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<3Quattro
09-12-2007, 06:34 PM
What should I have my spark plugs gapped to running a gt2x turbo and ko04 pc16 software. I read some where .28 or somthing, does that sound right? And does it really make any difference. Thanks.

<3Quattro
09-12-2007, 07:54 PM
nothing eh?

aytheory
09-12-2007, 07:58 PM
want as wide as possibly can without misfiring - mines are gap at 32 - you want to use colder range plugs cheapest is bkre7 something

pinky
09-12-2007, 08:50 PM
most ppl recommend brk7e gapped .28 for chipped cars.. start there... you could also try bkr7eix, which is the iridium equivalent..

20A4Audi1.8t01
09-12-2007, 08:58 PM
Im running the Hammer file with a KO4 and have the BRK7E gapped at .32 so far so good!

aytheory
09-12-2007, 09:42 PM
only run copper for turbo cars - anything else is thumbs down - iridium is harder and last longer but does not conduct as well

ahvier
09-12-2007, 10:56 PM
^^^^^^ I've run both IR and copper and copper are far better. In copper plugs, I've run both bkr6e and bkr7e, gapped from .32 to .28 and the best results have been on bkr7e at .28. this is on a K04/PC16. spark plugs aren't that much, have fun experimenting and see what works best for you. [:D]

gotaudi
09-12-2007, 11:03 PM
only run copper for turbo cars - anything else is thumbs down - iridium is harder and last longer but does not conduct as well

That is a serious statement from a serious Cat [:D]...

gap to .028" and call it a day. My car bogs when the gap is too high. plus with a smaller gap you will be less likely for the spark to blow out. You could always get the tri electrode that 034 sells and you do not have to worry about the gap.[wrench]

audiness
09-13-2007, 03:37 AM
^^^^^^ I've run both IR and copper and copper are far better. In copper plugs, I've run both bkr6e and bkr7e, gapped from .32 to .28 and the best results have been on bkr7e at .28. this is on a K04/PC16. spark plugs aren't that much, have fun experimenting and see what works best for you. [:D]



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UN-PIMP-Z-A4
09-13-2007, 06:37 AM
What tool do you use to gap ur plugs?
i use a hard surface but it's not too accurate. [:(]

audiFUEGO
09-13-2007, 07:09 AM
what about NGK platinum plugs? the ones with 4 prongs

sorry im a spark plug noob :P

ahvier
09-13-2007, 11:13 AM
i've experimented with just about everything (1, 3, 4 electrodes, IR, copper, etc.), I'm not a big fan if IR plugs or multiprong plugs. i like copper plugs that i can adjust and see what results i'm getting. iirc, copper plugs are about $20 - $25 for a set of 4, installation time is like 15 minutes, maybe 20. from my perspective, it was pretty inexpensive to find out what worked best for my application and it was enjoyable as well.

as far as a gapping tool, i went to sears and bought a gapping tool they offer. its like a pocket knife with blade feelers on one end and wire feelers on the other. there's another blade type part which is the part you use to adjust the electrode gap. here's (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00940815000P?vName=Automotive&keyword=spark+plug) a kit they sell, its $20. I have the one in the middle of the picture, which is sold as a separate piece in the stores. I'm sure there are other companies that make similar products.

UN-PIMP-Z-A4
09-13-2007, 11:22 AM
Thanks Ahvier.
I never paid more than $9 for my copper ngk plugs.

ahvier
09-13-2007, 11:26 AM
$9 a set?! [up] what's ur source?

UN-PIMP-Z-A4
09-13-2007, 11:29 AM
Arch auto parts
$1.99 per spark plug and i buy 4 at a time.
bkr6e part number 6962
I'm going to run the 7's and see if i have any better luck of them lasting more than 2000 miles.

ahvier
09-13-2007, 11:36 AM
thanks! i usually get about 3 -4k on a set of 7s, but it also depends on how spirited i get during that interval. they always get replaced with the oil changes at 3k. i've never seen significant degredation.

aytheory
09-13-2007, 11:41 AM
i just change my bkre7 with every oil change - i would go for copper bosch but they are around 4-5 dollar a piece - the 3 prong copper plugs

bkre7 can be had at purems.com - they cost like 1.50 a piece - don't know how they are charging 4-5 dollar for these things

all copper plug regardless of brand have a short life span - so change them often

un-pimp - u should have ran colder plugs ever since going to stg3 - even k04 uses the 7 from the AWE kit

hurry and get some

audiFUEGO
09-13-2007, 11:50 AM
why are multiprong plugs bad? you would think itd be better, no?

and what about platinum?

so bout noob questions and threadjack

UN-PIMP-Z-A4
09-13-2007, 01:02 PM
that's the thing i don't drive spirited to often i live in Brooklyn with fucked up roads and aggressive police department.

AyTheory I'm going to pick some up this weekend or tomorrow night.

ahvier
09-13-2007, 05:38 PM
that's the thing i don't drive spirited to often i live in Brooklyn with fucked up roads and aggressive police department.

i hear ya. police + potholes = [down]

let us know how the 7s work for you.

creechsa4
09-14-2007, 06:50 AM
f6dtc's bosch. i've run k04, & 2871 with good results on these. the extra prongs help prevent miss on my 2871 setup. i got mad missing action on the single prong ngk's after a few spirited runs. And yes i've regapped a multi electrode smaller than .028, i just have to be careful gapping them down.

<3Quattro
09-14-2007, 08:19 AM
How does a quad plug work on our cars?

Oh and thanks for all the replys so far, I'm learning haha.