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BlkMaGiC 3526
06-15-2010, 12:38 PM
I'm going to change my spark plugs. My car is chipped and I want to verify that NGK BKR6E gapped at .028 is fine.

Also, how do I check the gap on a 2 prong spark plug. I've only gapped single prong spark plugs in the past. TIA

bw86
06-15-2010, 12:49 PM
bkr6e @ .028 is fine on a chipped car, thats what I'm currently running. You can also run bkr7e which is a step colder.

I've never gapped multi prong plugs

hercfe
06-15-2010, 12:57 PM
You only have to gap one prong anyways, because the spark is only going to ground to one of the 2 prongs, whichever is closest.

BlkMaGiC 3526
06-15-2010, 02:59 PM
I was on the ECS website and it shows BKR6E is for AUG, AWM, & ATW engine codes, single prong and

BKR6EK is for AEB engine code, 2 prong

Is there a difference? Which should I order?

bw86
06-16-2010, 12:21 PM
bkr6e @ .028 is fine on a chipped car, thats what I'm currently running. You can also run bkr7e which is a step colder.

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BenjaminR
06-16-2010, 01:03 PM
In order to gap multi prong spark plugs its best to use a wire feeler gauge.

In order to gap one simply do one at a time. I like to press the plugs on a hard surface gently until into position.

And you need to gap BOTH of them! There would be no damn point in having two if you only gapped one... but they both need to be gapped because electricity follows the path of least resistance, not closest....

BlkMaGiC 3526
06-17-2010, 11:11 AM
bkr6e @ .028 is fine on a chipped car

Okay, I'll buy some over the weekend. I thought I read somewhere that these plugs don't last very long. Is this true and how often do you replace yours?

bw86
06-17-2010, 11:24 AM
yeah they don't last long - I usually change them every oil change or every other.

EuroDriven
06-17-2010, 11:34 AM
electricity follows the path of least resistance, not closest....

For a spark...air = resistance...takes something like 10KV/cm for a spark to travel.

-John

2001A4QUATTRO
06-17-2010, 02:06 PM
BKR7E here. Go with a single prong spark plug, that is what I ran on my AEB. GL

EuroDriven
06-18-2010, 09:30 AM
BKR7E here. Go with a single prong spark plug, that is what I ran on my AEB. GL

I am doing this on my 3071 w/ .026 gap.

-John

jm121189
06-18-2010, 11:06 AM
this

I run bkr7e at this gap and it's fine

BlkMaGiC 3526
06-29-2010, 02:33 PM
I installed the NGK BKR6E and my surging seems to be gone. In my search, people mentioned these plugs don't last very long. What other plugs are people using that last a little longer than the BKR6E? Bosch, NGK BKR7E etc?

FNK
06-29-2010, 06:33 PM
Ditch those copper plug.
When Iridium IX and I am very happy with them. Last longer, less strain on the coil packs.

Iridium is too pricey, I'd go with Platinum for the same perf/longevity.

1 year on them, run just as strong as day 1.