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Posted by southsaab [Email] (#2143) [Profile/Gallery] (more from southsaab) on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:41:08 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Plug type, Itsasaab [Profile/Gallery] , Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:51:04
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The plugs you describe are standard issue for Aeros. BCPR6ES-11 are for everything else for your MY. However, on my 2004 ARC 2.3T, I use BCPR7ES, which are cooler and gapped at .9mm, rather than 1.1mm (that's what the 11 means). I was having hesitation with acceleration with the 6ES-11s, though they looked fine, very clean. After some research, I tried using a step cooler plug with a smaller gap, and my acceleration issues went away. It reads not as clean, with a little sooting on the barrel, but performed much better. There is some science behind this, but my advice is to try 6ES-11s, and see what happens. Trionic will adapt. Copper plugs will need to be changed more often (I change mine once a year as a routine). If you still have acceleration issues, try the cooler plug option. It's cheap, and beats changing expensive stuff right off.

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