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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-30-2004, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Spark plug question..tune up troubles

The new 02 tracker has 37K on it and wanting all to be "operating within specified parameters" decided to put in plugs a fuel filter and synthetic gear lube. Got a filter from NAPA, wrestled the old one out only to find the new one wouldn't fit the hold-down bracket..just not right. Put it all back together, went back, they double checked the number and even called their warehouse to pull one and look at it. Same idea what's up, didn't get to the Chevy garage to see an OEM filter yet...

Also having read about the success with NGK plugs I got a set of the copper core (v-groove not available) to pop in. Took out the first plug and it's one of those Iridium plugs with the tiny little center electrodes.

Should I go back for Iridiums or will the "normal" plug work as well?

The only thing that's gone right with this tune up is changing the lubes to synthetic...only to read it may not be synthetic [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] Is valvoline synthetic gear lube real or fake??
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Re: Spark plug question..tune up troubles

If its the vavoline I'm thinking of its a blend of synth and dino as I recall.
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Re: Spark plug question..tune up troubles

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Should I go back for Iridiums or will the "normal" plug work as well?

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On my toyota echo, which also came with iridium plugs from the factory, I used ordinary platinum plugs when I changed them. It worked fine after I trusted my judgement for for the plug gap instead of using the gap specified in the owners manual, which turned out to be for the iridiums, I guess. It ran like crap with the plats using the iridium gap. I pulled them out and regapped and it was like gaining 20 hp.

And not that it helps you any, I had to go to about 4 places to get the correct fuel filter for a 2000 Hyundai Accent.

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