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Discuss iridium plugs any good? in the alt.autos.subaru forum at Car Dealer Forums; "Pumps" <brianmccloskey@shaw.caw> wrote in message news:TYw%h.163772$6m4.100766@pd7urf1no... > It's time to change the plugs on my ...
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    M.J.
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    Default Re: iridium plugs any good?


    "Pumps" <brianmccloskey@shaw.caw> wrote in message
    news:TYw%h.163772$6m4.100766@pd7urf1no...
    > It's time to change the plugs on my 03 legacy GT.
    > Anybody have any experience with the iridium plugs? Are they worth the
    > money or is this a gimmick?


    No gimmick, they worked for me, but it depends on
    what type of plugs where in the engine before. I put
    Iridium NGK at 30k into my '00 Impreza 2.2L at they
    made a huge difference. The engine runs much smoother.
    Subaru put cheap Champions in my car so changing to
    NGK Iridiums made a very big difference.

    I didn't notice any fuel savings but there may be some,
    just not easily noticeable. At 10 cents a tank in savings
    they would pay for themselves (assuming +/-65k change
    interval). They may last longer. Biggest saving is in labor.
    Subaru plugs are not that easy to change, so not having
    to change every 30k is great in itself.

    M.J.



    > Thanks in advance!
    > Brian
    >




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    AS
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    Default Re: iridium plugs any good?

    Iridiums from studies I read, are the best, even than platinum. They
    are cheaper and last longer and allow for more intense spark.

    The only problem was welding the electrode during manufacturing, but
    obviously they have solved the hurdles.

    Good luck!

    Pumps wrote:

    > It's time to change the plugs on my 03 legacy GT.
    > Anybody have any experience with the iridium plugs? Are they worth the money
    > or is this a gimmick?
    > Thanks in advance!
    > Brian
    >
    >


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    jax0r@jax0r.com
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    Default Re: iridium plugs any good?

    Hi Brian,

    With NA cars spark plugs are no big deal, often replacing with OEM
    plugs will deliver best results.

    In your case (turbo), plug material does play a big role in the cars
    performance.

    I have not done a great deal of research on the matter as I am an NA
    owner (soon to be EJ20t - my liberty is being converted) but from what
    I have read Iridium plugs are longer lasting and provide decent
    performance.

    A quick google search should provide you with enough information - let
    me know how you go, or if you need more assistance I will be glad to
    help you out.

    Regards,

    Dylan

    On Mon, 07 May 2007 03:23:31 GMT, "Pumps" <brianmccloskey@shaw.caw>
    wrote:

    >It's time to change the plugs on my 03 legacy GT.
    >Anybody have any experience with the iridium plugs? Are they worth the money
    >or is this a gimmick?
    >Thanks in advance!
    >Brian
    >


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    jax0r@jax0r.com
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    Default Re: iridium plugs any good? - DSC00295.JPG (0/1)

    Oh, I forgot to mention I am in Australia, hence the 'Liberty' :-)

    I've attached a pic of my car - a 1998 Limited Edition (Bilstein
    Edition) Subaru Liberty RX (Gen 2, 2.5L).

    http://www.jax0r.com/?q=node/12 for information on my conversion!

    On Tue, 08 May 2007 22:50:11 +1000, jax0r@jax0r.com wrote:

    >Hi Brian,
    >
    >With NA cars spark plugs are no big deal, often replacing with OEM
    >plugs will deliver best results.
    >
    >In your case (turbo), plug material does play a big role in the cars
    >performance.
    >
    >I have not done a great deal of research on the matter as I am an NA
    >owner (soon to be EJ20t - my liberty is being converted) but from what
    >I have read Iridium plugs are longer lasting and provide decent
    >performance.
    >
    >A quick google search should provide you with enough information - let
    >me know how you go, or if you need more assistance I will be glad to
    >help you out.
    >
    >Regards,
    >
    >Dylan
    >
    >On Mon, 07 May 2007 03:23:31 GMT, "Pumps" <brianmccloskey@shaw.caw>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>It's time to change the plugs on my 03 legacy GT.
    >>Anybody have any experience with the iridium plugs? Are they worth the money
    >>or is this a gimmick?
    >>Thanks in advance!
    >>Brian
    >>


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