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#12813499 - 07/02/18 10:59 AM Spark Plugs
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When changing out your plugs, do you stay with the NKG's that came factory or do you go with a different brand?
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#12813513 - 07/02/18 11:09 AM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: Topwater2]
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why change? stay with what the factory put in.side note don't buy them at a marine dealer,go to an auto supply store,lot less money and the same plug,know the no. when you go

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#12813540 - 07/02/18 11:27 AM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: Topwater2]
David Rush Offline
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I’d suggest doing a little research before you change the plugs. There are lots of topics on bbc about plugs. Iridium, indexing, and gapping are all things you need to know about. Different motors have different requirements, but I know they recommend certain iridium plugs on Mercs not ngk. Some may or may not need indexing.
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#12813546 - 07/02/18 11:32 AM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: Topwater2]
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#12813569 - 07/02/18 11:45 AM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: Topwater2]
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Stick with factory. I have seen posts where people have changed to other brands and they couldn't hold up and the tips come off or maybe they are just a hair longer and beat the piston top. Some have caused blown motors also

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#12813636 - 07/02/18 12:18 PM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: David Rush]
machinist Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Rush
I’d suggest doing a little research before you change the plugs. There are lots of topics on bbc about plugs. Iridium, indexing, and gapping are all things you need to know about. Different motors have different requirements, but I know they recommend certain iridium plugs on Mercs not ngk. Some may or may not need indexing.


You can buy NGK in Iridium, copper and several other materials. Ngk's are what come in Mercs from the factory.
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#12813742 - 07/02/18 01:37 PM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: the skipper]
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
Stick with factory. I have seen posts where people have changed to other brands and they couldn't hold up and the tips come off or maybe they are just a hair longer and beat the piston top. Some have caused blown motors also
This, don't risk it!

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#12813805 - 07/02/18 02:56 PM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: Topwater2]
Topwater2 Offline
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Thanks folks, NGK it is.
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#12814405 - 07/02/18 10:45 PM Re: Spark Plugs [Re: machinist]
David Rush Offline
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Originally Posted By: machinist
Originally Posted By: David Rush
I’d suggest doing a little research before you change the plugs. There are lots of topics on bbc about plugs. Iridium, indexing, and gapping are all things you need to know about. Different motors have different requirements, but I know they recommend certain iridium plugs on Mercs not ngk. Some may or may not need indexing.


You can buy NGK in Iridium, copper and several other materials. Ngk's are what come in Mercs from the factory.


You are correct... sorry I mistyped that. Not sure why I said not NGK.
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