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Old 11 Apr 2010, 06:15 pm
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Default Champion Platium Plugs

Well...now I am thoroughly confused what plugs to put in my '06 GT Vert.
I bought the Champion Platium plugs based on feedback on the Forum...but now I am not sure I should have them put in.
I am taking my '06 HO GT Vert up to NC...where my house on Beech Mountain,
NC is at 5,000 ft. I am afraid that perhaps with the new K&N air filter I am putting in...the engine might be running too hot for these plugs.
What say you guys?
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Old 11 Apr 2010, 06:49 pm
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Default Re: Champion Platium Plugs

The platinum plugs are not for the turbo models, although some owners are using them. Supposedly the turbo runs too hot and can burn up the thin electrode of the plug. Some of the members that are running quite a bit of performance mods on the turbos are very happy with the standard copper plug that was intended for the turbo.

The platinum's (old 7440/ new 7570) were actually designed by one of the members of many of these PT forums in collaboration with Champion. They burn cleaner and last a lot longer in the non-turbo models.
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Old 11 Apr 2010, 07:06 pm
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The platinum plugs are not for the turbo models, although some owners are using them. Supposedly the turbo runs too hot and can burn up the thin electrode of the plug. Some of the members that are running quite a bit of performance mods on the turbos are very happy with the standard copper plug that was intended for the turbo.

The platinum's (old 7440/ new 7570) were actually designed by one of the members of many of these PT forums in collaboration with Champion. They burn cleaner and last a lot longer in the non-turbo models.
Thanks, thats what I will do!
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 05:10 pm
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Thanks, thats what I will do!
That is exactly what the service manager at my local Chrysler Dealer told me when I took it in for a service check.
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 05:23 pm
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Default Re: Champion Platium Plugs

Nice to hear that a service manager is aware of the latest info.
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Old 15 Apr 2010, 09:58 pm
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Default Re: Champion Platium Plugs

Wow, to the untrained, this can be very confusing.....

I have a 2006 GT Vert w/turbo...added the MSD Ignition 32689 8.5 mm Spark Wire Set and threw in some Champion Double Platinum plugs......

Didn't really have an issue with the plugs.....got on it pretty good for 2 weeks, no issues, BUT went ahead and ordered copper core plugs anyway, b/c all the talk of the Platinum ones not being recommended for Turbos....

Here is what ppl need to be aware of.....

Advance Auto, AutoZone, PepBoys, O'Reilly Auto all have in their computers, that the double platinum plugs are the BEST fit for the 2.4L turbo.......

And I even went so far as to give them the VIN "S" info that was specific to my particular model....and their computer still said Double Platinum......
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Old 16 Apr 2010, 06:33 am
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I hear what your saying. I'm just passing on the information from the ASC certified mechanic who has is own shop and was the one who worked with Champion to come up with the Double Platinum plugs. I'm sure the platinum's will work for awhile (nothings going to burn out instantly).
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Old 16 Apr 2010, 01:26 pm
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Wow, to the untrained, this can be very confusing.....

I have a 2006 GT Vert w/turbo...added the MSD Ignition 32689 8.5 mm Spark Wire Set and threw in some Champion Double Platinum plugs......

Didn't really have an issue with the plugs.....got on it pretty good for 2 weeks, no issues, BUT went ahead and ordered copper core plugs anyway, b/c all the talk of the Platinum ones not being recommended for Turbos....

Here is what ppl need to be aware of.....

Advance Auto, AutoZone, PepBoys, O'Reilly Auto all have in their computers, that the double platinum plugs are the BEST fit for the 2.4L turbo.......

And I even went so far as to give them the VIN "S" info that was specific to my particular model....and their computer still said Double Platinum......
My last two cars have been modified, high powered turbos and I would never use platinum plugs for fear of the electrode melting on the plug. This is just like the MSD coil. The manufacturer says they'll work in the PT turbo yet lots of people have had them melt or just stop working.
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