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Old 12-06-2005, 08:09 PM
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Grrrrr. Do non-resistor spark plugs still exist?

What a pain!
I know to use only non-resistor Bosch plugs in my '91 103 motor.
So, I check Fastlane - not available, back-ordered.
I check another mail house - same story.
I check a 3rd place in New Jersey - THEY HAVE THEM.

So, I order them, and the next day they arrive, shipped from a warehouse
10 miles away from me in Dallas. BUT THEY ARE THE RESISTOR TYPE - WRONG PART NUMBER.
Well, I pay $8 to ship them to New Jersey on an RMA.

A few days later, I check the 2nd supplier, in Atlanta - THEY HAVE THEM.
Well, you know the rest - they arrive the next day from the same warehouse down the street from me. WRONG AGAIN.
So, now I gotta ship them out if state again, for another $8 lost.

Oh me, sometimes dealer 4X markup doesn't seem so bad.


I wonder if we are going to be SOL with the older non-resistor engines?
Will the resistor plugs work for at least a short while?
Are poor idle, and fouling, and increased emissions, and reduced fuel mileage
the only drawbacks; or can the ignition system suffer over the longterm using resistor plugs?

grrrr again,
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:38 PM
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Try NAPA

and stock up
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:38 PM
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You can also use the NGK non-resistor plugs if you can't find the Bosch. They are out there, you do have to hunt for them though. I had a couple McParts stores tell me they don't make non-resistor plugs any more, and they wanted to argue with me when I told them they were wrong.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:03 PM
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McParts store are correct--as regards American cars--which is all McParts stores are good for.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:13 PM
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I just checked, Fastlane has them in stock right now for $1.70 each.

These are a pretty regularly stocked item, I think. If they're not in stock, try checking back in a couple days or email Phil.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:14 PM
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Wrong.

Most McParts stores can order the H9DC0 or H9DC. Just tell them to type the part number in and order them. Likely, their catalogs list the incorrect plugs.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:39 PM
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Hmmm... the local independent place I get all my parts from can have the H9DC0's in stock next day (as with most stuff).
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:41 PM
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I just got a set right from the dealer for an M104(stock copper, non resistor Bosch plugs). $2.50 each for that price it doesn't pay to shop around.
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:47 PM
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Indeed...I find the dealer near me is quite reasonable in regards to plug cost...I picked up 6 for 13 bucks...non resistor
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:25 PM
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Well, I appealed to my dealer, told him I'd buy 12 if he'd give me a deal.
So, he dropped the price from $4.65 to $2.50.
That's good, but it's too bad you have to go in with your negotiation face on just to get a fair deal.

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Old 12-09-2005, 10:02 PM
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My local NAPA in Jax just burned to the ground! Glad I stocked up.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:51 PM
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I guess it depends on the dealer, we bought six. List price was $2.95 or $3.95 but they knocked it down to $2.50 without me having to ask.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:51 PM
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Speaking of resistor issues. I went to the dealer to pick up 12 for the ML V6 and he said they were $18 a piece list, but he could discount them to $13. That's $156 for my non-mathematical bretheren. I passed.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:55 PM
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Yep the ML would be the M112 V6 that is a different animal. Those plugs only need to be changed every 100k though.

If you think thats bad price out a set of plugs for an XJ8! Jag part prices will make even the most seasoned S600 owner weak in the wallet!
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