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spark plugs

Postby glassbebo » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:09 pm



Has any one tried E-3 plugs in their wing? Thinking about trying some in my 99.



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Re: spark plugs

Postby glassbebo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:39 pm

GUESS NO ONE HAS TRIED THE E-3 PLUGS, OR DON'T KNOW ABOUT THEM HERE IS A LINK.
www.e3sparkplugs.com

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Re: spark plugs

Postby MikeB » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:28 pm

I am sure they have been tried. I read about them somewhere and it may have been on this BBS.

In my opinion, using anything but the OEM specified Spark Plug would be a waste of time and money. You are more than welcome to give them a try and then write a report on your findings. I am sure there are those inquiring minds that want know if they will make a difference in your machine. All the different plugs i have tried rendered the same Honda GoldWing reliable results, they fired every time and my mileage varied depending on riding conditions.

I stick to the old reliable OEM NGK plugs myself.
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Re: spark plugs

Postby robb » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:56 pm

Lots of things are said to be better, but are they worth it ? A K&N filter is more than double a stock, but washable and good for life. Synthetic oil is double the cost, but I have run it in everything I own for years, 20k for oil and 5k for filter. Easily pays for itself. The E3 plug will cost $20 more than NGK's, but if you get 3 more mpg it will only take 30,000 miles to make up the difference in cost. Was told that my 89 had a plug change at 35k miles and I changed them at 72k with NGK's because the old ones were showing very little wear. I consistently get mid 40's mpg it would take me a while to recoup the cost difference.

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Re: spark plugs

Postby jsalpha2 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:32 am

I've got a set of iridium plugs to put in next time I take the plastic off. Never heard of the E-3 plugs. If you try them post back. Thanks

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Re: spark plugs

Postby glassbebo » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:21 pm

OK Finally got the wing back after timing belt change, the E-3 plugs added about 5 miles pg and increased low in performance. I am very pleased with the results from the F & N filter and plug combo.
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Re: spark plugs

Postby rlsapp » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:47 pm

What was the number of the plugs, and what year model is your bike. I went to Advance Auto to find a match for my 97, and no luck finding a match.

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Re: spark plugs

Postby glassbebo » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:27 pm

The plugs I used were E3.36 they are good from 88 thru 2000 gl1500. I found them at O'reilly's they had to get 4 from other stores around the area. Seems they only keep 2 at each location. good luck RIDE SAFE
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Re: spark plugs

Postby MikeB » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:33 pm

Two per location? They are either expensive or low demand or both. How much are they?
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Re: spark plugs

Postby glassbebo » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:48 am

they are about the same price as iridium plugs 5 to 6 dollars a piece

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Re: spark plugs

Postby talon1elvis » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:54 pm

Thanks for the info on the right size. I [u]can[u] tell you that I put the E3 plugs in my Dodge truck after having a hard time with the plugs that were in it and it now runs like a champ and we did notice some mileage increase. I can't say how much because my daughter drives it so I rarely get to use it myself. The weekend car show guys did a dyno test between a set of new standard plugs and the E3's and they showed power increases as well. Good luck with them.

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Re: spark plugs

Postby Dogsled » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:14 am

I took my NGK's out and they looked like brand new so I stuck them back in. If they're clean and look good, what else can go wrong with them? I got no idea when I changed them cause I rarely write anything down but it's been a few years i'm sure.
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Re: spark plugs

Postby heinzeroth » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:23 pm

I put the NGK Iridium DPR7EIX-9 and put 4300 miles on a ride out west, they seem OK on highway but lag on low end. Had to use partial choke halfway when starting up cold and had to tweak choke for the first 3-5 minutes until it would run without choke. Also seemed to be rich after choke was off enough to burn our eyes when behind bike while ideling.

Did a compression check on my 97 Goldwing GL1500 today and found all cyclinders within Honda specs they were between 195-205psi.

Swapped out NGK Iridium DPR7EIX-9 with a set of E3 Dimond Back's E3.36 and immediately saw a great improvement at low end - Hell the bike starts cold without any choke at all now, but have to give a little after a minute or so or it will practially die. THe Iridium's would have never started without choke. So smooth through powerband now!

E3 all the way!

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Re: spark plugs

Postby Dogsled » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:02 am

Ilooked at a you tube test and found the E3



I'v seen gimmick plugs with opposing dual electrodes before and if you look at the you tube video the actual combustion inside the cylinder looks about the same size on both plugs....Stacy must be sponsoring E3's, cause I didn't see anything spectacular. But I know car nuts who watch that show and if Stacy says WOW, they're off to O'Reilly's :D

Hey but if you can tell an overall, difference, go for it.

Every bike owner I know starts their bike differently because every bike has it's quirks. I ALWAYS neen full choke, no matter hot or cold outside AND required several minutes warm up time before I can go. Others don't. I wouldn't attribute any major change to a spark plug if you were switching from NGK.

Well my daughter told me the E3 spark looks bigger......I knew I shouldn't have asked for her opinion..... :lol:
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Re: spark plugs

Postby MikeB » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:02 pm

Not impressed at all. Someone is always inventing a better mouse trap. Good for them for being inventive and trying to make a buck.
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Re: spark plugs

Postby Dogsled » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:58 pm

Didn't they make a plug a while back that fired without an electrode at all. I forget how it worked but it got alot a press and sales.....I heard it made almost as much as the pet rock......which by the way made millions....

Back to reality, for those that bought the plug and did the research, what was the claim that made it better? Was it exposed spark or hotter burn or same burn that just burned hotter because it exposed more fire.

Does the spark come off of a flat faced electrode straight to the ground....Electricity seems to like to travel in a straight line which is why I was curious about making it go to an angle by shortening the ground electrode. I remember something about a guy putting in an 8,000 dollar ground rod system on This Old House and talking about how electricity likes to and chooses to travel.....straight line.

The only thing I can't contest is if a guy is saying he's getting alot better gas mileage........


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