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Old December 13th, 2005, 07:07 PM
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Spark plug recommendations

The guy at the dealership suggested Bosch. I have seen some posts about problems with the Platinum...any other suggestions?

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Old December 13th, 2005, 07:23 PM
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Hey Tom: I put in the Bosch 4 prong (sorry I don't know the terminology) but they work awesome, I really noticed a difference and I'm one to be hesitant when it comes to things like that. Nonetheless, great plug took me like 20 min to put in. Also, I recommend the MSD wires. gh
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Old December 13th, 2005, 07:46 PM
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I like NGK V-Power....good cheap basic plug that always works well. The only Bosch I would use would be the basic copper core plug...no wierd stuff.
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I would use the same plug rover does. I have found so many bad platinum and split fire plugs, that people wast there money on. Good plug wires are a very good upgrade. Use factory cap and rotor as well. I have found a lot of bad cheap aftermarkt caps and rotors, the cheap rotors seem to mess up and cause missfires and hard or no start.
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NGK or Stock Land Rover which is Champion. I have never been impressed with anything BOSCH.

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The guy at the dealership suggested Bosch. I have seen some posts about problems with the Platinum...any other suggestions?

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If it was Ken Parker who told you that (Land Rover Austin) .. I am going to have to give him a ring. He knows better than that! Basic BOSCH are *ok* IMHO, the really cheap/basic ones (.99 each). I would stay away from anything Platinum!
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I have never been impressed with anything BOSCH.
You have obviously not tried the Bosch washer and dryer.

I can wash my clothes with as little as 1.4 gal of water (full cycle) and the total annual electricity usage is about 1/4 of the average washer+dryer.

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You have obviously not tried the Bosch washer and dryer.

I can wash my clothes with as little as 1.4 gal of water (full cycle) and the total annual electricity usage is about 1/4 of the average washer+dryer.

(Sorry for the threadjacking. I couldn't resist.)
LOL! That was funny...OK let me re-word: BOSCH Automotive Products!
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I like the NGKs! Forget the exapesive Bosch plugs, anything that is platinum coated (or whatever it is) cannot be cleaned as the coating will be cleaned off the plug and then they become pretty much junk.

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LOL! That was funny...OK let me re-word: BOSCH Automotive Products!
Umm, isn't the computer running your engine a BOSCH!
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Rover Chic, the guy at the Austin dealership was a hispanic guy who I have seen there plenty. I forget his name, but I think he may be the manager of the parts department. Sounds like NGK might be the way to go.
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Where do yall buy your plugs? the local part store?
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Anyone else run Champion Truck Plugs #4404? I run these in my Defender and Series vehicles and have had very good luck with them.

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Umm, isn't the computer running your engine a BOSCH!
Thank you for proving my point! LOL! I went through 7 Re-Man Bosch Alternators on my D1. It got to the point that I was able to swap it out in the parking lot at NAPA in less than 8 minutes in the freezing rain.

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Thank you for proving my point! LOL! I went through 7 Re-Man Bosch Alternators on my D1. It got to the point that I was able to swap it out in the parking lot at NAPA in less than 8 minutes in the freezing rain.

Seven! WOW lol, I think I would have been on the look out for something different after 3. I run an Autozone Alt on the 4.0 with no problmems so far, but it only has about 1500 miles on it Don't you love working on your rover when the weather is crappy out!
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NGK Iridium spark plugs are the best i think, expensive though

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What are they plugs suppose to be torqued to and also what anti sieze do you use on them? thanks
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I don't remember the tork, but do the oil filter trick, screw in until it is tight, then an extra 1/4 to 1/2 turn to snug up.

Prestone and Loctite make Anti Seize,

http://68.72.74.113/Lubricants.htm

I think someone may even make anti seize for spark plugs. I would just run down to the auto parts store and get whatever they have.
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What are they plugs suppose to be torqued to and also what anti sieze do you use on them? thanks
I actually have never used anit-sieze with Spark Plugs. Do you really need to?
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I actually have never used anit-sieze with Spark Plugs. Do you really need to?
It helps to keep from stripping the threads. Specially when things get overtightened!
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thanks we have a copper based anti seize we use on our drills rods I might use some of that then
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