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What spark plugs are you using??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by garyrmills, Sep 28, 2009.

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    ive checked through the search section for this with no luck. i was wondering what would be the best plugs to get considering my car has had a stage 2 revo remap? not sure if this would make a difference (wether they get hotter or draw more current) but thought id check before i invest in some.

    also anyone know the cheapest place to purchase some?


    thanks in advance gary
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    BKR6EIX - iridium plugs with 0.8mm gap. IK20's which some people use are 1.1mm gap and this can be too big...certainly caused me misfire issues when the engine was hot.
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    im using ngk laser platinum pricey but worth it i think
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    do you think there will be any affects from stage 2 remap? and is there a difference between s3 and a3?
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    i was using std ngk audi recomended plugs untill i blew a coil pack the other day and found that ngk bkr7e are the recomended plug for stage 2 there not platinum so need changing every oil change
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    which oil are you using as well as im looking to change oil and filter aswel?? thanks gary?
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    Oil 5-30W fully synthetic. new audi & VW recomended
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    wheres the best place to get hold of the ngk bkr7e as cant find them and asked a few local shops and they dont have them ?
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    is there any particular pitch of thread or specifics to the ngk bkr7e as everywhere is saying there not for an s3? just wondering if its a particular type of fitment thanks gary
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    [Oct 22, 2009]
    NGk pfr7q gapped to .8
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    couldnt be a pain but could someone send me a link to any of these plugs ive been looking and there all for different cars grrrrrrrrrrr
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    I'm using denso IK22's gapped to 0.8mm, and they're been fine for 30k without being touched once!
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    sorry if im being thick but how would you adjust the gap ?:think:
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    feeler gauges and a wooden doorframe work for me :happy:
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    [Oct 24, 2009]
    PFR7Q are whats recommended for an s3, but BKR7E are the not platinum equivalant...so will require changing more often.
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    [Oct 24, 2009]
    Actaully, the "7"s in NGK are cooler than the stock which is a "6" plug, (from audi).

    I use the 7s and use the cheap as chips BKR7Es just change every 7k miles
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    Its also worth bearing in mine when converting from platinum to copper you should go one heat range hotter.
    So i would have though BKR8E be a more popular choice lol
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    ngk bkr7e's on mine mate, need changing every oil swap but are cheap as chips off ebay (£10 for the 4 iirc)
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