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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:57 am 
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That's right. Don't do it.

If you are doing it, for #@*& sake get them out!

I just had yet another catastrophic engine failure, this time almost certainly caused by the Bosch Platinum +2 plugs.

After crapping in the road with the telltale hammering noise I got it dragged home. Wrench on the crank shaft confirmed that it was jammed. Backed off then jams again.

Pulled spark plugs, 1 and 2 had half of the insulator cracked off. #3 had chunks of death hammered into the end of it. The center electrode is completely gone, had departed before being impacted by what I assume is a valve.

Was running great until the instant this happened. As I learn now from a little googling the little bit of funny idling it had been doing was caused by the split insulators. If only I had yanked them out a long time ago!

And more than enough people report really poor experience any bosch platinum.


So, does anybody reasonably near Tucson Arizona need a parts car? 1996 metro base model

Luckily I am only a few weeks from the end of this hellacious chapter of life. Starting a real job with an awesome company and gonna make the broke days a lame memory.

Had hoped this box of misery could hold me over until I had a few bucks to spend though! Lol.

Sayonara Toad.
Rot in car hell.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:23 pm 
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I use Bosch on my Volkswagen, Champion on my Mopar, and Ngk on my Swift


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:16 pm 
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GreasyToad wrote:
That's right. Don't do it.

If you are doing it, for #@*& sake get them out!

I just had yet another catastrophic engine failure, this time almost certainly caused by the Bosch Platinum +2 plugs.

After crapping in the road with the telltale hammering noise I got it dragged home. Wrench on the crank shaft confirmed that it was jammed. Backed off then jams again.

Pulled spark plugs, 1 and 2 had half of the insulator cracked off. #3 had chunks of death hammered into the end of it. The center electrode is completely gone, had departed before being impacted by what I assume is a valve.

Was running great until the instant this happened. As I learn now from a little googling the little bit of funny idling it had been doing was caused by the split insulators. If only I had yanked them out a long time ago!

And more than enough people report really poor experience any bosch platinum.


So, does anybody reasonably near Tucson Arizona need a parts car? 1996 metro base model

Luckily I am only a few weeks from the end of this hellacious chapter of life. Starting a real job with an awesome company and gonna make the broke days a lame memory.

Had hoped this box of misery could hold me over until I had a few bucks to spend though! Lol.

Sayonara Toad.
Rot in car hell.


:goodpost:

You might add: "They destroy engines more quickly in the desert heat...ha!"

Lots of old posts say basically the same thing.

Thumbs up for the NGK, BTW.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:45 pm 
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an easy rule to follow... if that engine never came with that plug factory... don't run them. there are some that came factory with 2, 3 and 4 electrodes, but they were built for those plugs. if yours didn't they can cause damage and will hamper performance because in most cases the combustion chamber is not designed for them and the multi electrodes actuality shield the spark and cause a weaker ignition cycle. yes electricity will take the path of least resistance, but if there is only ONE path, that's the path it will take.

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