SPARK PLUGS


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SPARK PLUGS

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:00 pm



Has anyone tried the E-3 plugs instead of the recommended NGK plugs? I am due for a plug change and was wondering if the E-3s would make any difference. Also does the rear end lube have to be a hypoid or will a conventional 80-90 gear oil work as good? I work part time at an auto parts store and with my discount I can save a lot of much needed money.



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Re: SPARK PLUGS

Postby maintainer » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:43 pm

I put one in a 2 stroke weedeater that was aggravatingly hard to start. It was like night and day, it starts instantly and better than when it was brand new. That make me want to try them on the bike.
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Re: SPARK PLUGS

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:45 pm

GRAPEAPE94 wrote:Has anyone tried the E-3 plugs instead of the recommended NGK plugs? I am due for a plug change and was wondering if the E-3s would make any difference. Also does the rear end lube have to be a hypoid or will a conventional 80-90 gear oil work as good? I work part time at an auto parts store and with my discount I can save a lot of much needed money.


The universal experience has been that the cheap, recommended NGK universally work better than any other plug, including expensive platinum, multiple anode, etc plugs.

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Re: SPARK PLUGS

Postby wingman12 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:07 pm

1st question. Your plugs use NGK and side cut them. Information found on how to read your plugs on this site.
2nd question . Your final drive should be more than conventional lube. I used conventional and had to replace my final drive at 142,000 miles.

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Re: SPARK PLUGS

Postby themainviking » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:21 am

GRAPEAPE94 wrote:Also does the rear end lube have to be a hypoid or will a conventional 80-90 gear oil work as good?


All gear oil is hypoid, to the best of my knowledge, but for anti wear properties, I would use the best I could find. I use Amsoil Extreme Gear, personally. Same as with oil, if you use a conventional lube, you should change it more often.
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Re: SPARK PLUGS

Postby geo steinke » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:59 am

I have not used the E-3 plugs in a bike but the company I work for sells them and we have returned so many of them for cars not bikes its unbelievable. Me personally I wouldn't put them into anything best luck I've had was NGK. Change mine every year whether its needs to be or not.




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