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Old 23 Jun 2002, 02:34 am
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Ok; Someone fess up and give us the right scoop on the Double Plat. Plug number, and it ain't P/N 7440 Re14PLP5, as I just saw them at the local Chrysler Parts Dept. They are clearly marked COPPER PLUS.
The Platinum plug Not being available,(Not even a number), I asked to see a "sample" of some other "Double Platinum" Plug, and he produced a Silver box plainly marked "Double Platinum " with a picture showing the Double Platinum anode, unlike the RE14PLP5 box, marked "Copper Plus" showing the same part with a copper compound anode. So what's going on out there? Either someone is passing the bum scoop, or they have wasted a bunch of time and money for nothing. The RE14PLP5 is "copper" and NOT even single Platinum let alone Double. Tex.

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Here's a picture showing the differences:


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Right Sci- Fi; That's What it looked like all right, with the extended electrode, but nowhere on the box, the individual box, or the plug did it mention Platinum, as did the other plugs from the silver box marked Double Platinum, and the two plugs together were absolutely different in the anode make up.On the Double Platinum, you could see the shiny metal, whereas the RE14PLP5, (that I asked for, and he brought out),labled "Copper Plus" was a much duller metal, and all that tells me is that the RE14PLP5 is an extended electrode "copper plus" plug, unless Chrysler changed the design in mid stream, and that 14PLP5 is an older version,(I can see that PLP could mean "Platinum Plus" Maybe) but what I saw was not platinum. Tex

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From your description, it appears that the parts guys just pulled the stock OEM Copper Plus Plugs from the shelf to show you. The Double Platinums (platimum on the center and ground electrodes), from what I understand, are now standard on all the new mini-vans (including the 2.4L engined minivans, which is the same engine currently in the PT). Might be better just to order them at your local auto parts store and have the dealer install it for you. Or you could wait until the dealer actually orders or stocks the correct spark plug. As a further note there is an intermediate design from Champion called Platinum Power which has a copper core with a platinum tip and copper ground electrodes and those were used as standard equipment on earlier Chrysler engines, but won't work on the current engine designs because of the shorter length. Since the production of Champion Double Platinums for the PT is fairly recent, I find at this point, one still has to special order the plugs.

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I appreciate your input and that all sounds good, but the fact remains that the boxs'had the RE14PLP5 P/N 7440 printed right on them Along with the words "Copper Plus" and the plugs did not have the Platinum Ground,so what else can I say. I could buy them at $8.00 each and send them to you, and then you can say "well I'll be darn, Never saw that one before." So what would that prove? Until I see the Silver Box with Double Platinum, and RE14PLP5 printed on it, I'll just run the stockers Tex.

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Sci-fi You won't believe this but I went back to the Chrysler
parts Dept, to buy the #7440 plugs just to get the box to show you that it was marked "Copper Plus," and the parts guy brings out the four plugs and no box. I say where's the box"? He says I threw it away" So he stocks plugs now individualy as a convenince? I said I'll buy the plugs only if I get the box Marked "Copper Plus" No deal not even at $8 buck a piece! So he says his boss told him that they were in fact Double Platinum Plugs. And I said in the wrong box? He just shrugged his shoulders. Mystery solved then. Mis-marked by Chrysler and a major cover up Making me look like some kind of idiot!
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Don't want to accuse anybody, but there is a possibility that somebody "switched" the plugs in the boxes and got the platinums at copper plus prices. Thus "throwing away the boxes" would make sense to avoid confusion and possible lawsuits for selling and installing items not as advertised.

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Old 25 Jun 2002, 03:08 pm
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Sci-FI Yeah could be, and then he's trying to sell me Copper for$8.00 each, twice what I saw At Doityourself. I need to check out the local NAPA also. Thanx Tex.

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Okay Maybe some could help out TEX and me also. As noted above, those plugs work for the same engine as the PTC. If anyone out there can help confirm that these plugs will work with no damage to come of it. Then I think we have a solution for all those peerformance hugry PTCer's <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
This came straight off the website.

Here are the Bosch Spark Plugs for your 2000 DODGE CARAVAN L4-2.4 liter engine:
Spark Plug Brand Part Number

Platinum+4 4418

Platinum2 4301

Platinum 4202

Super 7557

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Those Bosch spark plugs are too short (reach). There was a redesign and the current 2.4L uses a spark plug with a 1" reach. From another forum, it has been mentioned that Bosch and Nippondenso is planning to introduce their own versions in the near future and below are the part #'s for the spark plugs for the current 2.4L engine, whenever they become available:

Bosch # HR7MPP

Denso (Nippondenso) # PT16VR13

To read more: http://ptenthusiasts.org/PTForums/sh...threadid=14158

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