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Old 20 August 2004, 22:16   #1
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What spark plug brand?

Sorry for clogging up the forum, but its there to be used, isn't it!

NGK BUHW-2
or
Champion L78V

think they are the same price..... but what brand would you go for?

there are no performance differences are there?
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Old 21 August 2004, 02:47   #2
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NGK seems to be working OK for me. I have used NGK's all the time and never had a problem with them. Try both.
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Old 21 August 2004, 02:49   #3
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Go for the NGK been in the garage trade for over 30 years I would'nt use anything else.
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Old 21 August 2004, 05:10   #4
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An outboard mechanic told me to avoid Champion for boats if possible as they corrode more. Don't know if this is true or not, have always used NGK and no problems at all.
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Quote:
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Try both.
Good idea - one of each
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Old 21 August 2004, 07:06   #6
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it has champions in it at the moment, we always have champions for lawnmowers and strimmers, i know my brother uses NGK on his RR V8
and i know my dad uses Bosch.

So, NGK it is going to be
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Old 21 August 2004, 07:11   #7
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To be honest I don't think one brand is any better than the other - just different plugs suit different engines - as has already been mentioned my Rover V8 engines love NGK but my Alfa twinspark hated them!
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Well if your marinising your Alfa romeo I'd listen to codprawn otherwise listen to those with some experience.

NGK are supplied almost without exception by the local marine centres around here, I guess that could be cos of profit marging but I suspect not.

I have heard from three different outboard mechanics that NGK are the way to go so that's good enough for me. I presently run 6 differnt outboards and today have not had any failure due to the spark plugs. Everything else has failed on em however.

regardless of what you choose pack a spare and a suitable spark plug spanner in your waterproof tub, just in case the sky falls on your head
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NGK, every time.
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I'd go for the NGKs.

I always used them in a 5.7 litre V8 Volvo. They just seemed to work better than the Champions. I also think that the Champions corrode more easily, although they all do, if you throw salt water at them!

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