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Old 20 May 2008, 11:48 pm
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Default Another spark plug thread...

Ok, I have been searching through the board trying to find this information. I would like to know what the consensus is on replacing the spark plugs and wires. A friend of mine has offered to lend his mechanical experience. (08' Non-Turbo)

What brand, and where to get em? Also is there a low end replacement, and mid-range replacement option? Wondering how much to spend on the replacements.
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Old 21 May 2008, 07:06 am
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Default Re: Another spark plug thread...

The "consensus" is that the stock plugs and wires are crap and don't last very long but unless your having some trouble like rough idle and missing during acceleration there's no reason to go to the trouble of replacing them.

There's always a choice of low or more expensive parts but you get what you pay for....as in anything else. Auto stores like Pep Boys or Auto Zone will probably carry more than one brand of plugs and wires. It's up to you how much yo want to spend.

We've been telling people to go to the on-line site of www.RaceandStreet.com and under Performance, buy the Crane Fire Wires. On the Non-Turbo, Champion Double Platinum plugs #7570 wokr well and last a long time.
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Old 21 May 2008, 10:26 pm
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Default Re: Another spark plug thread...

I just installed the crane wires but used the Bosch +4. Was probably not the greatest plug to pick. No reason to have 4 electrodes unless something is wrong with your engine. Since I have higher compression now and will be adding Nitrous soon, I may replace them. There are a lot of good adviser on this forum such as Crewzin and others. I think they will steer you in the right direction (and steer me too)
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Old 22 May 2008, 07:05 pm
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Default Re: Another spark plug thread...

Good feedback. Thanks.

I did not see the Champion plugs last time I did a search, but I did see Iridium plugs as an upgrade. Are those better for the turbo model, rather than the Champions for the non-turbo?
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Old 22 May 2008, 07:39 pm
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Default Re: Another spark plug thread...

Here....take your pick:

Chrysler Pt Cruiser Spark Plug at Auto Parts Warehouse
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Old 23 May 2008, 03:04 pm
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Cool Re: Another spark plug thread...

I thought that there was also a Turo versus non-turbo, and Platinum versus Iridiun tread here. But, I couldn't find one. It must have been on the PTCW site...which is down right now.
There seemed to be some thought taht Platinum wasn't good for a HO turbo.
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Old 23 May 2008, 04:18 pm
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Default Re: Another spark plug thread...

Your right Frank,

I passed this on to a Turbo owner in another thread in this Tech & Performance section....

Copper or platinum plugs for turbo
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Old 24 May 2008, 10:25 pm
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Default Re: Another spark plug thread...

I think I need to rephrase the question...

Are there spark plugs out there that may be ok for some cruisers, that I should not use on the non-turbo?

Maybe that is not a concern, I do not know. I have heard you can get plugs that run too hot and actually damage the engine over time.
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