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Old 3rd July 2012
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Default Good grief at the price of the recommended plugs

I did a quick search earlier on the NGK# PLFR6C.10G plugs recommended in this thread (or one referenced in this thread) and the cheapest I saw a set of 6 was $104. Over $17 a piece is a little steep I think. I think I'll try something else. I don't know that mine need to be replaced, but my car has 92K miles and I don't know if they've ever been replaced, so I thought I would go ahead and replace them. I'll let you know what I get and how they seem to perform once I get them in. I'll keep the current ones and clean them up if they still look decent and keep them with all of the other parts I always think I'll need later and never use. Might be different this time since parts seem to be hard to come by lately.
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I posted elsewhere that I used denso iridiums when I changed mine. They worked out well. No difference that I could tell over stock, but anyone that tells you they gained power with a spark plug change is just imagining things.

V-tuner reccomends Denso's so that why I went with them.

I'm a huge fan of advance auto parts. You can get a set of 6 denso Sk20hr11 (long life plugs) for $43 using code A123 (that price includes shipping but not tax). Alternatively if you need more stuff, you could get six plugs, a k&n washable air filter, and a cabin air filter for $96 with free shipping if you use my referral code RAF7JA1102 ($35 off $85).

Rock auto wants $56 for just the densos or $64 for the NGKs.
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he recommended IKH22 for me... huh.

I got mine from sparkplugauto.com for about $45 shipped i think.

I did my plugs in about 1.5 hours. good instructions in this thread.
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The 22's are a slighly colder plug, but V-tuner only requires them for stage 1 or beyond. Since I'm stage 0, 20 series are fine. Plus they are better at reducing carbon fouling.

In the end, either the 22's or the 20's will be fine for 124saab's non-tuned (I assume) 2.8 V6.
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http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=232221

if interested i still have these, i could let them go for 25 plus shipping.
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I got shipped an IKH20 by mistake that they dont want back that anyone can have for $5 plus shippin...
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Heck yeah. When and where? I meant for the set. Just noticed the new post for a single plug after I posted my reply.
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You can get 6 IKH20 from Advance Auto for $31 (plus tax) using coupon code A123. My local store carries this plug in stock so you can do free in store pickup.

Not to get involved in your transaction but $25 plus shipping seems a bit steep to me.
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You can get 6 IKH20 from Advance Auto for $31 (plus tax) using coupon code A123. My local store carries this plug in stock so you can do free in store pickup.

Not to get involved in your transaction but $25 plus shipping seems a bit steep to me.
Excuse me?

Look man if you want the plugs lemme know, if not that's fine i don't need to sell them. Apparently lexington is a rep for advanced auto, that or a nosey *** ****. Now i remember why i sold my saab and left this community. *** clown

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You're upset because I showed him a better deal? Nice attitude. I only have the interests of my fellow Saab drivers at heart. Sorry if that hurts your profits.
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You're upset because I showed him a better deal? Nice attitude. I only have the interests of my fellow Saab drivers at heart. Sorry if that hurts your profits.
Profits?
I'm pretty sure I bought them @ 9.50 a piece x 6 + shipping = more than your sorry *** quoting 31$ eat a dick and try a calculator.

Advanced Auto has them for more than what he will pay from me.

Awesome Im glad you found a deal on the internet. Apparently you are a genius and can google search, wow good for you. Wanna be euro *****. The point here is you were not even in the thread and you come in here saying im ripping him off?? Sorry i didnt take time to search for the best deal for him. I simply have 6 unused plugs that I personally paid around 60 bucks for a few months back. I thought I was doing him a solid by offering them for under half what I paid.
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Thanks for this write up guys. This is slightly time consuming (if its your first time) but its not that difficult. I changed my sparkplugs yest, but I still get a misfired on 3rd cylinder (bad coil). Luckily it looks like I only have to remove the ECM and then swap out the coil.
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Has anyone tried the autolite sparkplugs ? Are sold in Autozone Autolite XP 5325 ....
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Has anyone tried the autolite sparkplugs ? Are sold in Autozone Autolite XP 5325 ....
General rule of thumb is, you buy them for cars you don't care about..
Check out Advance Auto Parts.
You can get the denso's for ~$33 with coupon ES123. Supposedly as good as the NGK's in our cars
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General rule of thumb is, you buy them for cars you don't care about..
Check out Advance Auto Parts.
You can get the denso's for ~$33 with coupon ES123. Supposedly as good as the NGK's in our cars
Thanks for the coupon code, I will pick up my set today.
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I can't for the life of me find the tightening torque for plugs on the 2.8.
Can someone chime in with this?
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Default 2.8 spark plug torque specs

V6 engine
Type ____________________________ PLFR6C 10G (mine uses DILFR7B10G)

Electrode gap _____________________ 0.9
1.0 mm
Tightening torque __________________ 20 ft.lb. (28 Nm)



Hope this helps

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V6 engine
Type ____________________________ PLFR6C 10G (mine uses DILFR7B10G)

Electrode gap _____________________ 0.9
1.0 mm
Tightening torque __________________ 20 ft.lb. (28 Nm)



Hope this helps
How did you find out the 08 Aero XWD uses the DILFR7B-10G? Most supplier websites list PLFR6C-10G as the OEM plug for our XWD v6 cars, including NGKs part finder. I cant find the spark plug spec in my manual. I came across only one site that says for a B284 engine (doesnt specify B284R) to use the DILFR7B.

I ask because its time for me to change my plugs and I want to use the OEM plugs seeing as I've had no issues. I haven't had the time to pull out my existing plugs. Would the spec be written on the plug anyway? My dealership wants $20 per plug and couldn't tell me the NGK model number.
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How did you find out the 08 Aero XWD uses the DILFR7B-10G? Most supplier websites list PLFR6C-10G as the OEM plug for our XWD v6 cars, including NGKs part finder. I cant find the spark plug spec in my manual. I came across only one site that says for a B284 engine (doesnt specify B284R) to use the DILFR7B.

I ask because its time for me to change my plugs and I want to use the OEM plugs seeing as I've had no issues. I haven't had the time to pull out my existing plugs. Would the spec be written on the plug anyway? My dealership wants $20 per plug and couldn't tell me the NGK model number.
I pulled the plugs out of my car and that was the OEM plug. I ordered GM part# 55564748 and I received the DILFR7B-10Gs. My dealer wanted $25 each. Got them online for about $10 each plus shipping.

Have you had any issues with coil Packs? The OEM packs were not designed for our cars. If you do have to replace them (I had 2 failures and decided to change them all. Once you get to plugs 1, 3 and 5 you'll understand why) use part# 12629037 - not 12613057. They are supposed to hold up better with the XWD tune.
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