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Old 10-28-2002, 06:22 PM
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I think I've chosen the correct forum. What's everyone favorite sparkplug. These little talked about devices seem to go unnoticed in many discussion topics. Which one works best for you and why? I have always used AC Delco R44TS unless Header clearances say I can't. Which brand has the most anti-fouling characteristics?

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Old 10-28-2002, 07:43 PM
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I use several types of plugs with good results, but as a Ford guy I prefer Motorcraft. There are a few that I won't use, first is Champion...long standing dislike, the only plugs I've ever had the case break on removal and they seem to not last as long. The second are split-fire...too much hype and a poor insulator design, the ribs on insulators are to add an extra resistance to stop spark tracking, the split fires look like they use an insulator of the 1920's and they are overpriced.
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Old 10-28-2002, 09:25 PM
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Ford used Champion plugs in all his cars, trucks, and airplanes from the beginning of his auto production until, if memory serves, they started using Motorcraft plugs made by Champion. This name change was due to the predominant marketing theory that every make should have it's own brand name.
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Old 10-28-2002, 10:19 PM
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I prefer AcDelco plugs, when I had my Malibu Wagon I ran Accel shorty header plugs...works great with headers
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Old 10-29-2002, 01:40 AM
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Autolite they have so many heat ranges, And ACs the MR Type Made for the newer Mercruisers they are just as short as the Accel shortys and a lot cheaper and they don't rust, though just a few heat ranges about the same as Accel
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Iv used most every plug possible, but I like NGK plugs the best. They seem to be a long lasting plug.
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Old 10-29-2002, 03:59 AM
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I like AC Delco`s, had great service out of them, also used NGK`s, another great plug that game me great service. Bosch Platinums also gave me great service, and the longest lasting service yet.
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Old 10-29-2002, 03:45 PM
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I agree with DoubleVision I use the Bosch plus 4's
they haven't gave me any problem yet. Some ingitions dont like platinum plugs, They do have a good warrenty on them, they should for the price.
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I too have had great luck with NGK on any jap cars I've ever worked on. And if I can't get AC Delco plugs for a GM or Motorcraft for a Ford my next choice would be Autolite. Mopars come with Champions in them but I still replace them with Autolites. I would like to see some paperwork on the Motorcraft plugs being made by Champion. Ford may have used Champion and maybe the early Motorcraft plugs were Champion but I have a hard time believing that they still are. I also have seen Champion plugs break coming out quite a few times but in the six years I worked at a Ford dealership before moving out of Jersey I don't think I saw one Motorcraft plug break.

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Old 10-30-2002, 11:47 AM
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Hey Roy63, you have on application code you use? My local parts warehouse has to Know what to look up.
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Old 10-30-2002, 03:50 PM
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without a doubt!!! for some unGodly reason the ONLY plug to run in a small block chevy is a freakin AUTOLITE!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! <img src="graemlins/pain.gif" border="0" alt="[pain]" /> <img src="graemlins/spank.gif" border="0" alt="[spank]" />

and just as doubt-less is the fact that champions aint worth a stinkin #$%* in one.
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If it'll spark, it'll work

Naw, i stick to NGK.

I'd rather use miss matched plugs than to use MotorCrap or Champion.
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I like the Bosch Platinum or the Accel Shorty plugs. They work good if you have headers.
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