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    1. Member G I Jew's Avatar
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      08-18-2012 12:42 PM #1
      this may have been asked before, but what do you guys run in your 2.5? I have my 80k coming up, and I want to get a few ideas of what plugs respond well with our motors.
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      08-18-2012 02:00 PM #2
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      08-18-2012 02:36 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      OEM
      what are the OEM plugs? bosch? b/c that is what i pulled out when i replaced mine at 40k.
      but i was always under the impression that the OEM plugs were NGK brand.
      i think i used the laser platinum or laser iridium.

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      08-18-2012 02:38 PM #4
      also can somebody list the proper gap sizing and torque specs?


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      08-18-2012 02:39 PM #5
      OEM gap is .89 to 1.1 Max i believe
      Before i ran iridium plugs i gapped to.91

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      08-18-2012 02:40 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      also can somebody list the proper gap sizing and torque specs?


      sorry for thread jack
      Torque is 25nm i think as well

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      08-18-2012 02:42 PM #7
      I am running the bkr7eix-11 ngk iridium plugs.they are a cooler heat range of 7 though.pre gapped to 1.1 that is for the turbo however. So i would suggest you run the bkr5eix gapped from ngk to .89 but without big power makers the OEM platinum electrode plugs are plenty capable

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      08-18-2012 02:46 PM #8
      awesome thanks for the quick responses tyler.

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      08-18-2012 03:15 PM #9
      Lol the multiple responses

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      08-18-2012 04:30 PM #10
      NGK Iridium.......just personal choice.
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      08-18-2012 09:53 PM #11
      I am curious to what the OEM plugs are. I would assume either NGK or Bosch, but I'm not sure. also, thanks for the other info, guy who's name I didn't copy...
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      08-23-2012 09:50 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by G I Jew View Post
      I am curious to what the OEM plugs are. I would assume either NGK or Bosch, but I'm not sure. also, thanks for the other info, guy who's name I didn't copy...
      OEM plugs are Bosch

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      08-23-2012 07:43 PM #13
      My 08 Rabbit came with NGK off the lot...wonder why/how some got Bosch

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      08-23-2012 11:29 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Cherb32 View Post
      My 08 Rabbit came with NGK off the lot...wonder why/how some got Bosch
      +1 for ngk stock plugs. i did my 40k service and i pulled out ngk's aswell
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      08-24-2012 01:33 AM #15
      Yup ngk

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      08-24-2012 02:25 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by spartanrabbit09 View Post
      +1 for ngk stock plugs. i did my 40k service and i pulled out ngk's aswell

      Same here.

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      08-24-2012 10:43 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Cherb32 View Post
      My 08 Rabbit came with NGK off the lot...wonder why/how some got Bosch
      Some earlier 2.5's took a different plug according the ETKA it only went through mid 07, but obviously that cant be true if some of you guys with 08's have NGK's in your car

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