Best spark plugs for W8?

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    Best spark plugs for W8?

    I searched the posts but nothing turned up. Is there a particluar brand W8ers have found better than stock? Car idles a little rough lately. Had a major serivce done lately (filters, oil, brake fluid, fuel filter) so figured I'd change the plugs too.

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    I'd say go OEM.

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    I installed NGK Irridiums 2 months ago.. Seem to work well...

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    What are the OEM plugs?

    Is this a straight forward plug change with swivel head socket wrench?

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    NGK Part#: BKR6EKUB which are OE for Volkswagen and don't require any gapping. Essentially these plugs are the same as NGK Part#: BKR6EKUE which require a .032 gap.

    I haven't tried the Iridium plugs on my car, but the NGK part number for those would be: BKR6EIX-11 using a .032 gap. Ronnie, let us know how those plugs hold up over the long haul.

    My coworker used Bosch spark plugs; Part#: F7HPP222, gapped at .040 on his W8 at the 40,000 mile service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Swami
    NGK Part#: BKR6EKUB which are OE for Volkswagen and don't require any gapping. Essentially these plugs are the same as NGK Part#: BKR6EKUE which require a .032 gap.

    I haven't tried the Iridium plugs on my car, but the NGK part number for those would be: BKR6EIX-11 using a .032 gap. Ronnie, let us know how those plugs hold up over the long haul.

    My coworker used Bosch spark plugs; Part#: F7HPP222, gapped at .040 on his W8 at the 40,000 mile service.
    Any reason why he used a hotter plug & larger gap?

    OE gap for the W8 is .031in

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    Thanks guys. I went to NGK Spark PLugs website and read some info on the iridium plugs. I may give them a try. Hopefully they are the latest and greatest.

    Now I just need to pop the hood and see where the plugs are in this beast. Any tips?

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    Any update from the guys using Iridium plugs? At RockAuto.com the OE NGK BKR6EKUE and the iridium's are almost the same price. Any pros/cons to the iridiums?

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    use oem. other plugs not rated for the high temp engine produces i ask Charles from humblemech go oem

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    i run 94 to ethanol and long cranks. but i but 92 with no long crank after resting 10 minutes. on shitty eth gas

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    at 200k I just put NGK Iridium IX in my V8 Titan, and they have been great so far.
    And that runs on 87.

    /yeah I know its a different beast, but still.

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    Reviving a 14yr old thread?
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    I always go with OEM parts. I got my plugs from https://www.vwpartsprime.com/ . With OEM plugs you never have to worry about the parts being out of spec from the original part.

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    Spark plugs are located underneath the intake manifold. Some disassembly required.

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    Doh, didn't see that this thread is ancient.
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