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Upgrade spark plug?

Postby johnj » Thu 22.08.2019, 20:00

Is it worth upgrading spark plugs to platinum or iridium?
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 02.01.2020, 20:08

Not sure, but I've just grabbed a set of Denso IK20TT iridiums from Opie Oils via Amazon for a very reasonable £36.30.

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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 02.01.2020, 20:32

Amazon order cancelled. Let's try the even more reasonable FleaBay specials for £25.50.
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Saltire » Thu 02.01.2020, 21:58

GeoffSmith wrote:Amazon order cancelled. Let's try the even more reasonable FleaBay specials for £25.50.


Well spotted, Geoff - I’ve just ordered as well, along with a couple of NGK coil packs. Trying to get some Kingsborne plug leads, but their website’s a nightmare for non US buyers.
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 02.01.2020, 22:14

Saltire wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:Amazon order cancelled. Let's try the even more reasonable FleaBay specials for £25.50.


Well spotted, Geoff - I’ve just ordered as well, along with a couple of NGK coil packs. Trying to get some Kingsborne plug leads, but their website’s a nightmare for non US buyers.


They're about 10 miles away from Tiger Doug. Drop him a message if you are having a problem. Tell him I sent you. Better still, maybe best not to tell him I sent you. :lol:
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Saltire » Thu 02.01.2020, 23:55

OK, thanks, I’ll see if they reply to my overnight email.
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 08.01.2020, 14:22

GeoffSmith wrote:I was sucked in by the engineering and sales pitch!

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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Saltire » Wed 08.01.2020, 16:30

Mine arrived yesterday. Red Kingsborne leads in the way. For future reference for anyone who’s considering the same leads, I Spoke to Kris Richter - very helpful chap.
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby TrevorB » Wed 08.01.2020, 16:31

On ebay it gives you the option to check if it fits your vehicle. When I went through that process it told me it's not suitable
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Saltire » Wed 08.01.2020, 16:40

Hi Trevor

I’ve never found the eBay “Does it fir your vehicle?” tool to be anything other than patchy. All I can tell you is that the Kingsborne web site lists our car, they knew about it when I spoke to them, they were made to order, and BCN in Charlotte told me in passing that he has a set to fit to his car.

I’ll let you know what happens when they arrive!!
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 08.01.2020, 17:51

To be accurate, I told Jonathan I have a set of blue 7mm Kingsborne ignition cables. I still use BKR6E plugs (gapped correctly).

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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Rambo » Wed 08.01.2020, 20:34

GeoffSmith wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:I was sucked in by the engineering and sales pitch!

Sex on a stick!

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Is that the right gap Geoff ? You're not boasting again are you :twisted:
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Saltire » Wed 08.01.2020, 20:41

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:To be accurate, I told Jonathan I have a set of blue 7mm Kingsborne ignition cables. I still use BKR6E plugs (gapped correctly).

Look at the WikiLEC!


Quite right, John. Apologies if I implied otherwise :oops:
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Re: Upgrade spark plug?

Postby Simon_P » Thu 09.01.2020, 00:24

johnj wrote:Is it worth upgrading spark plugs to platinum or iridium?

In a word no!
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