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Ok, i know there are probably a milllion posts about spark plugs. But i cant get the darn search feature to work. And i dont want to sift through all the posts. I just wanted to know what plugs you guys think are the best. I've herd NKG, but which type? Also, what plugs should i avoid? There the ones with the 2 tips. BTW, they suck. Just wanted to hear from experience before i replace them.
 

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NGK or Denso are the best plugs IMO to go with, as far as which plug to to with, what motor do you have?
 

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NGK regular or V groove spark plugs are the best. They have big flash points and really do the job. Platinium type plugs might last longer but look at them, they have small flash points and that can cause problems with erratic idle, etc. I have had regular NGK plugs last 75000 miles in several different engines. I just pull them every 25k, inspect them and regap them.
 

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I just bought my NGK Vpower from autozone for like $2.50 each, great price and pregapped, They say to just stick with OEM or copper or something that the engine was made for. The platinums are exactly what Slicktop said...The guy at autozone says the same thing. Why spend the extra bucks? They work just the same. Does anyone know the torque for it?
 

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NGK V power is all ive ever used.

interestingly, you cannot get the colder plugs from even an NGK distributor, you have to get it thru the dealer. but you only need the stock spec. i was looking for the colder plugs when i was racing and it wasnt necessary.
 

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crxken said:
I just bought my NGK Vpower from autozone for like $2.50 each, great price and pregapped, They say to just stick with OEM or copper or something that the engine was made for. The platinums are exactly what Slicktop said...The guy at autozone says the same thing. Why spend the extra bucks? They work just the same. Does anyone know the torque for it?
Assuming a D-Series motor....13ft. lbs. of torque.
 

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cool thanks, i started to install them, but end up finding oil on one of my plugs. It was on the #2 spark plug (2nd closest to the distributor). So i ended up taking all of them out b/c my brother said I might have a blown head gasket and that I should get it replaced. And while i'm at it, I should replace timing belt, water pump, and other stuff That I dont know about. :(
 

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Oic, So it should be an easy fix right? just replace the gasket on the valve cover? And sorry for me asking, but what is the rocker assembly and oring seals?

And thanks Century for clearing that up for me :)b
 

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I got some at Advance a few months ago. He had some, but the guy said that the V-Power plugs were starting to get hard to find. Dunno if they are phasing them out for something else or what.
 

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crxken said:
@tyson

Oic, So it should be an easy fix right? just replace the gasket on the valve cover? And sorry for me asking, but what is the rocker assembly and oring seals?

And thanks Century for clearing that up for me :)b
Pick up a Fel-Pro valve cover gasket set, comes with all the seals you need. the spark plug seals are just rings that pop in from the inside of the valve cover and are included in the kit
 

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I picked one up for my HF at Autozone a few months ago - they had it in stock for around $30. Just be sure to get the one with the spark plug seals (the one without them is cheaper).
 

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i just got them and plan on doing them....right now! haha nah, gotta study. but first thing tomorrow morning. I think I'll take off my timing belt cover while i'm at it and inspect my belt :)b

Q: Before putting the new gasket on, Do i have to clean the inside of the valve cover and remove all the oil on it, etc? And I heard you have to add something like RTF? to the corners?
 

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Definitely clean the inside of the valve cover and also you will need to apply a gasket sealer to the cam cutouts. Scrape as much of the old gaskets off as you can.

This link is a half ass walkthrough on how to do the whole job... do everything in this video only don't cut the corners like she did.


enjoy.
 

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There's actually 2 sets of spark plug gaskets. The more common one to fix is up top and you can get those with a valve cover gasket...other set is under the valve train...

This may help...
 
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