Thread: Bosch Plugs
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Old 08-03-2001, 06:29 AM
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At this point you may be wondering WHY NOT platinums.

There have been a mention or two of rumored catastrophic failure involving a platinum plug breaking and ruining an engine. I would think that the chance of this actually occurring would be remote.

The practical reason we use copper core plugs in the six cylinders is that the platinum plug has a very thin center electrode for cost saving reasons. This thin electrode produces a thin spark. The copper plug with its wide electrode produces a fat spark. In the sixes of this vintage, and I expect the V8's as well, the ignition system will not produce enough energy to give a smooth idle with the platinums.

Just thought you might like to know.

Have a great day,
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