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Old 01-12-2005, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently ordered Bosch W8LCR plugs. However I received Bosch WR8LC plugs instead. Are these plugs the same? Also the recommended gap is 0.7mm, however the WR8LC plugs have a gap of 0.8mm. Should I decrease the gap back down to 0.7mm?
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Forgot to add that my car is a 535i e34 with a m30 engine.
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Don't risk it, get the right plugs.
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just contacted Bosch here in Aus. WR8LC are the new plugs whereas the W8LCR are the old ones. The only difference is the 0.1mm difference in gap.

To pose another question, will a larger gap be detrimental to performance? I think that it may be harder to start in the mornings but there will be less chance of fouling. Is this correct?
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