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    Default E3 spark plugs

    Anybody switched to running any of these? Just wondering if they're any better than the regular old plugs.


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    eh....what i usually do is run the regular ngk's in the correct heat range as they are super easy to read, then when everything is jetted and perfect I'll go to the same heat range or 1 colder in the Iridium plug. started doing this on the boosted and na snow machine 2 strokes and they really liked it and the plugs lived quite a while, and as I dont like messin with plugs on my lake boat figured WTF (they are also the only plug we ever run in the turbo Porsche stuff at high boost, 28 psi +++)

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    Yea I've always preferred the NGK's. I figure the hype is all in advertising to sell them.


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    Us drag boat guys are waiting for our free plugs. We ordered them in May I think. I would try them for free.
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    Default Here you go.

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    Jeff Miller put a set in his hydro and won a race. Plugs can be the only explanation. ROFL.
    Just bustin his balls, he is quickly becoming a bad ass racer again.
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    Anything in the way of the expanding flame kernel (extra electrodes or other crap)acts to retard the timing. If you are running too much timing/not enough octane they will help, but only then. If your timing was correct and you advance it to run any gimmick plugs, you are doing more "negative work" on the compression stroke because you have to compress the expanding flame kernel more because you had to start it burning earlier too. Electricity always takes the path of least resistance, no matter how many electrodes, you only get one spark, unless you have an MSD or similar ignition box. Platinum or Iridium small wire plugs are designed to lower the required voltage to fire, that makes less HP in our world (because the flame kernel starts out smaller), but the factories use them because of the 50,000 mile smog requirements only. A reliable spark every time at less HP helps the smog test, whereas the smog test doesn't care about HP. If the engine was tuned/timed from the factory to use the fine wire plugs at the factory settings, and then they are replaced with conventional plugs, the effective timing will increase and detonation, and/or octane requirements will change. Use Champion or NGK plugs if you KNOW how to read them, or are willing to take the time to learn it. Champions are harder for newbies to use because their tolerable heat range is narrower, that makes learning to read them even tougher. The aforementioned post is based on my opinion only. Your results may vary. TIMINATOR
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    Like in the thread I offered up there, I would not put in my $.02 unless I had personal experience with them. They were literally the "magic ticket" for the application I used them in. So yes, they do work in CERTAIN applications.
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    E3's day is coming. sooner or later, they will end up here. They all do. Same with most oil additives.


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    I was just wondering because my motor is 13-13.5:1 compression with a Richard O'malley 300 shot plate and full msd ignition and timing retard. Might throw some in the old Hemi in my truck, it's about due for a tuneup.


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    "If you are running too much timing or not enough octane, they will help, but only then". HMMMMM... Also what GN7 said Times 2! The only other situation that they will work in that I have found, is when you run too hot of a plug with nitrous and the side electrode glows red causing pre-ignition, those plugs with all of the the big side electrodes act like a heat sink to cool the electrodes. They will still kill power, PROPER cure is side gap the electrodes, or buy a non-projected plug. Read Champions liturature in their catalogue: a projected nose plug will reduce emissions, reduce the need for as much timing, and create more power, but not if you have the wrong plug application and cause preignition.
    Snake oil is still snake oil, but it is powerful enough to sell gimmick sparkplugs, fuel line magnets, and get a no experience, smooth talker elected to the highest position in the world. On the same note: remember what I posted prior to the election about the farmer and his "post turtle" comment? When asked what he thought about the democrats choice, he replied: He's a "post turtle". He explained that: "if you come across a turtle settin atop a fence post, its a "post turtle". "He had help gettin where he is, cause he couldn't do it by himself, nobody will admit to putting him there, and now that he's there, he don't have any idea what to do about it". Buy whatever plugs you like. TIMINATOR
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