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Post: #1   PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: 2000 Under the hood Reply with quote





Nothing but Valvoline White Bottle motor oil. Now running synthetic.











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Replaced original spark plugs with NGK Platinum
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of folks are going to tell you you will have issues with the platinum plugs, but I have never had a problem with them. Even with over 40,000 miles on a set.

You won't gain anything, other than maybe a smidge more plug life.


I currently have platinum/iridium plugs that are 3 years old/~30,000 miles now. Never a problem.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

occasional demons wrote:
A lot of folks are going to tell you you will have issues with the platinum plugs, but I have never had a problem with them.


This may be true if there were still a lot of folks frequenting this place Laughing

That said... Champion RC9YC Twisted Evil
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sidepipe87 wrote:
occasional demons wrote:
A lot of folks are going to tell you you will have issues with the platinum plugs, but I have never had a problem with them.


This may be true if there were still a lot of folks frequenting this place Laughing


Regardless .... Smile

My experience with Neons, is that what might work well on one man's car (Bill), won't work as well on another.

An example are some of the endless arguments regarding MTX 'fluids'.
Amsoil.
Redline.
The 1st gen Neon MS9417 fluid.
Mobil One High Mileage.

All of these ^ are good fluids to use in the Neon manual transmission.
Some folks report better results with Amsoil vs. Mobil One High Mileage; another guy will say his results are the exact opposite; and that his trans was quieter / shifted better with Mobil One HM rather than Amsoil; another guy will tell you that Redline is better than all the above; whereas others will say that anyone who runs anything other than MS9417 is a Dunderhead; etc., etc.,, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.
You get the idea. Laughing

The point is:
If your Neon engine is happy with Platinum plugs, then run with them !!
Myself, I will continue to run the good old cheap Champions. Smile


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Post: #5   PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever plugs you continue to use, get a can of antiseize, and apply it to the spark plug threads. Especially if you are using plugs that will last longer than the standard type plugs.

Otherwise, you may find that they won't come out of the head without possible damage. I think we can all agree on that.

I guess that is one edge regular plugs have: You are replacing them more often, so there is less time for them to bond to the aluminum threads. Laughing

Well if you are smart, you are... Plugs are cheaper than coils. A large gap is going to work the coil harder, even if the engine seems to run fine.
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