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How often do you guys change Spark plug?

I just emailed a local garage for a quote on 64k service and he suggests me to change the spark plugs... is it really necessary?
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I just emailed a local garage for a quote on 64k service and he suggests me to change the spark plugs... is it really necessary?
You should be fine. The scheduled interval is 105k miles. Unless you are having engine misfire issues or something else engine related, I would wait. It would be a waste of money!
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platinum plugs are designed to least 100k miles.. unless cars running rich, lean, burning coolant you can wear out your plug quicker that way.
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platinum plugs are designed to least 100k miles.. unless cars running rich, lean, burning coolant you can wear out your plug quicker that way.
Our stock plugs are actually Iridium.

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Yah its really shocking that plugs last that long buts true! had people asking me that when I worked at honda and they wouldn't believe me lol
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Has anyone ever changed the plugs? I took a quick look and it looks complicated.

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Untill u r using a good petrol everything will be fine with plugs for 100k. If theyll misfire youll notice and feel it immediatly , be shure )) In our service book here in Ukraine we have recommended 60 k miles plugs replacement but the quality of our so called hi octane petrol with a tons of additives cant be compared to made in USA one.
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Has anyone ever changed the plugs? I took a quick look and it looks complicated.
Not difficult. Remove the black cover on the manifold and then pull the coils. You'll need a 10" socket extension to get to the plugs. Total time should be less than 15 minutes. Use the opportunity to wipe and clean your manifold. My local Advance Auto did not carry the NGK Iridiums in stock but they got them for me in two days
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Helladead thread...

Im at 164K KM now (about 100K Miles) Should I replace the plugs with my next service?

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Had the spark plugs replaced at 110,000 miles.

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My car just has over 240k km (150k miles). I don't know if the previous owner replaced them but they seem fine though. I'll still replace them.

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Not difficult. Remove the black cover on the manifold and then pull the coils. You'll need a 10" socket extension to get to the plugs. Total time should be less than 15 minutes. Use the opportunity to wipe and clean your manifold. My local Advance Auto did not carry the NGK Iridiums in stock but they got them for me in two days
just replaced mine this weekend... very easy and quick. i changed mine at 89k.

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At 150k, I'd do it. Cheap insurance. Especially considering most plugs are rated at 100k. I changed mine at 91k and swapped in NGK Laser Iridiums (price was right at RockAuto), and there was an immediate improvement in smoothness. My #4 plug was the only plug showing any extensive wear, but the gaps on all four were well over ideal. Like I said, if you're at 150k, it couldn't hurt and is worth the forty bucks.

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Replaced mine at 130K. Easy to do and inexpensive
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