Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Splitfire replacement plugs
Originally Posted by mjac
So, you haven't tried them.
No, I don't have an LT to try them on now. But if I did, since I could no longer get the platinum tipped Splitfires, I would use the iridium plugs that are available. No way I would use a plain steel electrode plug of any type these days. Why spend more money on a plain steel plug, that has no reason to work better than the stock LT plug, and for with no better life expectancy.
Now if someone can show me where I missed that the E3 plugs have any precious metal in the electrode tips, then maybe. But their website does not say anything about that, so the assumption is that their electrodes are nothing special, just a rather strange configuration of the ground electrode, which with that one sided opening leads one to believe they would have to be "indexed" to get uniform performance cylinder to cylinder. Indexing can help on any plug when one is looking for the absolute best ignition performance, but these plugs seem to have heavy "masking" except for the side where the opening in the electrode is. I can think of no reason I would ever want to try them.
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