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Copper spark plug question #4473468
07/28/17 10:07 PM
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How often should i replace NGK copper spark plugs?
Thank you :-)

Last edited by Nissan101; 07/28/17 10:12 PM.

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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: Nissan101] #4473472
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I believe that most applications with copper plugs call for replacement at 30k


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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: Nissan101] #4473474
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I have found the energy of the ignition system plays a bigger role than mileage. I have had some go 50,000 miles.

An MSD ignition system will wear them out faster... but because of the high amperage (which causes the wear in the first place) they'll keep firing well long after the gap has exceeded .080"


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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: Nissan101] #4473477
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true - I've run copper plugs up to 45k with no problems; but generally the mfr specs 30k. I'm thinking that with the MSD the issue is not only higher voltage but also the fact that the MSD ignition fires multiple times per event; at least below 3000 rpm or something like that.

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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: Nissan101] #4473482
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Check em first, assess their wear, make decision


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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: Nissan101] #4473493
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Why run them a long time?

They are $5/each.

Vehicles run better with new plugs.

Good choice running NGK.


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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: Nissan101] #4473508
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I may not have run the NGK plugs (original and 1st replacement set) much beyond the recommended 30K in my Mazda, but later I ran equivalent Champion copper ones well over 100K with no problems, meaning no detectable improvement in power or fuel economy when I finally replaced them. I did clean and regap them a couple of times. I suspect the NGKs could've done the same, if I'd given them a chance.


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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: ArcticDriver] #4473509
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Why run them a long time?
They are $5/each.


5 dollars each for copper plugs?
where are you getting ripped off at?


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Re: Copper spark plug question [Re: Nissan101] #4473535
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Why copper? Platinum or iridium are usually best.

What application and what is OEM?

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Re: Copper spark plug question [Re: Nissan101] #4473562
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What is a copper spark plug? Do you mean copper core? Almost all plugs have a copper core to aid in heat removal.



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Originally Posted By: Rand
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Why run them a long time?
They are $5/each.


5 dollars each for copper plugs?
where are you getting ripped off at?


laugh

Exactly !


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Re: Copper spark plug question [Re: Nissan101] #4473583
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Its normal v power spark plugs.


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Re: Copper spark plug question [Re: user52165] #4473584
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OEM is copper.


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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: ArcticDriver] #4473598
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Originally Posted By: Rand
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Why run them a long time?
They are $5/each.


5 dollars each for copper plugs?
where are you getting ripped off at?


laugh

Exactly !


Still cheaper then ignition coil...wich can fail prematurely if it has to cope with worn out plugs for too long...


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Re: Copper spark plug questions [Re: Nissan101] #4473631
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Chrysler sold millions of new gen 5.7 Hemis with cheap conventional plugs and a 30k replacement schedule.

Yet the 6.1 liter SRT engine shipped with top of the line NGK Iridiums despite having the exact same ignition setup. recommended interval? 105k miles. Newer model 5.7s like our 14 RAM have iridiums now.

Just changed the plugs out in a service van here, GM 6.0 engine. Almost no wear despite 113k miles and over 2500 hours of stationary operations.

We have run them over 200k miles before with only one coil replaced ever, so I guess the coils are not guaranteed to fail...


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