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replacing spark plugs and wires

Postby miamidolfan3524 [OP] » Jun 08 2012, 7:44pm

ive been thinking about replacing my spark plugs and wires. not sure if they need to be replaced but also dont know when or how often to replace them. what are the benefits of replacing the spark plugs and wires and how often should they be replaced?

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replacing spark plugs and wires

Postby Machster69 » Jun 08 2012, 7:47pm

100k miles i believe the book will say... Make sure to not get sold any "performance" plugs. Just go back with oem!
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Re: replacing spark plugs and wires

Postby lilmagoo1 » Jun 08 2012, 7:49pm

I change mine every 50K...but last set i didnt change until 100K benefit is a cleaner burning fuel if they are bad and give you more power if they are corroded...also can fix a miss and other sutff but if you dont know when they were changed last id change them cant hurt anything...
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Re: replacing spark plugs and wires

Postby 07BlackOps » Jun 08 2012, 7:50pm

I agree. AC Delco, Bosch, NGKs are always a good plug. And the wires get the bosch wires and make sure to get the boot grease for the wires, makes them easier to put on and take off. I believe its Dielectric grease!
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Postby Machster69 » Jun 08 2012, 7:53pm

Ac delco! Heard plenty crap on ngk... Ide avoid!
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Re: replacing spark plugs and wires

Postby 07BlackOps » Jun 08 2012, 7:56pm

I put them in my truck because the stock ones were still in when I got the truck 168k miles on them. With NGK Iridiums and new Bosch wires im seeing 4more MPG then where I was with the old plugs, I average around 17.8 and 18.5 MPG highway with my 6.0L Just my experience with them
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Postby Machster69 » Jun 08 2012, 8:05pm

How do you know delcos wouldnt have given an increase also? 4mpg is an insane increase from plugs and wires, hell any increase is crazy unless the plugs that were in it were trashed(168k ide called trashed,lol)
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Re: replacing spark plugs and wires

Postby johndeere9203 » Jun 08 2012, 8:14pm

you should change the plugs before they rust into the head lol i had this problem on my old 92 scottsdale broke 3 plugs off!!!!!!!!!!! that was not fun lol
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Re: replacing spark plugs and wires

Postby 07BlackOps » Jun 09 2012, 5:58am

Machster69 wrote:How do you know delcos wouldnt have given an increase also? 4mpg is an insane increase from plugs and wires, hell any increase is crazy unless the plugs that were in it were trashed(168k ide called trashed,lol)


Yeah I would call them trashed as well, however they gapped right when checked and they were still within the "usable" range. They were clean enough and didnt really see anything wrong with them, no fouling, no white areas the electrode was in great shape. But they were definitely tired. The wires helped too they were the original wires. But like I said after changing my plugs I saw immediate power and fuel mileage results and the truck had a strange idle shimmy, new plugs stopped that. Now just need to decipher the "tap" im hearing at idle and until about 35-40 minutes of running. When the motor is really warm it seems to go away. Not quite sure though!
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