PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
spark plugs

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2001, 06:38 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA.
Posts: 11
Default spark plugs

Does anyone here remember Split-fire spark plugs? I don't hear about them anymore, but I think they are still available. Did anyone ever use them? I seem to remember they claimed better gas milage...I never really heard one way or the other about them, so I was just curious. Anyone with experience with these, please provide your insight...are they worth the $$???

MNShaleCrusier
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2001, 07:36 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Richmond, Va., USA.
Posts: 32
Default

I used Splitfire plugs on my 69 , 460cu.in. Lincoln and to me it was a waste of money , didn't see any difference at all . The only plug I ever used that made an obvious difference was in a 47 Chev. 6 cylinder . they were called fire injectors . Mileage went from 18 to 27 mpg . They were "rim-fire" plugs , spark arked from center electrode to anywhere on the rim[no side electrode]. FYI , the only plug available for the PT right now , other then the stock plug by champion , is another plug by champion that is an extended tip , double platinum . Champions suggested price is $10.62 per plug . They have been available on E-Bay . If you want more info on the double platinum go to www.ptdoityourself.net , go to guides , then spark plug installation guide .



Edited by - OCCRUZER on 10/17/2001 18:47:05
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 23 Oct 2001, 09:57 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Cary, NC, USA.
Posts: 1
Default

Has anyone used the new Bosch plugs with the 4 electrodes off the end. I know they don't have them for the PT, but I was just curious if anyone has used them in the past.

Thanks,

PT-Happy (happy happy joy joy. PT PT joy joy)


Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11 Dec 2001, 05:49 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: CO.
Posts: 5
Send a message via AIM to Nutt
Default

A dyno test was done on Splitfire sparkplugs on a 454 chevy in my previous auto class at the Air Force Academy. This was an engine dyno, not a chassis dyno. The test confirmed their gains in power, but ONLY at one tiny RPM range, near redline. My guess is the Bosch +4 is the same kind of deal. A better ignition booster is more bang for the buck than $8 sparkplugs. Don't get me wrong, platinum plugs are the way to go.

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11 Dec 2001, 05:50 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: CO.
Posts: 5
Send a message via AIM to Nutt
Default

A dyno test was done on Splitfire sparkplugs on a 454 chevy in my previous auto class at the Air Force Academy. This was an engine dyno, not a chassis dyno. The test confirmed their gains in power, but ONLY at one tiny RPM range, near redline. My guess is the Bosch +4 is the same kind of deal. A better ignition booster is more bang for the buck than $8 sparkplugs. Don't get me wrong, platinum plugs are the way to go.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12 Dec 2001, 03:17 am
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Posts: 543
Default

From what I hear, Splitfires are just Autolite plugs with their name on it and split electrodes. AC Rapid Fire and Bosch Platinum plugs worked the best for me. Champion is the only one at this time to make a double platinum for the PT.

2002 Almond Pearl Limited Edition 27K
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
spark plugs ote69 Turbo Performance 28 11 Jul 2010 09:59 am
E3 Spark Plugs CREWZIN Tech & Performance Forum 6 11 Dec 2004 01:03 pm
Spark plugs: newbie question Edwin Astacio Tech & Performance Forum 12 01 Nov 2004 12:21 pm
ZEX Spark Plugs Jerry Tech & Performance Forum 9 27 May 2004 07:32 pm
Ignition Questions....need help. spark plugs ptcruzin42 Tech & Performance Forum 5 15 Mar 2004 08:39 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors