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    Exclamation Remap Plugs / Oil ?

    As some of you know I'm getting a remap next week so thought i would give the car an oil change and a set on new plugs.

    I'm sure i read somewhere (cant find it now) that if you don't adjust the gap on the plugs to suit the remap then you will start blowing coil packs.

    Autodata says that the standard gap should be ngk = 1.0 and bosch = 0.8 (don't know why they would be different). But can someone let me know what they should be after the remap?


    Also is 15w/30 still the oil to go for after the remap?


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    i didnt no the gap made a difference? providing it wasnt out of tolerance of corse.

    ive got a remap...and never adjusted them?!?!?!

    News to me
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    NGK BKR6e's gapped at 0.28 (mapped)

    Oil - Quantum 5w40

    Good luck with the map
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    Std gap is 0.8mm, regap to 0.7mm for a remapped engine...

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    ^^Yes^^ 1mm is far to big

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    1mm will nuke coil packs fo sho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    NGK BKR6e's gapped at 0.28 (mapped)

    Oil - Quantum 5w40

    Good luck with the map

    Thanks guys

    Did you miss type the 2 ?


    I thought people just used quantum because its cheap and thatyou need you keep changing it because the quality's not that good


    So its 0.7 on the spark plugs and 5w40 on the oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    Thanks guys

    Did you miss type the 2 ?


    I thought people just used quantum because its cheap and thatyou need you keep changing it because the quality's not that good


    So its 0.7 on the spark plugs and 5w40 on the oil
    0.28 is old money.....0.28 inch === 0.7mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    0.28 is old money.....0.28 inch === 0.7mm
    oh ok mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    0.28 is old money.....0.28 inch === 0.7mm
    Unless i'm part american
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Unless i'm part american

    Nah... Your just showing your age....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    Nah... Your just showing your age....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post



    I would hope that he would know I'm only joking
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    I would hope that he would know I'm only joking
    no offence taken bud lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    I would hope that he would know I'm only joking
    likewise

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    NGK BKR6e

    I just checked the ngk website and it doesn't list these for my car

    Are you sure they are for the aum engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    I just checked the ngk website and it doesn't list these for my car

    Are you sure they are for the aum engine?
    Yes, 100% sure

    I ran them in mine whilst it was getting mapped. These plugs work well but do require changing every oil change, you can get 4 for around £8 so worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Yes, 100% sure

    I ran them in mine whilst it was getting mapped. These plugs work well but do require changing every oil change, you can get 4 for around £8 so worth it
    Ok thanks mate

    I suppose if i want the plugs to last longer then i should get platinum plugs ?
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    Yes, i think the platinums will last a fair bit longer
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    I was just about to buy the PFR6Q platinum plugs so they would last a bit longer but I've just found out that i can get BKR6EIX iridium plugs for about the same price.


    What's best platinum or iridium plugs and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post

    Oil - Quantum 5w40
    Sorry to but in, but I serviced my car about a month ago with castrol edge 5w30. Is this too thin then? I'm sure the quantum stuff audi use is a 5w30


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    Quote Originally Posted by VAG-Slag View Post
    Sorry to but in, but I serviced my car about a month ago with castrol edge 5w30. Is this too thin then? I'm sure the quantum stuff audi use is a 5w30
    Different grades of Quantum, 5w30 is longlife and in the 1.8 T's it tends to cause more issues than good.

    As the oil ages it'll degrade so it'll get even thinner at operating temp and burn quicker which would then require more top ups.
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    ah, i see. so basically it's no biggy for the mo but next time i should use a 5w40?


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    Just been doing a bit of reading and.....

    It seems that the BKR6EIX are a bit of a no no (something to do with the copper core and resistance) and that you should go with the IFR6Q-G if you want iridium plugs, So i think ill stick with the PFR6Q’s....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    Just been doing a bit of reading and.....

    It seems that the BKR6EIX are a bit of a no no (something to do with the copper core and resistance) and that you should go with the IFR6Q-G if you want iridium plugs, So i think ill stick with the PFR6Q’s....LOL
    Copper cored plugs are best performance wise, both the BKR6E and BKR6EIX have a copper core, the only difference is the IX is iridium electrode (lasts longer than the BKR6E)

    PRF6Q are stock plugs so you'll be fine with them, will need gapping to 7mm
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    Silly question but what tool do you need to gap plugs? What's the advantage of gapping to 0.7 if you're mapped? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran-s3 View Post
    Silly question but what tool do you need to gap plugs? What's the advantage of gapping to 0.7 if you're mapped? Thanks
    Spark plug feeler gauge to adjust the gap bud

    I think the main reason for gapping it to 7mm is due to running higher boost. Less chance of the spark being blown out and also makes life easier for your coilpacks
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    Any tips on getting the coil packs out without damaging them ?
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    Just need to unclip the connector then pull the coilpack out

    They very rarely break in half lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    They very rarely break in half lol

    I'm sure i read a thread not that long ago where that happened....lol

    I replaced the plugs today with some pfr6q plugs that were already gapped to 0.7mm

    Funny thing is, the plugs that were in there was denso iridium svk20rz8 but i still changed them because i don't have any idea when they last got changed.


    Thanks again
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