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Denso Plugs

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by GreenMcNasty, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. GreenMcNasty

    GreenMcNasty New Member

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    Denso Irridums, are they worth the money or am I just gonna replace a resonably new set of plugs for no reason? :huh:
     
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    Yup. Save your cash. Wait until you really need new plugs, then get some NGK's or some Bosch Platinums (if you need Platinum).
     
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    I'd stick with the NGK's even if going platinum. Not a huge fan of the Bosch name...but that's just me. :D
     
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    NGK all the way, nothing else goes in my head. . . Brian (pissedoffsol) had some issues with bosch. . .lol
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    lol- funny we were jsut talking about this tonight
     
  6. phunky.buddha

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    Eh, they're both good plugs. I've run Bosch Platinums in my engine for the last 38k miles, and they've held up pretty well. Who knows- I might try NGKs the next go round, but I'm pretty happy now.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    I knew a guy in Longmont (Chris, ask Andy about his exp with Bosch) that had an LSVTEC that he ran Bosch 4 's in, one of the electrodes came apart and scored the hell out of the cylinder wall. Bosch plugs never go in my head.
     
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    Irridum and platnium aren't the best conductors. They are great because they don't oxidize as fast as copper. So they are excellent for long term use. If your looking for a better spark copper is the way to go. If someone makes Silver Electrode plugs that would be the best plug to use vs them all.
     
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    I agree- Platinum isn't the best conductor, but high compression eats plugs alive... and platinum is still pretty good. I've just been running the same plugs since the beginning, so that's what I've stuck with. Maybe I'll give some copper NGK's a shot next time, but I've been really happy so far.

    I don't run the 4's... I think they're a waste of money.
     
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    :werd:

    the bosch 4 is basically you typical platnium plug with four conductors.
    and we all know electricity takes the path of least resistance. So don't think for a second that because there are four electrodes you get four arcs of spark.
    nope you get one, which ever one offeres the least path of resistance. again this plug is made for long life not the ability to make a better spark
     
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    i have the denso iridiums, i like them :)
     
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    bosch fucking blow. they are horrible.
    they are NEVER sized right

    i was un-gapping a set of bosch plugs with my piston.

    they are shit.
     
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    Uh... ok. :unsure: :blink:
     
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    i might still have one or 2 lying around... it didn't jsut happen once.

    they got ungapped. aka they aren't the right size. 3 sets. d16z6 plugs. i looked up the part numbers my self. they are the right ones... junk. never will they get my money again.

    NGK 4 life y0
     
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    Wow. Ok. I've never had that problem... but I change out my plugs pretty often.
     
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    NGK V-series copper plugs own!!!!! and they are only about $2 each.
     
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    they were brand new dude! not old more than a week... and they were getting un gapped by my piston.

    now THAT is fucked up
     
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    Hmm ok. I'll keep using my Bosch plugs. They work for me.
     
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    as Brians personal tech I can 2nd his statements

    I WANT GOLD PLUGS
     
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    the bosch plugs are fucking rubish. i just had them in my car for not even a month. my car bogged like a mutherfucker. i just took them out and replaced them with some ngks yesterday. car runs mad smoothe now. fuck bosche, ill never use them again.
     
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