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bugz1racing 01-22-2011 11:13 AM

How did this happen?
 
Does anyone know what might have caused this to happen to one of my spark plugs? It is a Bosch Platinum.


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FireRanger 01-22-2011 11:17 AM

Re: How did this happen?
 
You answered your own question actually.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bugz1racing (Post 303133)
It is a Bosch Platinum.

That's what they do when you put them in Ford trucks. They fail. Don't ask why. They fail. Autolite or Motorcraft only my friend. They'll last 100,000 miles. Bosch and other brands fail within a few thousand if they even get that far. Hopefully the entire center piece falling out of it didn't damaged anything in the cylinder.

01_ranger_4x4 01-22-2011 11:19 AM

Re: How did this happen?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FireRanger (Post 303136)
You answered your own question actually.



That's what they do when you put them in Ford trucks. They fail. Don't ask why. They fail. Autolite or Motorcraft only my friend. They'll last 100,000 miles. Bosch and other brands fail within a few thousand if they even get that far. Hopefully the entire center piece falling out of it didn't damaged anything in the cylinder.

yep, the man is right. stick with MC. i had nothing but problems using Bosch plugs in the past

wahvtec 01-22-2011 12:01 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
fords are renowned for there pickyness with spark plugs autolite has done me well and motorcraft is oem and probobaly best

TurdFX4 01-22-2011 12:15 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
Hank Hill only uses Autolite

bugz1racing 01-22-2011 12:30 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
It has Autolites in it now. I about shit when I seen the plug.

STL 01-22-2011 12:31 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
My bosh plugs looked the same and only had 5-6K on them.

Rubber Duck 01-22-2011 01:16 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
How did you know about the plug? Did a CEL tell you or just general maintence?

richarddhoward 01-22-2011 01:25 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
Like stated before, autolite or Motorcraft, I actually have E3's in my pig right now, they are ok, I'll have to put a pic up when I change them out here soon. They've been in the truck probably 20k now, I bought autolites to replace them with.

On a side not about the platinums, if you don't have a higher compression engine, or something like say a tuned up small block, they really aren't going to do you any good. They aren't made for trucks like ours really, they tout them as being king shiznit, but I haven't seen one test period proving they are any better on a normal engine.

As for Bosch, generally they make great stuff, but they work better in the imports, and German stuff. I took some out of a BMW with easy 100k on them, they looked like hell, but with 100k of spark I wasn't suprised, they ran great though.

bugz1racing 01-22-2011 04:03 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubber Duck (Post 303199)
How did you know about the plug? Did a CEL tell you or just general maintence?

It started running really rough at idle and felt like it was chugging along at 55.

DiabloBlanco 01-22-2011 04:03 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
Holy balls.

Clinton 01-22-2011 04:10 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
I know what plugs to buy now

STL 01-22-2011 04:12 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bugz1racing (Post 303307)
It started running really rough at idle and felt like it was chugging along at 55.

My mpg's went down a lot. Plus it was struggling at highway speeds.

wahvtec 01-22-2011 06:09 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
dont fall four that quad tip 18 tip spark plug gimmic stuff and never trust pre gaps. Just remember u do need 47 tips because electricity takes the path of least resistance it doesnt produce more sparks or huge sparks.

dixie_boysles 01-22-2011 09:29 PM

Re: How did this happen?
 
I literally had a Bosch Platinum blow out of my block leaving only the metal threaded part. Sounded like a shotgun going off. Piece of shit plugs


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