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Old 05-11-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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NGK BKR6EIX plugs going in....

Well. Just picked up 6 NGK BKR6EIX for my 98 328i. Gonna try these out and see if it fixes my slight throttle hesitation. Currently running the Bosch 2 prongs. No probs with those until now, which is over a year.

Anyhow. If anyone has any questions I'll answer in the next day or 2.

Gotta test these puppies out...

reg $19.99/2 sale $15.99/2 at Partsource.

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Old 05-12-2007, 03:56 AM   #2
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UPdate:

Got the plugs put in tonight. SO far all is positive. My slight hesitation i was experiencing under full throttle sometimes is gone! plugs basically needed to be replaced. so I thought i'd give these a try. Car's running fine. Gotta test them out at the track still.

Also will have to see if my mileage gets a little better...

$70 maintenance job. 1hr.

BTW. I did NOT gap them as specified on the package and multiple websites. I know for my car, it's supposed to be 0.032 and measuring these NGK's, they were about 0.028 to 0.030 out of the pkg. So far, so good.

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Old 05-12-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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good stuff, im running BKR7EIX to be one step colder for the FI. it helped clear up a few idle problems.
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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Rico, those are the iridium ones, correct?

I've been running the NGK iridium ones for a little over a year now, i love them, 20K on em so far, they work just like day 1.


btw, i still owe you 25$
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:16 PM   #5
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yeah i got those in my 318is T
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:27 PM   #6
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Yup. so far all positives. city / hwy driving's nice and smooth. idles nice too. we'll see how these are in a month or 2 with possible track time included. but from all your responses, i don't think i should be disappointed.

Yes these are the iridiums.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:42 AM   #7
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Honestly, unless you want them to last a lot longer than usual, or you're running FI like above, these are useless. Plain old copper ones are better. I had these too at one point.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:20 PM   #8
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Honestly, unless you want them to last a lot longer than usual, or you're running FI like above, these are useless. Plain old copper ones are better. I had these too at one point.

tell me why copper are better? price aside.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:23 PM   #9
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tell me why copper are better? price aside.
cause copper is the best cheapest conductor of spark...
it's just wears out ....

irrid & plats just last much much longer

some car have had issues 4 prong plats ( miss firing et cetera)
but i had no issue with 2 prong plat's in my 318is.
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cause copper is the best cheapest conductor of spark...
it's just wears out ....

irrid & plats just last much much longer

some car have had issues 4 prong plats ( miss firing et cetera)
but i had no issue with 2 prong plat's in my 318is.
thanks for telling what i know, what i want to know is why its useless and plain old copper is better. i understand price, i already stated that part. there is no reason to misslead others into thinking that copper are better when they are in no way better.

and for the sake of price lets look at it this way..
-irridium plugs last more than twice as long as copper ones and platinums.

so with copper your paying for 2 sets of 6 plugs plus 2 labor fees vs 1 set of 6 irridium plugs and 1 labor fee.
the cost isnt that much different for far better performing plugs.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:39 PM   #11
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so BKR6EIX FTW then. I had these exact plugs in my 240sx a few years ago and loved them.

does CT carry these?
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Furious, I meticulously read around here and bf.c, and the consensus is that copper plugs perform best for stock motors. The only downside is they don't last.
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there's far better solutions.

gold plugs work wonders, i think rocco was telling me he used to, or wanted to use them in the racecar, but they're hella pricey.
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there's far better solutions.

gold plugs work wonders, i think rocco was telling me he used to, or wanted to use them in the racecar, but they're hella pricey.


I use Ruby plugs but only on Tuesdays.
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