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Old 07 April 2012, 02:56   #1
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Another "Marine" Rip Off

NGK - IZFR6F11 Spark Plugs for Honda 175-225 engines...

I can see these available from a number of sources on eBay. The ones listed in the Marine section are all very expensive whilst there are others listed under bikes or cars for almost a third of the price. For example

Listed under Bikes - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NGK-Spark-...item19cd986502

Listed under boats - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NGK-SPARK-...item53ec2bb8ab

Whats the difference ? are there varients of the IZFR6F11 for different applications or is this just another example of the big Marine Rip-Off !!!
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Old 07 April 2012, 06:05   #2
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I'd noticed that with plugs for the 9.8hp Cheepity cheep from the biker boys, pricey from the marine bouys. Same stuff, AFAIK.
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Old 07 April 2012, 06:25   #3
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NGK - IZFR6F11 Spark Plugs for Honda 175-225 engines...

I can see these available from a number of sources on eBay. The ones listed in the Marine section are all very expensive whilst there are others listed under bikes or cars for almost a third of the price. For example

Listed under Bikes - NGK Spark Plug Iridium IZFR6F11 x1 4095 KAWASAKI 2050 VN2000 A1H-A6F | eBay

Listed under boats - NGK SPARK PLUG IZFR6F11 175 225HP HONDA OUTBOARD ENGINE MOTOR | eBay

Whats the difference ? are there varients of the IZFR6F11 for different applications or is this just another example of the big Marine Rip-Off !!!
Ditto with the IZFR5G plugs my opti takes. Anything up to 28 quid a pop from 'marine' sources, but I paid 8 quid each for them. Turns out they are also specced for a Mazda 3.
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Ditto with the IZFR5G plugs my opti takes. Anything up to 28 quid a pop from 'marine' sources, but I paid 8 quid each for them. Turns out they are also specced for a Mazda 3.
I did have a source for opti plugs 15 for a box of 4. Will try to find an email address later.
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I did have a source for opti plugs 15 for a box of 4. Will try to find an email address later.
He's sold out at the moment. I'll post on here if he gets more in.
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I bought five plugs for my Honda aux and Soozi 90 for a total of under 10 quid including postage off ebay recently.
I certainly wasn't paying the prices the "marine" sellers wanted.
If it has the same code its the same plug.
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Yes I am all for good and cheap. But I thought they had to have the 'Z' in the code for suppression.

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I took the codes for mine straight from the manual. All the right NGK plugs were available for around 1.50 a pop.
No mention of extra Z's in the manual!
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I took the codes for mine straight from the manual. All the right NGK plugs were available for around 1.50 a pop.
No mention of extra Z's in the manual!
Tx Bruce I'll remner that next year.
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