On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 02:26:54 GMT, twelveMonkies may have
>Ahh. Thanks for setting me straight. I bought the car used at 58k miles
>and the plugs in the car is not platinum. It how has 75k miles and the
>plugs looks like they need replacing in about 5-7k miles. Maybe the
>original owners changed them to copper ifthey were originally platinum.
Not uncommon, particularly in a vehicle that's about to be sold. The
conventional plugs work just fine in most cases, for far more than
long enough to get the car sold and delivered, and well beyond the end
of the usual used car warranty.
>I thought about getting platinum plugs but I've read that platinum plugs
>actually degrads performance for the Neons.
I would have no problem believing reports that swapping to *Bosch*
Plats had degraded performance. That mirrors my experience with
Fords, GM, Harley-Davidson, BMW (bikes and cars), VW and Mercedes as
well. I first tried the Bosch Plats over 25 years ago, and they were
a complete flop. Since then, at the request and insistence of various
people, I've tried them several more times in various other people's
cars, with uniformly poor results. The most recent attempt was about
two years ago, with the multi-ground Plat. It was no better than the
Double-plat plugs from other manufactuers have never given me any
problems. Bosch *conventional* plugs are actually my first choice for
most European makes. But I'd tell somebody to take the vehicle
elsewhere before I'd install Bosch Plats. In the words of a long-ago
friend, "If this item were being evaluated for its military value, it
would be marked 'to be supplied to the enemy in the largest available
My email address is antispammed;
pull WEEDS if replying via e-mail.
Yes, I have a killfile. If I don't respond to something,
it's also possible that I'm busy. >> Stay informed about: 1998 Dodge spark plug gap