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Old 19 May 2005, 10:40 pm
Jason
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Default Question re: Platium Plugs

I visited the Honda Parts Department and asked the person behind the
counter to give me the price of Platium Spark Plugs that would fit in my
vehicle. I have a 1999 Honda Accord EX (4 cyld.). He told me the part
number of the plugs that I needed:
PZFR5F-11
He told me that the price per plug was $21.30 and the price for 4 plugs
was $85.20. I thought this was too much money to pay for spark plugs. I
called a auto store and they told me they charged about the same price for
those same plugs but could sell me other platium spark plugs made by
another company that cost less than $5.00 per plug. Why do the platium
spark plugs mentioned above cost so much more than other platium plugs?
Are they special made for Honda vehicles?

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Old 19 May 2005, 11:03 pm
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"Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>I visited the Honda Parts Department and asked the person behind the
> counter to give me the price of Platium Spark Plugs that would fit in my
> vehicle. I have a 1999 Honda Accord EX (4 cyld.). He told me the part
> number of the plugs that I needed:
> PZFR5F-11
> He told me that the price per plug was $21.30 and the price for 4 plugs
> was $85.20. I thought this was too much money to pay for spark plugs. I
> called a auto store and they told me they charged about the same price for
> those same plugs but could sell me other platium spark plugs made by
> another company that cost less than $5.00 per plug. Why do the platium
> spark plugs mentioned above cost so much more than other platium plugs?
> Are they special made for Honda vehicles?
>

Good question. A Google search brought up much lower prices, like $3.45 each
for genuine NGK PZFR5F-11 plugs at
http://www.pennysaverautos.com/autoparts/ignition/

Mike


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Old 20 May 2005, 04:16 am
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Default Re: Question re: Platium Plugs

wel,been through this a couple of months ago.The plugs on that site that are
3.45 each are not platinum.They lack the letter "p"in fron of the
number.That "p"stands for platinum,
With that said,they are reccommended for that car,but not being platinum
means you have to change them more often.
I put non platinum in my 2001 ex-v6,and find no difference...they just wont
last as long,but 100,000 kms shouldn't be a problem.
check this site out

http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/apps/ca...uv/results.asp
"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
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> "Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:jason-1905052040390001@pm1-broad-125.snlo.dialup.fix.net...
> >I visited the Honda Parts Department and asked the person behind the
> > counter to give me the price of Platium Spark Plugs that would fit in my
> > vehicle. I have a 1999 Honda Accord EX (4 cyld.). He told me the part
> > number of the plugs that I needed:
> > PZFR5F-11
> > He told me that the price per plug was $21.30 and the price for 4 plugs
> > was $85.20. I thought this was too much money to pay for spark plugs. I
> > called a auto store and they told me they charged about the same price

for
> > those same plugs but could sell me other platium spark plugs made by
> > another company that cost less than $5.00 per plug. Why do the platium
> > spark plugs mentioned above cost so much more than other platium plugs?
> > Are they special made for Honda vehicles?
> >

> Good question. A Google search brought up much lower prices, like $3.45

each
> for genuine NGK PZFR5F-11 plugs at
> http://www.pennysaverautos.com/autoparts/ignition/
>
> Mike
>
>



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Old 20 May 2005, 10:56 am
John Horner
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Default Re: Question re: Platium Plugs

Jason wrote:
> I visited the Honda Parts Department and asked the person behind the
> counter to give me the price of Platium Spark Plugs that would fit in my
> vehicle. I have a 1999 Honda Accord EX (4 cyld.). He told me the part
> number of the plugs that I needed:
> PZFR5F-11
> He told me that the price per plug was $21.30 and the price for 4 plugs
> was $85.20. I thought this was too much money to pay for spark plugs. I
> called a auto store and they told me they charged about the same price for
> those same plugs but could sell me other platium spark plugs made by
> another company that cost less than $5.00 per plug. Why do the platium
> spark plugs mentioned above cost so much more than other platium plugs?
> Are they special made for Honda vehicles?
>



Check out www.discountautoparts.com or www.rockauto.com.

NGK Iridium plugs are an extremelly high quality plug which is good for
100,000 miles in most applications and sell online for $7-$8 each.

Platinum plugs from several brands are $2.50-$5.00 each.

Honda and your dealer are enjoying very fat profits on their parts.

John
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Old 20 May 2005, 03:37 pm
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Default Re: Question re: Platium Plugs

"slider" <daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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> wel,been through this a couple of months ago.The plugs on that site that
> are
> 3.45 each are not platinum.They lack the letter "p"in fron of the
> number.That "p"stands for platinum,


Ooh... I didn't notice that!

