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Old 01-28-2013, 11:34 AM
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I was doing some reading using search and read a few people saying staybaway from e3 just never read why. I recently bought them so thats why im asking . If they are garbage ill return them help would be appreciated
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multiple electrode spark plugs don't do anything good. You still only get one spark between one ground strap and the center electrode, and the other two ground straps only shroud the spark(reducing power and efficiency). The only "benefit" is that when one ground strap gets gunked/fouled the next one will be the path of least resistance for the spark, so from that stand point they last longer. But really the center electrode wears out first, not the ground strap.

Get a single ground strap plug, either copper(cheap, good, replace ~30k miles) or a single ground strap iridium plug(more expensive, but is good and lasts ~100k miles. They will basically perform the same, the difference is longevity. Iridium will perform more consistent with time as it doesn't hardly wear.
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I see now thanks alot for the explanation
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multiple electrode spark plugs don't do anything good. You still only get one spark between one ground strap and the center electrode, and the other two ground straps only shroud the spark(reducing power and efficiency). The only "benefit" is that when one ground strap gets gunked/fouled the next one will be the path of least resistance for the spark, so from that stand point they last longer. But really the center electrode wears out first, not the ground strap.

Get a single ground strap plug, either copper(cheap, good, replace ~30k miles) or a single ground strap iridium plug(more expensive, but is good and lasts ~100k miles. They will basically perform the same, the difference is longevity. Iridium will perform more consistent with time as it doesn't hardly wear.
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