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Old 22 August 2004, 12:15   #21
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Excuse my ignorance in this matter, but, if my plugs have "had it" could that be the reason why my engine won't start.

Just tried the "float test" as prescribed on the above website; my plugs sunk like lead weights, indicating that they need replacing. Is this a reliable test?
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Old 22 August 2004, 13:45   #22
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Well if your marinising your Alfa romeo I'd listen to codprawn otherwise listen to those with some experience.

PLENTY of experience with ALL kinds of engine ta very much!

I stick by what I say - different engines like different kinds of plugs - experiment!
That's not the impression I get from your posts
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Old 22 August 2004, 13:55   #23
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Is this the part where Jerry Springer puts his coiled up hand to his upper lip and you start lifting up the chairs and then Steve runs inbetween and makes you sit down again? Also, the crowd goes mad screaming "Jerry, Jerry!"
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Old 22 August 2004, 14:27   #24
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Excuse my ignorance in this matter, but, if my plugs have "had it" could that be the reason why my engine won't start.

Just tried the "float test" as prescribed on the above website; my plugs sunk like lead weights, indicating that they need replacing. Is this a reliable test?
Definitely - loved that one!
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Old 22 August 2004, 14:29   #25
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Is this the part where Jerry Springer puts his coiled up hand to his upper lip and you start lifting up the chairs and then Steve runs inbetween and makes you sit down again? Also, the crowd goes mad screaming "Jerry, Jerry!"
Nah can't be bothered - I have never attacked anyone's credibility - just wonder why people can be so petty minded!
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Old 23 August 2004, 18:31   #26
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Why attack some ones credibility????
Because some people offering advice haven't got a clue.. hey Captain Codfish!!!
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Old 23 August 2004, 21:10   #27
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What is such bad advice about suggesting that different plugs suit different engines?

Why have you posted under another name?

Why do I even bother answering someone like you????????
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Old 24 August 2004, 04:19   #28
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Why have you posted under another name?
You flatter yourself!

If you want an answer to your question of why I think the advice is bad then I'll tell you even though it makes me petty minded.

Firstly I value this forum immensly and believe that people should be able to visit this site ask a question and get good correct advice and as a result of this and the fact this is an open forum we should be able to challenge suspect advice.

Nearly everyone advise Mr-d to use NGK plugs except yourself and your advice was backed up by your experiences with car engines!

To me ribbing isn't about going to sea it's about coming back and all effort and thought must be put into the reliability of the engine so advising to use sparkplugs that corrode quicker is surely not the way to go. Obviously safety ekwipment is also vital
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