AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: plug removal
I gave up last time I tried it and gave it to my mechanic. My mechanic took 40 minutes to change the plugs.
I killed myself laughing, till he gave me the labour bill. The genooine part socket is the way to go, but I never thought of it (went straight for the socket set and failed).
If you want hooligan plugs, check out the recommended fitting from your plug manufacturer of choice and then buy the same plugs but with a "colder" heat rating number.
NGK - use a bigger number (e.g. if normal is DPR8ES, use DPR9ES)
Champion - use a smaller number (e.g if normal is CN9YCC, use CN8YCC)
I dunno how other manufacturers run but a look at the heat rating number of a Ford Ka and that of a Ferrari Enzo, should tell you.
The letters before the number generally refer to the size and shape of the plug, so keep that the same. The letters after the number refer to the construction type so you can change it (e.g. NGK use ES for a normal plug, EGV for a Platinum, V-groove etc.).
The new hooligan plug may be a bit prone to foul up in cold weather if your mate is not putting enough temperature into it but one grade should be okay most of the time.
No bullets for Chaingun..