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Spark Plugs??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by VnDrWLawnCare, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. VnDrWLawnCare

    VnDrWLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    I was just curious on what brand of plugs most of you guys prefer. Do you have a specific brand that you purchase for everything, or do you go by the specifications in the manual?
    I was just wondering. Since I have been told some different things by my dealer on what plug to use.
    Eric:blob2:
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    My Shindaiwa/Redmax dealer recommends Honda plugs for 2 cycle engines, so that's what I use and I've had great luck with them.
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    ive used champion in a lot of things . but switched
    on my z and it just plain didnt sound strong at all .
    took them right back out. it may have run just fine but ill never know,as it sounded wimpy on champions. it had been running nkg
     
  4. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    On small engines and 2 cycles we prefer Nippon Densos. Second choice would be NGKs. Champions and other american plugs just don't last or work as well. On our larger gas engines that are american made Champions work better than NDs or NGKs.
     
  5. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    ngk in everything
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I run NGK's also. They seem to last much longer in all my equipment.

    My mustang street motor was a testing bed for many things. I tried many different types of plugs. Bosch sucks by the way. The NGK's lasted longer under harder conditions and were the most responsive. Autolites would come in second. My 600 hp race motor will run only NGK's.
     
  7. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    In my Kohler 25's work great.

    My "junk" Kohler 25's (2 of them) have logged about 3400 hours with no troubles.

    Plugs: Bosch Platinmum
    Gas: 93 Premium unleaded June, July, Aug, Sept,
    87 Unleaded March, April, Oct, Nov.
    Oil: Mobil 1 15W-50 synthetic changed each 300 hours.
    Air Filter: Stock w/ 5w-30 oil on pre-cleaner, kept pristine-clean.
    Oil Filter: Deutch or Wix. NEVER NEVER a FRIGGIN FRAM!!!

    Ken
     
  8. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Did you say 300 hours on an oil change? Thats a little extreme wouldn't you say? The manufacturer recomends 50 even with synthetics. I run synthetics and have never gotten the mfg to admit they are better.
     

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