark. It'* just plain dumb. Now,.... it can be made weaker by a weak spark caused by bad plug/gap/worn wire. But a stock wire and plug in good shape gives you the max, it cant be improved on. When you increase the gas/air mix into a cylinder, then a higher voltage coil can make a difference. But just changing a plug that has less resistance or more spark points will not change a thing.
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Hey bro Im runnin the new e3 spark plugs with the diamond fire technology, and as skeptical as i was i have to say im lovin em. They are designed for a bigger spark better ignition. but i can only speak for me.
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Hey bro Im runnin the new e3 spark plugs with the diamond fire technology, and as skeptical as i was i have to say im lovin em. They are designed for a bigger spark better ignition. but i can only speak for me.
I'm not questioning your post or the results you have experienced. There are mixed reviews on the e3 plug that can be easily found through a web search. One of the positives have been is that for a carbed motor, they seem to be a good choice, but not so much for injected motors.

If you started out with plugs that needed to be replaced and then installed the e3'*, you of course will see an improvement - much like you would if you put in just a standard set of solid copper core Autolites.

I have yet to see any side-by-side comparisons of like vehicles with one running e3 and the other running standard copper cores for any extended period of time. So, until I see those and the results are indisputable, I will stick to the $1.80 Autolites - which is about $26 dollars cheaper for a full replace on my SSEi.
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I saw the same result * you did. And my stock plugs were still fine i just thought id try the upgrade. So far so good. But thats why i kinda put in the disclaimer that i could only speak for me.
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I saw the same result * you did. And my stock plugs were still fine i just thought id try the upgrade. So far so good. But thats why i kinda put in the disclaimer that i could only speak for me.
Keep us posted on this. I'm curious to see if you have better mileage and longer life from them as claimed.
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