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Old 04-05-2010, 10:43 AM
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hey guys, i have a 96 lx civic and am planning on changing the spark plugs. so i was wondering what kinda plugs are everyone using. i was thinking about using the bosch platinum 4. what do you guys think?
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i'm running the stock ngk ones at 1.99 each, don't remember which ones though. people say don't run bosch in jap cars, don't know what the reasoning is nor do i care enough to search since ngk is readily available at autozone... but i'll let someone else chime in on that
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yea i have a toyota too and people say the same thing about the bosch plugs. but i can't see why not either. but there was bocsh plugs in her when i got her and i had it for 4 years never had any problems. i'd like to know the reasoning behind why not to use them
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:48 PM
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NGK V-power (OEM) @ $8 a set

Anything else and you're wasting your money

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Old 04-05-2010, 12:59 PM
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bosh plugs don't come ready to just buy and install, u have to adjust the gap on them... i think thats the reason why people say not to get them because when i got them my car was runnin a bit funny then i checked the gap and they weren't on the right setting. one was too closely shut and the other 3 were too open... after that i had no problems... but on my next purchase i'll try those that trust says...
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bosh plugs don't come ready to just buy and install, u have to adjust the gap on them... i think thats the reason why people say not to get them because when i got them my car was runnin a bit funny then i checked the gap and they weren't on the right setting. one was too closely shut and the other 3 were too open... after that i had no problems... but on my next purchase i'll try those that trust says...
I don't think you gap the ones that she's talking about....


How would you gap those properly? Maybe I just don't see how it would work gapping them as you would with a traditional spark plug.

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NGK V-power (OEM) @ $8 a set

Anything else and you're wasting your money
Maybe around $8-$12 (depending on what store, and state taxes), but I agree with trust. NGK V-spec for a stock car is perfect. Pick up a spark plug gapper ($1), some anti-seize ($2-3) if you don't have either of them yet. Put the anti seize on the threads of the spark plug, make sure the plugs are gapped correctly and install!

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i think the bosch plugs are 20 bucks for 2 at Canadian tire. which i guess is a waste if they aren't any better then the oem plugs. but with the electrodes exposed like that of a bosch spark plug be more likely to fire versus the traditional spark plug?
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I've got Autolite plugs in my 94 LX. It wasn't me, the previous owner did it
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oh heck i thought the OP was talkin bout regular plugs... lol. my bad!
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:50 PM
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+1 on NGK. thats what i got
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