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That is kind of what I have been finding on the net. Just trying to figure out why I seem to have a loss of performance. Had the injectors cleaned. Thought maybe it could be a fuel filter. Guess I will keep searching the web for other ideas.
Thanks for your help!
^^^^+!. Plugs are rated for change every 30kmi. that is the biggest loss of power that people have reported as well as mileage. Don't go all out on Platinum plugs. Stockers are basic copper. That's all you want and need. If you aren't sure if they have been changed, then they probably haven't and I would assume just change them. Also, get some Lucas Fuel Injector cleaner and pour that in your gas tank. It's superb stuff!
well ive got a pump sitting out in the shop with your name on it.
Dog, what plugs do you recommend?
Really, any copper plug will do. Copper is a great conductor so it's tough to screw the plugs up....lol Just make sure it's a plug thta fits your engine.
I ran strictly NGK coppers on my Mustang, but I had that custom tuned and you never want to change a plug once your properly tuned. Many guys ran Autolites and got the same results. With that said, There's nothing wrong with going NGK, Autolite or any major brand basic copper plug that costs $2.
I wouldn't get any Platinum tipped plugs or Iridium plugs. Going against manufacturer recomendations can cause problems. Without getting into too much depth. All 3 plugs burn differently. Well, they react differently in different situations to put it better. There'a a reason
1. yes because they are cheap.
2. copper provide a better spark with a smaller gap which allows less voltage to be sent to the plugs. being that Chrysler uses 16plugs means a lot of voltage is to be needed to fire all the plugs. Little is better in this case.
If you do decide to go with any Platinum plugs(generate less spark for the same gap because of materials that last longer or get splitfire plugs or whatever the case may be), THE GAP must be opened up more than the reccomended plug gap by the factory. So if the gap is suppose to be .044" A platinum plug should be run at .050-.052" to maintain the same spark as a copper. This doesn't mean that the vehicle can handle the higher voltage so that there isn't any spark blowout(blowout is when revving at higher rpms, there isn't enough voltage to keep the plug firing. Most cases this mean the gap is too large and needs to be reduced) Spark blowout is common in FI applications due to the higher pressures.
If you've heard the term, wider gap runs hotter??? That means more voltage is runing to the plug because of the gap. So essentially, a Platinum plug requires more voltage(wider gap) to make the same power as a copper plug.
Champion is the reccommended plug for Dodge/Chrysler Apps, but it's just the same as NGK or autolites IMO.