IMO Lodge plugs are too expensive but worse, seemingly have a greater tendency to foul unless your car is running "perfect." Point #2 - I wouldn't run Bosch plugs in my lawnmower . 3rd, why would you want anything other than NGK's
I run the 7's after the "Golden" Lodges that were in the car (when I bought it) fouled and the car wouldn't start (fortunitely it was in my driveway)>I now use NGK B6ES in my GTV....
The Jeep forum. We don't like 'em overthere either. Not my vehicle (thank Gaud)****, what were those pulled out of, a sunken boat?
The 2HL is what Alfa recommended in the 69 owners manual too. When did they switch to the HL?but theyre J-style , i thought that is to be avoided.
it seems like Lodge was the only quad-point design of its time, perhaps its where bosch even got the idea.
I have a theory that they are compatible and run better with the motronic spiders. and since Lodge are the same price , seems smart to get the newer design.
the idea that from 70~89 needed a cooler plug like the 2HL is indicative of something odd, thats for sure. but motronics are pretty different.
Then I'll certainly make sure never to use themNGK Iridiums are what I prefer.
LOL, glad to help out!Then I'll certainly make sure never to use them
Only because I keep my speeds under 135 mph and I know they kick in at 136LOL, glad to help out!
This is how they kick in on NON-Alfa cars...Only because I keep my speeds under 135 mph and I know they kick in at 136
I haven't used the IR Fusion, so I don't know, but I do know Bosch is a good company, having spent years running and maintaining a Bosch H&K GFK1500 pharmaceutical encapsulation machine, they are a good company! You are correct, those plugs wouldn't look like that on a good running engine, with good fuel, compression rings that aren't leaking and valve seals that aren't leaking along with the head gasket.my other two vehicles are Jeeps and i use bosch platinums and they never looked like that.
those plugs came from a jeep with head issues.
plug fouling reflects the running of a carbeurated engines other components not the plug. all plugs foul in bad conditions.
Lodge was obviously chosen for its totally different four-point design for their omni-directional orientation and low-profile. until 1999 when the +4 came out, (only the Bosch Super plug had four points prior to that and they were bulky and like 4 J-points. nothing like the low-profile design of the +4 and IR Fusions)
and theyre Bosch. the guys who make every single other ignition component in the OEM setup. i dunno...i want to trust them...
Silicone spray will keep most wires and hoses nice and shiny. Why didn't you just use the MSD 8.5mm sparkplug wires?well im putting my money where my mouth is. at 3pm, my autoparts store will have my IR Fusions and at 5pm, UPS will drop off my premium wires from centerline. i also have a fresh cap and rotor from bosch. lets see how it goes.
anyone have any tips about these premium wires? do i still use Dielectic grease for these metallic resistor boots? what can someboy apply to them to keep them shiny? ive seen them oxidate and look ugly.
anyone have any tips about these premium wires?