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#1 (permalink) Old 08-01-2005, 06:32 PM
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Hey guys i need some help, a couple months after i bought my car i replaced the plugs with bosch platinum 4+ but they suck!!!! so now i wana replace them so i thought i ask you guys for advice, i want them as close to the original ones the 98 32i came with without going to the dealer, the guy at the parts store talked to bmw parts and the parts store guy recomended "ngk platinum" will these work well?
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Hey guys i need some help, a couple months after i bought my car i replaced the plugs with bosch platinum 4+ but they suck!!!! so now i wana replace them so i thought i ask you guys for advice, i want them as close to the original ones the 98 32i came with without going to the dealer, the guy at the parts store talked to bmw parts and the parts store guy recomended "ngk platinum" will these work well?
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Hey,
I got same car, same year! Go with the NGK, dual electrodes.
There were two types on the original, the Bosch 4 and the NGK.
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dual electrodes ngk? is that platnium?? im gona go check what i bought and post it later as im too laz to go check my trunk now.

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dual electrodes ngk? is that platnium?? im gona go check what i bought and post it later as im too laz to go check my trunk now.
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Platinum is fine. But don't be too hung up on em being platinum.
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for the price difference and the distance u'll get out of each its not worth gettin the platnium.

platnium do about 80,000 km's nd normal will do 40,000 while platnium cost about 4x as much! well here anyway!

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for the price difference and the distance u'll get out of each its not worth gettin the platnium.

platnium do about 80,000 km's nd normal will do 40,000 while platnium cost about 4x as much! well here anyway!
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I agree! Platinum or not, I can't see going too long between tune-ups anyway.
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oh no i will change the plugs everyear probly, but the question is do i need regualr plugs or dual electrode plugs?
I agree! Platinum or not, I can't see going too long between tune-ups anyway.
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I have tried both and do not see a difference between dual or regular. NGK single non-platinum is just fine. My 318is had 365000 KMs and my 325is has 225000 KMs on OEM plugs changed yearly. Just make sure you change 'em every year.
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I installed the OEM NGK Platinum's that the dealership sold me about 1500 miles ago. Wether or not they were the single or dual I dont remember, but I have been consistently getting 3-4 miles per gallon better fuel economy.

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OEM is the way man. No further questions.

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OEM are $20 each at my local delearship as their mark up is 900% and NGK platnium are like 2 for $7


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