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#1 fiynix

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:09 PM

Hi all.

I'm planning on doing a spark plug change in the next week or 2 on my celica.

just want to find out what peoples personal prefference is on what they use.

 

I won't be going with plain off the shelf basic ngk plugs so want to find out what other people use.

AFAIK i currently have bosch super4's in.

 

anyways let me know and hopefully i may try something different.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

Well it depends on cars really.

Personally (and a lot of performance cars) just use the basic $4 NGK ones just a point or two cooler because in high performance boosted motors they require more regular plug changes and also gaps are sometimes made smaller (which you won't be doing on platinum or iridium plugs) 

 

On a BPU NA motor I would recommend getting something a bit better. Maybe some twin tip ones or platinums, 


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:44 PM

cheers man.

what would you reccomend for my engine with the power you felt from it when you drove it though lol.

to me the plugs in it seem to do well.

 

but the help you have given now i have actually learnt something.


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:03 PM

Minimum I'll say ngk V groves for a regular change, just make sure you set the gap correctly
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

When that was my motor jimmy i ran plarinums. Bit pricey but it seemed to love them
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

cheers rob, that's what is in it then lol.

for some reason i thought it was bosch in there.Haven't touched them since you put engine in so thought it about time to get ready to change.

How much where they?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

I got a set of NGK Iridium ones in mine. At the same time I switch to NGK leads too.
Got them for $25 for x4.
Immediately noticed better response in my car and also got better fuel economy (although I did just replace 18 year old copperplugs)

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:40 PM

NGK Platinum, the same model that the manual asks for, also got NGK leads for mine. Most stores don't sell them though, and the choice is either Copper or Iridium. Wasn't sure if there was any performance difference between Iridium and Platinum so I played it safe and just got the model number in the manual. Both are long-life compared to copper.

Car previously had standard NGK Copper before I changed them, not sure about performance difference because my old ones were covered in oil (leaking tubes and valve cover).

I wouldn't go Bosch, heard of a lot of issues with them and Japanese cars, just stick with NGK.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

I only ever get NGK Iridiums for my 3S-GTE and noticed a improvement fromBosch plugs and also paired up with NGK leads.



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:03 AM

Hi all.

I'm planning on doing a spark plug change in the next week or 2 on my celica.

 

anyways let me know and hopefully i may try something different.

cheers all

 

 

Is this for the 7th Gen? Because there is a warning on the side of the cylinder head to use iridium plugs only from Denso. The engine is  tuned to run perfectly with them, anything else might not work as good. Toyota sell them still as its the same plugs used in the Land Cruiser V8. $25 each they should be



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:52 PM

the owners manual for the st185 is NGK, So i guess just follow what your owners manual says for whatever model you have?


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:29 PM

Denso IK22s are my personal choice, especially when feeding a little more boost in.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:20 PM

Is this for the 7th Gen? Because there is a warning on the side of the cylinder head to use iridium plugs only from Denso. The engine is  tuned to run perfectly with them, anything else might not work as good. Toyota sell them still as its the same plugs used in the Land Cruiser V8. $25 each they should be


Cheers all.
This is an old thread. Was for my 4th gen. Didn't own the 7th gen when this was made. but plugs have been changed
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 06:25 PM

haha didn't even notice it had been revived XD



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:19 PM

I just use NGK bkr7re I think. I gap them down to .3 I think. I'll have to check but that's what works for my setup . Change every second service

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:34 AM

0.3mm? seems very very tight normally anything under 0.6mm and idle and low loads are craps. I run everything of mine that's boosted at 28thou/ .75mm and if it's got spark issues it will be somewhere else not the gap

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:12 PM

yeah no i was thinking of somthing else.  i go for point .70 ish 


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:48 PM

Yeah that's more like it.




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