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Old 12-12-2012, 11:51 PM
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I wouldn't wait quite that long. The point is to change them before fuel economy and performance is effected. Based on what I've seen after changing literally hundreds of them, I would recommend replacement around 40-45k.
I just did the plugs on my 09 hemi a few weekends ago for the first time at 51k and they all looked good. I checked the gap on all of the ones I pulled off and all but two or three were right on the money (with the other two to three within .005"). I didn't see any improvement in performance or economy with the change. I won't touch them again until 100k.
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Man, these guys who designed this thing! after a couple hours, some bleeding knuckles, a few explatives, a neck strain, I finally got them all changed. The plugs looked ok, nothing out of the ordinary. I'm glad I changed them though, saved $200
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What seems to be a good price for the dealership plugs or OEM, for all 16?
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on the side-topic of dealerships, i love my local dealership. they seem like stand-up guys are always helpful. they charge only $18.99 for an oil change and they also serve free coffee/pop/cookies in the lounge while you wait. sometimes when i'm sitting there on the leather couch watching tv drinking my free coffee and eating my free chocolate chip cookie, i think to myself "god i felt more manly when i used to crawl under there and change the oil myself." then i laugh away the emasculating feelings with another bite of chocolate chip cookie.

on-topic: when it comes time for a spark plug change i'll more than likely be back in the lounge.
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I just had the passenger warped manifold and broken stud fixed. Manifold at dodge $46. Champion copper plugs from napa $39 for 16. Penzoil full synthetic oil and molar filter at Walmart $45. Replacing manifold with drilling and tapping, spark plus install and oils change plus the supplied the manifold gasket $280 labor for everything and done while I was at work. Since I do paint and body I don't have the tools I used to but 5 hours later my buddy that owns the Midas picked me up and my 108k 09 hemi crew runs as good now as any I have driven. Could have done the plugs with buying a few tools but a warped manifold and broken stud is way to time consuming and with the tools I need it just wasn't worth it. I have to say my friend is a tech at dodge and told me he ran the champion copper plus in his hemi ram and charger and customers cars. May not last as long as platinum but for $40 if the last 50k I am happy
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on the side-topic of dealerships, i love my local dealership. they seem like stand-up guys are always helpful. they charge only $18.99 for an oil change and they also serve free coffee/pop/cookies in the lounge while you wait. sometimes when i'm sitting there on the leather couch watching tv drinking my free coffee and eating my free chocolate chip cookie, i think to myself "god i felt more manly when i used to crawl under there and change the oil myself." then i laugh away the emasculating feelings with another bite of chocolate chip cookie.

on-topic: when it comes time for a spark plug change i'll more than likely be back in the lounge.

Damn, if my local dealership did that, I'd love 'em too!

I bought my plugs from the dealership, charged me $7 a piece. I ended up going to a friends shop to have them install. I would have attempted them myself, but the last time I did plugs on a car, I ended up have a misfire in two of my six cylinders. Statistically speaking, I'd screw something up with this truck and having to guess which of the 16 I screwed up on is not my idea of fun.
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I just use 1 range colder copper Champions and gap 35 thousands. I spray a 100 shot of nitrous at the track. Change every 50,000 , no issues. Less than $2 ea at NAPA. Can't see any difference over NGK Irridiums, except my pocket book.
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Any advantage to pulling the plastic wheel well liner on the driver side when changing plugs? Thought a different angle would make it easier.
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Any advantage to pulling the plastic wheel well liner on the driver side when changing plugs? Thought a different angle would make it easier.
Naw, just climb on top of the engine and lay on top of the radiator It is a sucky job, start with the back ones first, get the hard ones out of the way
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