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Old 12 Nov 2012, 08:55 pm
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Are E3 spark plugs any good.
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Old 12 Nov 2012, 09:06 pm
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Are E3 spark plugs any good.
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Old 12 Nov 2012, 09:24 pm
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I agree with the above. NitroPT knows everything lol.
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Old 12 Nov 2012, 10:18 pm
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NGK's will do; go one step colder if you've got more than just standard bolt-ons.

NGK iridiums if you want them to last longer.
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I've used E3s on a couple turbocharged cars with meh results. Never tried them on nonturbos. IME, nothing wrong with them, but not worth the extra money over a good set of NGKs.
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Old 12 Nov 2012, 11:44 pm
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Most all spark plugs work. Some work a little more efficient then others. I tend to recommend a simple single electode type . Not to change heat ranges without
proper plug reading @engine speed. Gap the plugs in steps to find the maximum
Usable gap.
I do not support wasting money on gimick spark plugs. I feel plugs should be changed around every other oil change more often with engines over 100k. And every time prior a spirited drive or track day.
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I feel plugs should be changed around every other oil change more often with engines over 100k.
I haven't looked in the pt owner's manual but doesn't this seem a little too often? Every other oil change would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,500-10,000 miles.


From what I've read/seen on other vehicles, aren't most recommended spark plug intervals in the neighborhood of 30,000-100,000 miles?
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I haven't looked in the pt owner's manual but doesn't this seem a little too often? Every other oil change would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,500-10,000 miles.


From what I've read/seen on other vehicles, aren't most recommended spark plug intervals in the neighborhood of 30,000-100,000 miles?
If you have noticed that the plugs are shot and the runs better after you change them. That's because they have been bad for some time. That's normal with factory recommended intervals. What Nitro is talking about is keeping your pt at a more efficient condition all the time.
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I can't see how you would gap E3 plugs.
Also, spark will jump to the closest of the 3 electrodes - the other 2 don't do squat.
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