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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:42 am
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Default What spark plugs would you install in 2004 Honda Accord 6-cyl 4-door?

I am looking for better performance and better gas mileage. Are NGK's good, or something better?
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:44 am
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I used the +4 bosch in a 1989 celica and it took off like a rocket, and I think I didn't loose any mileage either.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:46 am
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the factory recommended and the correct gap,never mind that other stuff,a lot of times its a rip off or just a waste of money
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:50 am
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I always use factory parts. NGK's are recommended on japanese cars. Especially Hondas. It's pre-gapped so all you do is plug and go. Tip: When removing the plugs use the spark plug boot to take them out since the plug is way down there.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:56 am
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Use Iridiums, pre gapped. I run them on all my hondas, and I have 3. They are great. You want a plug with the least resistance.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:02 am
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I agree with using NGKs, but take the time to set the correct gap. Pre-gapped plugs are set with a small gap just in case the car they go into doesn't have a particularly high secondary voltage. Your Honda can run a .044 gap, and that's what you should set. Pre-gapped plugs are for lazy people who don't want to invest 99 cents for a gapper and three minutes' worth of work.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:06 am
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you should use ngk.do not gap the plugs.this car takes platinum plugs and the are pregapped. if you do gap them, you will scratch the platinum causing premature wear.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:10 am
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Autolite, ACDelco, Bosch, Champion and NGK all make plugs for your Accord. NGK Premium Platinum or Iridium plugs cost about $3 each. Champion copper plus plugs cost $1.50. Either the precious metal plugs or inexpensive plugs will make the car run just fine. The primary reason that car manufacturers use platinum plugs as original equipment is so the plugs last longer and they can claim plug maintenance isn't needed for 100K miles. Changing the plugs is often difficult on a front wheel drive, V6 car and owners like to think they can put off changing the plugs. It is not a good idea to leave plugs in any car for more than 30000 miles or so without at least removing them and lubricating the threads. A plug left in for 100K miles may be very hard or impossible to remove without damaging the threads in the engine head.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 09:18 am
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Use NGK Platnums and make sure the check the gap. You never know if the guy at the factory got lazy.Stay away from the fancy plugs, the bosch +2 and +4 are gimmick plugs and will foul out quickly in your honda. Stick with NGK or even Denso's would be fine.
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