Mike


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Old 20 May 2005, 04:47 pm
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maybe you should open your eyes then
"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
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> "slider" <daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
> news:RVhje.6310$tt5.4773@edtnps90...
> > wel,been through this a couple of months ago.The plugs on that site that
> > are
> > 3.45 each are not platinum.They lack the letter "p"in fron of the
> > number.That "p"stands for platinum,

>
> Ooh... I didn't notice that!
>
> Mike
>
>



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Old 20 May 2005, 06:18 pm
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"slider" <daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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> maybe you should open your eyes then


The odd thing was that I googled on the full number and still got a hit.
The hit was from references to the platinums farther down... but the
original platinums weren't listed for sale.

An object lesson in caveat emptor, for sure. Now about this Rulex watch I
bought on the internet....

Mike

> "Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
> news:RdadnRVauK_j1xPfRVn-2w@sedona.net...
>> "slider" <daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
>> news:RVhje.6310$tt5.4773@edtnps90...
>> > wel,been through this a couple of months ago.The plugs on that site
>> > that
>> > are
>> > 3.45 each are not platinum.They lack the letter "p"in fron of the
>> > number.That "p"stands for platinum,

>>
>> Ooh... I didn't notice that!
>>
>> Mike
>>
>>

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Old 21 May 2005, 05:40 am
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Default Re: Question re: Platium Plugs

they wanted circa 102.00 for a set of 6 for my 2001 accord.I opted for the
non platinum...they work fine.
good luck!
"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
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> "slider" <daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
> news:yVsje.9636$tt5.1765@edtnps90...
> > maybe you should open your eyes then

>
> The odd thing was that I googled on the full number and still got a hit.
> The hit was from references to the platinums farther down... but the
> original platinums weren't listed for sale.
>
> An object lesson in caveat emptor, for sure. Now about this Rulex watch I
> bought on the internet....
>
> Mike
>
> > "Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
> > news:RdadnRVauK_j1xPfRVn-2w@sedona.net...
> >> "slider" <daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
> >> news:RVhje.6310$tt5.4773@edtnps90...
> >> > wel,been through this a couple of months ago.The plugs on that site
> >> > that
> >> > are
> >> > 3.45 each are not platinum.They lack the letter "p"in fron of the
> >> > number.That "p"stands for platinum,
> >>
> >> Ooh... I didn't notice that!
> >>
> >> Mike
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

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Old 21 May 2005, 11:56 am
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Default Re: Question re: Platium Plugs

In article <neEje.6091$9A2.5088@edtnps89>, "slider"
<daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote:

> they wanted circa 102.00 for a set of 6 for my 2001 accord.I opted for the
> non platinum...they work fine.
> good luck!



I agree that the regular plugs work as well as platinum plugs. I found the
following info. at the NGK website--it's the reason I wanted to buy
platinum plugs:

"Platinum spark plugs last much longer than conventional spark plugs and
perform more consistently over the course of their service life."

One poster said that the gaps of regular spark plugs change as the tips
(aka electrodes) of the spark plugs slowly gets shorter. He said that the
electrodes of the platinum plugs remain about the same for over a year. I
believe that he is correct. I took the a close look at the plugs that were
removed from my vehicle. Some of the gaps were no longer correct. The gap
was only correct in one of the four plugs. When the plugs were
installed--all of the gaps were correct (and the same). Hopefully, when I
remove the platinum plugs in two years--all of the gaps will still be
perfect.

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Old 21 May 2005, 12:09 pm
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On Sat, 21 May 2005 09:56:07 -0700, jason@nospam.com (Jason) wrote:

>In article <neEje.6091$9A2.5088@edtnps89>, "slider"
><daroy@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote:
>
>> they wanted circa 102.00 for a set of 6 for my 2001 accord.I opted for the
>> non platinum...they work fine.
>> good luck!

>
>
>I agree that the regular plugs work as well as platinum plugs. I found the
>following info. at the NGK website--it's the reason I wanted to buy
>platinum plugs:
>
>"Platinum spark plugs last much longer than conventional spark plugs and
>perform more consistently over the course of their service life."
>
>One poster said that the gaps of regular spark plugs change as the tips
>(aka electrodes) of the spark plugs slowly gets shorter. He said that the
>electrodes of the platinum plugs remain about the same for over a year. I
>believe that he is correct. I took the a close look at the plugs that were
>removed from my vehicle. Some of the gaps were no longer correct. The gap
>was only correct in one of the four plugs. When the plugs were
>installed--all of the gaps were correct (and the same). Hopefully, when I
>remove the platinum plugs in two years--all of the gaps will still be
>perfect.


Should check your plugs every 6 months anyway. My old metro, i used to
pull the plugs, and swap with a spare set i hadIn the intervening
months, i'd clean the plugs cmeically, Always had a nice clean,
well-gapped set in my engine.(Then again, custom engine, the entirely
custom-made suspension for it (active hydraulic, like the citroen
activ system) meant this was just the standard thing i did back then.
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