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    Thread: best spark plugs for a vw jetta 4cyl. 2.0l

    1. 12-10-2003 09:40 AM #1
      like the topic says, what is the best spark plugs?

    2. 12-10-2003 09:50 AM #2
      OEM Bosch Copper

    3. 12-10-2003 09:51 AM #3
      any more suggestions?

    4. 12-10-2003 09:58 AM #4
      I got one...search.

    5. 12-10-2003 11:44 AM #5
      blue ignition wires

    6. 12-10-2003 11:55 AM #6
      I have used the Bosch Platinum +4's and I like them..... A bit pricey though.

    7. 12-10-2003 12:08 PM #7
      i have split fires and there great, I pulled them last month after about 4 months of use and they still looked like they just came out of the package, power seems on tap. BUUt i have a thing for splitfires ever since the 1998 supercross season.

    8. 12-11-2003 03:21 PM #8
      NGK Iridium!

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      12-11-2003 04:05 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by MikeBlaze »
      OEM Bosch Copper
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      12-11-2003 04:30 PM #10
      OEM all the way

    11. 12-12-2003 08:58 PM #11
      Honestly, can anyone really tell the difference between sparkplugs?

    12. 12-12-2003 10:51 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by MaceMX »
      Honestly, can anyone really tell the difference between sparkplugs?

      No, I don't run any spark plugs. Seems to run fine to me....


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      12-12-2003 10:54 PM #13
      i've got some bosch silvers...and this happened after about 12k miles

      and currently (3k miles) later i'm getting similar symptoms as before.

    14. 12-12-2003 10:57 PM #14
      I suddenly feel like I should check my plugs.

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      12-12-2003 11:12 PM #15
      Most of my friends have had problems with Bosch... You best bet is to stay with OEM. Platinum 4s waste gas and only cause problems. STAY WITH OEM TRUST ME!!!

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      12-12-2003 11:13 PM #16
      NGK v-power's. they are the entry level plug but they work awesome. there's no real need to get super pimp plugs though, i mean, it's not like they are going to add 10hp or anything
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    17. 12-12-2003 11:21 PM #17
      OEM

    18. 12-13-2003 01:11 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Mr.VR6 »
      Most of my friends have had problems with Bosch... You best bet is to stay with OEM. Platinum 4s waste gas and only cause problems. STAY WITH OEM TRUST ME!!!

      I thought OEM was Bosch Atleast mine were anyhow.


    19. 12-13-2003 01:18 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by slomofo. »
      NGK v-power's. they are the entry level plug but they work awesome. there's no real need to get super pimp plugs though, i mean, it's not like they are going to add 10hp or anything

      Same plugs I'm currently running - used them with my Jacobs ignition, and they work like a champ.....


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      12-13-2003 01:31 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by sphinx707 »

      I thought OEM was Bosch Atleast mine were anyhow.

      Oh they are BUT those are OEM... Im talking about the after market bosch like platinum 4s or stuff like that.. I say stay with OEM BOSCH OR NGK!!!


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      12-13-2003 06:27 AM #21
      get a hot non-platinum ngk, they are dirt cheap.

    22. 12-13-2003 06:55 AM #22
      Bought my car with 118,000 miles on her. Got 166,00 now and am on the same plugs. Whatever comes out is going back in.
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      12-13-2003 08:19 AM #23
      oem 16v - heat stage colder

    24. 12-13-2003 10:12 AM #24
      I like Beru Silverstones.

    25. 12-13-2003 10:40 AM #25
      OEM Bosch FR8DS. Only in extreme cases is there a need to use anything different than what the car came with. IE, unless your car is highly modified, you won't see any benefit, and are more likely to see problems by using plugs other than stock. Platinum +4s are the worst plugs you can use. They have a bad habit of losing tips into the cylinders. I don't think I need to explain the results of that.

    26. 12-13-2003 10:51 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by M4vrick »
      i've got some bosch silvers...and this happened after about 12k miles

      and currently (3k miles) later i'm getting similar symptoms as before.

      Dude, I think you have bigger problems than bad spark plugs. Have you taken a look at your pistons lately? Looks like you might be running a little hot.


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      12-13-2003 10:30 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by BlueGTIguy »

      Dude, I think you have bigger problems than bad spark plugs. Have you taken a look at your pistons lately? Looks like you might be running a little hot.

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      12-16-2013 06:49 PM #28
      what are the oem spark plugs tho

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      12-16-2013 07:19 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by fireballcoby View Post
      what are the oem spark plugs tho
      Bosch FR8DS.

      But the copper version will work equally as well, but will need to be replaced at
      around 30k miles instead of 60k miles with the FR8DS.

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      12-16-2013 09:50 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by fireballcoby View Post
      what are the oem spark plugs tho
      Wow dug up a 10yr old post. Glad you used the search function....

      Quote Originally Posted by webasto View Post
      Bosch FR8DS.

      But the copper version will work equally as well, but will need to be replaced at
      around 30k miles instead of 60k miles with the FR8DS.

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