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Old 06-23-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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Spark plugs?

1998 460 engine, what are the preferred/best spark plugs to go with when doing a tune up? I know on my 1985 Yamaha Virago, when I switched from the Yamaha recommended NKG spark plugs to Autolite AP 63 plugs I got quicker starts and better mileage (47 mpg). So, in getting ready to tune up this rolling brick, I was wondering if there was a spark plug thar would make any noticeable improvements.


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1998 460 engine, what are the preferred/best spark plugs to go with when doing a tune up? I know on my 1985 Yamaha Virago, when I switched from the Yamaha recommended NKG spark plugs to Autolite AP 63 plugs I got quicker starts and better mileage (47 mpg). So, in getting ready to tune up this rolling brick, I was wondering if there was a spark plug thar would make any noticeable improvements.


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Our old carbed 460, I just used the Autolite plugs like most have used for years. Them Autolites, years ago if you got a skip, you run the tar out of the car on a long road & they would clean them self & start working again.

I never had a plug problem on our class A with the 460, but then again the heads never stayed on long enough to mess a spark plug up.

That Yamaha must have had counterfit plugs, because the name of them suppose the be NGK, not NKG.

On a more real world type of thinking, if Champion, Autolite, any of the plug MFGs made a good spark plug, would they still be in business ?, because you would only need one set in a life time if they were good.

Remember, we have schools that teach engineering & they must be teaching them how to make a product fail instead of last a long time.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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Hi Rider,

If the existing plugs are rather old and worn, then any set of new plugs would be better. Would they make a "noticeable improvement"? Probably not unless some of the old ones were misfiring or dead.

So if the old plugs are just old but still firing off OK . . .
Will your gas mileage improve? No.
Will fancy multi-electrode with rare earth metals work better? No.
Will the opposite sex be more attracted to you? No.

Bottom line, do the tune up and be satisfied with 7 MPG.
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Now Nick, be honest, you got no idea about the opposite sex part, cause you dont know what he looks like.
I know this from my years of living, seems like the ugliest guys always get the best looking women, but the best looking women seam to be the highest upkeep, so if it was me I would pick out the women didnt look that good.
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