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What spark plugs do you use?

PaulJC84 Jan 23, 2006

  1. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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.
     
  2. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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.
     
  3. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    I just bought myself a set of these...

    Rich
     
  4. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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.
     
  5. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep, went for BKR7E...
     
  6. dummi

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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??
     
  7. PaulJC84

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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.

    Cheers.
     
  8. I cant find mine..


    ;-)
     
  9. dummi

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    cool thats good price, i will be trying these /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
  10. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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.
     
  11. 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
     
  12. PaulJC84

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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.
     
  13. thanks mate

    will sort some today
     
  14. 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
     
  15. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    1) poor ring seal
    2) poor valve stem seal
     
  16. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  17. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    What ones you go for? BKR6E's?
     
  18. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep I got NGK BKR6E
     
  19. PaulJC84

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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.
     
  20. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    Where are u all getting these plugs?
     
  21. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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.
     
  22. RichA3Turbo

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  23. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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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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