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    I have been using NGK BKR6E or 7E cant rememeber 100%.

    But all the American forums rave about them. But they have to be changed quite often which i dont mind as they are cheap as chips.

    So what do you lot use and how do you find them?

    Cheers.
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    I have just been and checked i have the 7E's in just now and used to have NGK PFR6Q in before.
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    I just bought myself a set of these...

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    Could anyone also explain what spark plug fouling is and what would happen?

    Because recently my car doesnt respond as well as normal when crusing along the bypass at say 70 for ages and then you put the foot down in 5th.

    I think i am going to try the 6E's next as perhaps the 7E's are a step too cold for me.

    Anyone trying these has to remember that they are going to need changed every 5k miles.

    Which plugs did you get Rich the 7E's?

    Cheers.
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    Yep, went for BKR7E...
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    i heard these E's were the next step they are colder than their Q equivelant, i'm on 6Q but will be taking some 7Q with when i go for remap in a month,

    so E's over Q's??
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    All the American forum members say that platinum plugs are not suited to turbo'd cars as the center electrode is too small. So they all say to go fot the copper plugs, but they have to be changed every 5k miles but they only cost like £8 for four of them. Would be about £12 for you though dummi.

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    cool thats good price, i will be trying these /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    Yeah just remember to change they quite often though mate.

    And i would try the 6E's first as the 7E are more for big turbo setups.

    And now i think you should post some pics of your cars cos i have been interested in seeing them for a while now!!

    Cheers.
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    which plugs did you go for in the end mate as i need some soon

    and do you know anywhere where i could get a good deal on them


    thanks
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    I got some NGK BKR6E plugs.

    They are the cheap copper plugs but the car feels pretty good on them.

    Get them and gap them at 0.028 since you have a remap.

    Its a 0.032 gap for standard cars.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers.
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    thanks mate

    will sort some today
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    ok i did my plugs today and number 2 was full of oil

    im going to do a compression test tonight

    do you lot know what it could be down to???


    need help
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    1) poor ring seal
    2) poor valve stem seal
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    I put my plugs in this weekend and although the car feels more punching I have noticed an uneven idle, this is with the plugs set at 0.028.

    If I get time I’m going to reset them to 0.030 to see if this helps any.
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    What ones you go for? BKR6E's?
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    Yep I got NGK BKR6E
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    Thats strange that they have not been to good for you.

    I fitted them about 300 miles ago and they are great.

    Maybe they just need to carbon up a little and are you sure they did not drop in the holes as sometimes this can lose up the gap a little.

    Cheers.
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    Where are u all getting these plugs?
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    Local spares.

    I read on another forum that 0.030 was the correct gapping or it maybe my later spec car.
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    0.03 is the gap for standard cars.

    But 0.028 is for chipped A4's so i would have thought you would be ok.
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