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post #1 of 16 Old 12-19-2006, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Spark Plugs

On my way to work I stopped into the Honda dealer to price some new spark plugs for my 2003 accord coupe I-4. The parts guy shot me a price of $16.83
per plug (NGK Platinum), I looked but didn't see a Crack Pipe on the counter!
Is this for real, or what do you guys use and where should I buy a set of plugs for my accord.
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try here http://ngk.com/results_app.asp?AAIA=1415629

or try ebay.
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Or if you don't mind changing them more frequently, you might see which NGK v-power (copper) plug is spec'd. I'm replacing mine at 30k-40K in my '01 for about $2 a plug.

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I heard copper plugs give better sparks too but the changing it every 30k miles is what kills it
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I heard copper plugs give better sparks too but the changing it every 30k miles is what kills it
Yeah but copper plugs are only $2 each, and 30K miles is a long time to me (2-3 years)
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I-4 engine plugs are really easy to access, so changing them is just a 15-20 minute task. Just one of the many advantages of a 4cyl, now if they would just locate the oil filter up front.....

Silver Bullit...the original NGK plats are very long lived, I replaced mine at 102K and at that time the plug gap was still in spec and the plug condition was perfect. If you're not experiencing drivability issues or mpg concerns, you may not need to replace them. How many miles on your vehicle?

Maybe just pull one or two and check the gap and condition, then if all is good, pop them back in, unless they're already at very high mileages. I still have my originals in my emergency parts kit.

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I,ve got 108K on the original plugs, it drives fine and the milage with winter blends here in Colorado still getting 30-32 hwy mpg.
So I may do as you say give them a quick check and see what they look like.
Thanks for all the information.
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I'll venture to say the gap will be fine but, at 108K, you've gotten your value from these plugs.

Your call here, when you remove them for inspection, you might just want to replace them.

At 108K you've bettered my 102K, has anyone gone longer on the original Plats?

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Resurrection: Spark plug life - - -

124,000 on the factory originals......... I'm not alone here.

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I went 145k miles on my original plats. No issues even then, just decided it was time. Replaced them with Vpower.

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I'm thinking of changing mine, I'm at 114k miles right now.

Just to be sure, I don't need to put any anti-seize or anything like that on it, right? Just take them out and put the new ones in?

How about wires? I think I read something about there aren't any spark plug wires, just a coil pack. I'm not really familiar with this.

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What do you gap the cooper plugs at...the same as irdium???
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I went 145k miles on my original plats. No issues even then, just decided it was time. Replaced them with Vpower.
ne, with 145k on your platinum plugs without issues, perhaps with my Iridiums I'm good until 150k. Beyond that, I'm not really sure. Any feedback here sure appreciated by this sailor.

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I'm in the same spot as you EZ. I got 150K on my plugs and I am still getting 27 mpg out of my V6. I should prolly replace them tho...

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I bought a set of factory plugs for my 02 Accord, 4 cyc on e-bay for less than $15.00 with shipping.
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