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Old 09-Aug-2007, 11:59 PM
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what spark plugs to use in '97 civic CX? - total newbie...

hi all..
total newbie here to civics..
what spark plugs should i go with for my '97 civic cx? i need something not too expensive (was hoping to go with coppers) as this is my beater, but effective. i have always used ngk v-powers in my maximas, and liked them.


also, what to gap the plugs at?

the car i am doing the tune-up on is a 97 civic cx 5 speed hatch with the 1.6L non v-tec motor.

anyone know the engine code for this motor? d16something or another?

thanks
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Old 10-Aug-2007, 12:36 AM
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the v powers will do just fine even the g power lol just dont use platinum =junk
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Old 10-Aug-2007, 11:31 AM
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what are you guys gapping at?
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Old 10-Aug-2007, 12:45 PM
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have you never used that little book at crappy tire to look up your car to find out what plugs to buy????? or a parts store and ask the person what ones to use? and normally you dont need to gap a plug
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Originally posted by janz3n
have you never used that little book at crappy tire to look up your car to find out what plugs to buy????? or a parts store and ask the person what ones to use? and normally you dont need to gap a plug
no, i want to know if there is a preferred type/brand here, rather than going with what crappy tire reccomends.
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crappy tire recomends a few different brands for your car though. v power works fine for me.
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Old 20-Aug-2007, 11:44 PM
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actually u should gap the plugs if they are the low-end traditional plugs, u don't gap platinum or iridium plugs because they come with a set gap and if u try to gap them u can very easily break the electrode
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Originally posted by janz3n
have you never used that little book at crappy tire to look up your car to find out what plugs to buy????? or a parts store and ask the person what ones to use? and normally you dont need to gap a plug
Well, if the part number is say BKR6E-11 the "11" means it has a pre-set gap of .044".
But i would recommend always checking the gap (unless you are using platinum or iridium plugs, but i don't know who uses those anyways).
I prefer to use the copper core v-power or "race" plugs on even the high WHP setups i tune. I like the "race" plugs b/c they are the non-resistor type, better suited for high WHP setups.
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v-powa ftw
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