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Old 27-Mar-2007, 01:43 PM
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plugs for b16?

what kind of plugs should i run in my b16a2?
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 01:47 PM
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ngk v-power (copper core)...the cheap ones.
BKR6E
BKR6E-N11

Either of these plugs are what you need.....gap them to about .044
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 01:49 PM
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Agreed I use BKR6E-N11 or Stock plugs from Honda that come pre-gapped
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 01:54 PM
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alright thanks. just a quick question for you tho. isnt that plug a really hot plug? i'm just learning about civics and all but i know bikes usually use a colder plug. just a question. i guess the b16's liek the hotter plug?
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 08:41 PM
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I'm using NGK BKR6EIX-11, they're iridium tipped, and the gap should be 0.051" or 0.052" for a B16 (according to helms). They're pretty good, I noticed a big difference in smoothness when I changed my plugs.... yeah, my old plugs were pretty warn though.... the iridium stuff is more expensive than the platinum though

Edit: Oh yeah, make sure you DON'T gap plugs that have thin tips, like the thin platinum or iridium.... you can gap copper plugs though
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 09:19 PM
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i wouldn't really use a colder plug in a stock b16.

But b16s come stock with BKR6E-N11's.
I use BKR7E in my car (higher compression b16).
And have used the 8's and 9's in some turbo cars i've tuned (higher boost levels), but i still use the copper cores. I, along with many other tuners i know, prefer the copper cores.
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 09:41 PM
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im using the platium ones.
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Originally posted by trigga
im using the platium ones.
At least 1 step colder i would hope.
I always thought the general rule of thumb is for every full point of compression higher than stock, 1 step colder plugs should be used.
So you should prolly be using a 7-8 heat range plug on ur car trigga if you have a high compression b20vtec.
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how do u gap the plugs???
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with a spark plug gapping tool

and sometimes my special tarmack tool
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 11:29 PM
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im using the 7 ngk platium. im running 12.5 copression or a little higher.
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