Spark plugs like engine oil have detractors and dedicated followers. People love what they love. This said, the term “any better” is such a relative/subjective term when talking spark plugs. Spark plugs have such a simple job to do, they spark. Judging from the change intervals I read on this forum, yeah I’m one of those guys too, I don’t know if any of the real benefits the precious metal, high dollar plugs can offer are actually realized.I am going to try some NGK 90495 LTR6BHX Ruthenium HX Plugs next time. They are the stock heat range. I have tried both Motorcraft and NGK Iridium Plugs with no issues. But I wanted to see if these Ruthenium are any better (or just hype ... like most things).
But if anyone wants 1 range colder, try NGK 95605 LTR7BHX Ruthenium HX Plugs.
What's wrong with me when I'm less impressed because they aren't charging enough for them?Yeah, always wondered about these in a Boost. They’re using them in engines with serious pressures and they aren’t blowing them out. Almost wonder if the extra protection around the electrode might not be a benefit. I’m just spit balling here.
I'm convinced that there's some merit to it. But there's plenty of examples where the marketing strategy is to dupe me with that same approach.
I think the big issue with E3s, they cannot be regapped. They "come as they are".Yeah, always wondered about these in a Boost. They’re using them in engines with serious pressures and they aren’t blowing them out. Almost wonder if the extra protection around the electrode might not be a benefit. Then again, they claim these 10,000 HP monsters are essentially dieseling once they’re under load... I’m just spit balling here.
That part about being regapped is certainly worth considering but here’s the question, does it matter what the gap is as long as the spark isn’t blowing out? That’s the reason we gap these plugs down. If a plug fires every time it’s supposed to you’ve achieved your goal. I wouldn’t call the E3 product the focus of the day, they’ve been around for a long time.
My whole point about mentioning this plug is that it’s run in a lot of top fuel cars. Force’s team has obviously done so successfully. I’d think they might stand up to what a Boost is asking of it.
I’ve also read comments about these plugs coming apart. That said, I can’t think of a major name brand plug on the market that I haven’t read the same thing about.
I know that this in no way is an apples to apples comparison. The fuelers have 2, 44 amp magnetos throwing about fifty thousand volts through the wires to 16 plugs. It may be that the OE Ford ignition system can’t support the wider gaps and that’s likely the case and the reason that members see benefits in gapping their plugs down. It’s not necessarily a brand of plug thing but an ignition thing.
They may do that partly because you don’t want to lose a race or championship just because a used plug failed. That’s got to be a violent combustion chamber in those engines.Not to mention that top fuel guys change plugs every run...
The big question is do they have the longevity!
Definitely a little more stuff in the way compared to the 3.5 but still not bad.How hard is it to change plugs on a 2018 2.7?
I looked under the hood a couple of days after buying it and looks like a bunch of stuff is in the way.