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ugly plug photos #5424118 05/08/20 01:44 PM
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Figured some of you may want to see the plugs from an 18 Chevy Express 3500 with the 6.0.

40k miles!

Unbelievably short lived, these were OEM the truck is one year old.

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Re: ugly plug photos [Re: SteveSRT8] #5424122 05/08/20 01:47 PM
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at least 4 plugs have no visible electrode, was the van running poorly?


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Re: ugly plug photos [Re: SteveSRT8] #5424129 05/08/20 01:53 PM
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Are those copper plugs?


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Re: ugly plug photos [Re: Barkleymut] #5424142 05/08/20 02:04 PM
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The van had a tiny stumble as it locked the converter in the upper gears. Ran and started excellent. FIVE worn to nuttin'!

These are factory AC/Delco fine wire iridiums. In our other 6.0 powered trucks they last well past their scheduled interval of 100k miles!

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Re: ugly plug photos [Re: SteveSRT8] #5424151 05/08/20 02:21 PM
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may want to examine the driving habits of the guy that drove that truck the most. Was he letting it idle overnight? Taking the Express to the dragstrip? :P


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Re: ugly plug photos [Re: SteveSRT8] #5424214 05/08/20 04:00 PM
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What did you replace them with? NGK makes a ruthenium spark plug for your 2018 Express

Re: ugly plug photos [Re: SteveSRT8] #5424243 05/08/20 04:43 PM
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How long did it take to change them out. I have a 2014 Express with the 6.0l and 30k on it. I cant see most of the plugs and the dog house wont come loose. It a Class C RV.

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I'm guessing they had a lot of idle time?


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Re: ugly plug photos [Re: SteveSRT8] #5424316 05/08/20 07:11 PM
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Next time try to take a photo closer to the business end.
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Re: ugly plug photos [Re: SteveSRT8] #5424341 05/08/20 08:21 PM
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The good news is, if you buy the AC Delco replacement iridium plugs from AAP/Advance Auto, they have a SEVEN YEAR warranty on them, which would cover this disappearing electrode issue (which I have no idea what could cause it).


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Don't these vans have a PTO? Is the high idle working correctly?


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Throw in a set of these!

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Originally Posted by Propflux01
Throw in a set of these!

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Dumco? LOL


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Originally Posted by dishdude


Dumco? LOL


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Holy cow! Those plugs are remanufactured.

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