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 Post subject: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:54 pm 
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Hi all, a bit of history. All mileage is in kilometres

April 2016 142,146 KLM’s full service with Iridium spark plugs

June 2017 146,299 Klm’s full service no plugs

July 2017 147,010 KLM’s plugs cleaned and checked and some other jobs.

As you see from my mileage it’s dropped right down, present mileage is 149,000 KLM‘s service due in June or July should be on about 150,000 KLM’s. The plugs would have done 8000 KLM’s,
Do you think it’s worth me changing them. The car starts and runs perfectly, money is not a big problem on eBay about €26.00
Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:54 pm 
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For me, I wouldn't bother as for Iridiums that mileage looks bit low, should be good for double that. They are quality plug so should last.

See your point though, for years I changed spark plugs every year, but last 5 years or so due to less mileage I changed every 2 years in our cars, even the basic 'copper' plugs and had no issues. Our 107 had same plugs for 4/5 years cos it just doesn't do the mileage and has iridiums and it been fine.


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 Post subject: Re: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:15 am 
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Yes one gets into a habit, always use top quality air filter and A/C filter last year it was white.

Must use Mann oil filter though won’t break that habit.
Thanks l pull the plugs check and slip them again.
Just bought a bargain l think this company was sold out last time. Only cost €14.50 inc DHL post
don’t need it yet though. Wiper blade


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 Post subject: Re: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:53 am 
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Yep same here, though I always change oil + oil filter every year, regardless of mileage, usually air filter as well but like you say mine usually very clean. I always buy manufacturer oil filter for all our cars, ok bit more expensive, but not much. Are the Mann oil filters good, seen them here, but never used one yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:11 am 
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don't touch the plugs... iridium ones are made to last up to 100.000 kms. And don't try and clean them, you're going to ruin them. They were invented to last with zero maintenance.

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 Post subject: Re: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:48 pm 
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No need to change the plugs. Only reason I change mine every year is my car burns oil. 3x KH20tt plugs only costs £6.50 so just change them at my spring service before my MOT. Autumn service is just oil and filter and a quick check over the car.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:00 pm 
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Mann filters are good, I used them a couple of times and they seem to have a good rep.

I fitted normal plugs to mine, and changed them every 20k. Never had an iridium plug. If yours burns oil at a decent rate it’ll go through plugs too, if my Mrs’ Meriva is anything to go by.


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 Post subject: Re: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:27 pm 
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I remove the plugs to measure the gap again habit really, clean and slip the threads.
Need to be sure that they are secure. Buy the way l only use the single pin ones, the 4 pin jobs
gave the engine really strange behaviour, idling up and down.
Power loss, and with the A/C on the power shot down even at 70/80MPH.

They looked pretty though!!!


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 Post subject: Re: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:37 pm 
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to check plugs' gap is a thing of the past... and again never do that on iridium plugs, or you'll break them. They are expensive because are maintenance free... just plug and forget them :-)

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RL

EDIT: unless your engine uses oil and fouls plugs


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 Post subject: Re: New plugs or not?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:42 am 
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Hi sorry to disagree, Bosch only only €20.40 ish for 3
Easy to check without damaging them in option been doing it a while now.
Don’t use grit paper though. Nothing is fit and forget in my mind.
K


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