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Old 02-23-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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Gas mileage

Has anyone tried any of the so called preformance spark plugs such as the Pulstar Pulse Plugs or E3 to incresre gas mileage.At $5/gai.I need all the help I can get.Tks,ken
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:23 AM   #2
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$5 a gal seems a little on the high side. Its only about $3.10 here.
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I am running Platinum plugs in my Toyota FJ Cruiser & I have not noticed a difference. One way to look at this is paying a little more for a better plug now will increase the mileage at which you need to replace them therefore saving money for more plugs & labor fees. You will also burn the fuel more efficiently, you may not notice but there could be a slight incr in power or performance. Were we are the gas is only at 3.20/gal as of now.
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Southern California gas prices yesterday were $3.54 lowest I could find. I topped of the MH before they went up any higher. I was going to do it last week when gas was .20 lower. Oh well..........
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #5
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Last week Ocala, Florida $3.13 per gal and week before $3.03. Got 60 gals at $3.03 in gas cans I had. today average price $3.20.
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$3.69/gallon here (Diesel)
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Gas was $3.14 at 11:00 am in Blaine, MN and at 6:00pm it had went up to $3.29. I should have bought it in the morning. What can cause it to go up 15cents a gal. in 7 hrs? (Same station)
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dsbike, there is nothing about a platinum plug that will increase MPG over a brand new non platinum plug. The idea behind the platinum is it will not burn off and iround off the center electrode over time so that means you have more consistant MPG through the life of the plug plus like you said you don't have to pay or take the time to replace them as much. With unleaded gas a platinum plug can last for 60,000 miles and a double platinum where both the center electrode and the ground strap on the plug are made of platinum they can go for up to 100,000 miles. The best no nonsense long lasting high performance plug out there is the Nippon Denso or the NGK Iridium plug where the center electrode is a real fine wire and made of Iridium so it will not burn. The idea is that it takes less voltage to fire a fine wire because it remains very sharp and therefore less misfiring. Again, if you car is not misfiring then a special plug like these may not increase MPG and performance but a regular plug cannot maintain that like new condition so things go downhill fast.
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Oil hit $100/barrel today. And that's west Texas. Diesel was already at $4.75/gal in August of '08 when oil first hit $100/barrel in oct '08.

What do you think Diesel will be next month? I bet it will be their this time St Pats day.
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Gas prices are all subjective. You complain about $3.11 a gallon which works out to $0.85 per litre. I pay $1.119 per litre which works out to $4.24 a gallon. Now ask me why all my trips across canada are reached from highways just south of our international border.

I also find it strange that if a flea farts in Tunisia the price of your gas goes up when in reality 80% of your offshore purchases of crude come out of Canada. We all should be paying about half of what we are now but for the pandering of DC to Wall Street.
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Exactly. The need to de-fund the EPA.
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Gas was $3.14 at 11:00 am in Blaine, MN and at 6:00pm it had went up to $3.29. I should have bought it in the morning. What can cause it to go up 15cents a gal. in 7 hrs? (Same station)
Have you watched the news this week?
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If your spark plugs are old then ANY new set will help make it run smoother but you will need MUCH more than that to make a dent in the MPG of a big gasser like yours.

Make the engine run more efficiently with:
* Fresh filters (air & gas)
* Synthetic oil
* Less restrictive air intake and exhaust

These things MIGHT get you an extra 1/2 to 1 MPG.
Fancy spark plugs just spark. Ain't no magic there.
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