Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 01:10:39 -0400
From: (bobgoblin 2000)
Subject: Re: NGK Sprark Plugs

Rob sez... > I just changed the plugs on my '82 900 for the first time; the car being > a non-turbo, I used NGK BPR6ES. Curiously, the previous owner had > BPR5ES's in the engine. The old plugs were smaller to the eye and were > extracted with a different sized socket. Its agreed that larger BPR6ES > is the standard. Why would somebody put smaller plugs, incorrect plugs, > in the car. The car has been fanatically maintained (270,000 miles), so > I can't believe that the smaller plugs were put in by mistake or for no > reason. > Any thoughts please. . . > > --Rob > > It's been 7 years since I sold spark plugs, but I'm thinking the two plugs in question should have been about the same, dimension-wise. the BPR5ES is a step below the BPR6ES and should only burn a little cooler. That should be the only difference. Perhaps it's the lateness of the hour, but at the moment I can not remember why one would do this. -- - goblin - newsgroup: alt.bobgoblin-extraordinaire - Ask your ISP to carry it! - website:

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