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Old 05-16-2001, 03:38 AM
etsa etsa is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 147
Plugs Are Here!!!

Hi All:

Well, I got the new Iridium plugs for my 1987 260E one week earlier than expected. With shipping to Hawaii it costed $16.00 per plug.

After installation, the first thing I noticed was a very high idle. My mechanic immediately took care of this problem. From a idle of 700rpm it idled at about 1800rpm with just a plug change.

Now my idle is silky smooth and the car has some real get up and go. I am very happy with them.

It seems to have a smoother acceleration and I do feel a difference in power. It feels like it has more torque. That I am pleased with. I don't have pinging like I did with the Bosch platinum plugs.

I think since it runs smoother I will have better gas mileage unless my foot has something to say about that. I average about 20-22mpg right now and I will let you know after a few fillups.

Well, that is a wrap for now on the new plugs. I will keep you all posted on occasion on how the wear on the plugs are and if I encounter any plug related problems.

1987 260E Charcoal Grey 157,000 Miles
1987 260E Forest Green 120,000 Miles
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