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    Default Is it worth using Iridium plugs in a 1.8 ?

    Looking around at spark plugs I have seen that the NGK Iridium IX plugs are available for the 1.8.

    Is it worth fitting them or are they best left for the higher performance engines ? would I be better saving some cash and just getting normal ones ?

    TIA

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    Anyone ?

    I suppose they wouldn't do any harm and if performance isn't increased in anyway at least they may last longer - probably for the remaining life of the car ! LOL !

    Was thinking of combined fitting these with fitting a K&N panel filter but not sure about the filter yet.

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    What harm can they do, unless they operate at a higher temperature.....

    I am a diesel man, so cant help too much, Tyreman had them in his 2.2 though, could be worth a PM to him and see what he thinks..

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I think after reading through the blurb, that they run cooler but i'm not sure will have to check. The cheapest i've seen them for is £27 inc P&P so they aren't particularly cheap. Good quality "normal" plugs are about half that.

    Decisions decisions

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    Mind you to fit them would be a whole lot easier than on the 3.2 v6.

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    Yeah you're right there !

    Engine cover off, coil pack off and Viola there they are LOL

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