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Old 11-03-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Well, I did something about it................

after the dealer flashed my ECU for the failure to turn over problem, the car just continued to run rough, start ups were rough. I had bought a 10 pk of NGK BKR7E (rock auto), and I was going to wait til I chipped. But today I threw them in and said "let's see". Well............I mean the car turned over like never before, smooth, effortless. then, I drove around the block.....acceleration is VASTLY improved, quicker, smoother. car sounds better. If you are experiencing the rough stuff, throw 8 bucks in there. Oh, and what genius made the engine cover so hard to get off? Prolly Dave ;-)


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Old 11-03-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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Default What's the plug gap?

Do you suggest to replace them after 9K miles?
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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Default MD, why did you get the coppers? You really shouldn't use the copper plugs in a direct injection

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Old 11-03-2006, 12:15 PM   #4
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Default at 1.87 a piece.........

I used to do it w every oil change on the A4, so yeah, 5-10K. they are pre gapped, but I checked them anyway.....32 I think
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:17 PM   #5
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Default why? long term problems?......

you're right, the A4 was not direct, but aren't other a3's using the BKR7E's? Am I totally demented?
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:24 PM   #6
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Default Nope. You're thinking of the BKR7EIX that i've been mentioning. They're a ultra-fine wire iridium

plug.

There are three types of plugs that can be used in this direct injection and it was made fairly clear on one of the posts in vortex. They were all platinum or iridium surface or air gap fine wire plugs.

"Spark plugs for use with direct gasoline injection: a. surface gap spark plug without noble metal, b. surface gap spark plug with platinum center electrode, c. air gap spark plug with platinum on center electrode."

*shrugs*

Just saying that it might not be a good idea for you to run those.

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Old 11-03-2006, 12:30 PM   #7
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Default you're right....IX..............

It's senility ;-) am I ok for a week or so?
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:31 PM   #8
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:37 PM   #9
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Default Oh and be sure NOT to gap the BKR7EIXs.

They come at .030 which is .002 smaller of a gap than stock and that will be perfectly fine when chipped.

You don't want to try to gap iridium plugs because of possible tip damage.

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Old 11-03-2006, 12:39 PM   #10
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Default as always.............

thanks for all the help.
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