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Old 04-21-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Where to buy NGK BKR7Ek-2288

Does anyone know where I can buy NGK BKR7E-6097 spark plugs. The standard plugs for the M44 is a BKR6EK-2288. I need a cold heat range for the DASC.
Pepboys, Autozone, Kraugen, dealership, etc. dont stock them.
I'm looking for a online dealer that has them.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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if they dont stock them cant they at least order them?

seems like they should be able to and it would be pretty quick for them to get them.

but online may be cheaper
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Did you try CarQuest or NAPA?
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No I hadn't I'll try those guys next.
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Does anyone know which vehicle would use NGK BKR7EK-2288 as the OEM plug?
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I'm trying to get a hold of those plugs aswell for my DASC setup. Let me know where you find them.
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Try a motorcycle shop. It's more common to switch heat range on a bike and they can check suppliers by part number (rather than year/model/make).

If you don't find anything let me know, and I'll ask my guys.
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just curious.. what will you gain?

I used Platinum +4 Bosch & they sucked hard - I also used Denso Iriduims (cold) & they sucked even harder.

Currently have 100,000 mile NGK Platinums (from the BMW dealer) & they feel GREAT.

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Does anyone know where I can buy NGK BKR7EK-2288 spark plugs. The standard plugs for the M44 is a BKR6EK-2288. I need a cold heat range for the DASC.
Pepboys, Autozone, Kraugen, dealership, etc. dont stock them.
I'm looking for a online dealer that has them.
Thanks
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:06 AM   #9
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I finally found a shop.
Inline Four in Garden Grove, CA.
http://www.inlinefour.com
They dont stock the BMW plug but can get it next day.
Also $20 for the set of four. Thats dirt cheap.
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noah. what do you notice about the NGK BKR7EK-2288 spark plugs?? how are these better than others? just wondering cuz if its worth it ill spend $20 for a set.
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Since this kinda sorta goes along with this thread I have this question that I have been pondering: Do the NGK plugs work better than the Bosch plugs? I am planning to change the plugs soon and wasn't sure whether I wanted to go with NGK, Bosch, or Champion...
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I donít know if NGK's are better than Bosch. To be honest I would assume that the bosch are better for our cars. I'm changing to the NGK's because they are the only plug I can need in a cooler heat range. For every 75-100hp to increase it is recommended that you change 1 heat range cooler spark plug. The debate regarding spark plugs has gone on for a long time and only recently has anyone produced dyno numbers to support one plug over another. Check out the recent magazine article (possibly in Modified Mag) or http://www.pulstarplug.com/howtheywork.html
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a foreign car repair shop in Red Bank, NJ - which is also an authorized Bosch dealer - told me that (even though he sells all things Bosch) Boch plugs (platinum or not) 'SUCK'. he added that often times people will come to his shop with rough running cars and the first thing he does is change the plugs to anything but Bosch. for some reason Bosch plugs foul up quickly & are simply not good. I had them in my car forever - & once I switched to dealer supplied NGKs - my car just feels better & consistant.

(IMO) stick with dealer supplied platinum NGKs - the 100,000 mile ones - & you'll be happy.

P.S. - (IMO) stay away from Denso IRs & too - no matter what you hear.

P.P.S - (IMO) Champion plugs should only go into your lawn mower.

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When selecting a heat range for your spark plugs, it is entirely dependent upon how deposits are burning off (nor not burning off) the terminal of the plug. The only reliable way to check the plug color is to run the engine at or near WOT then immediately shut the engine off and pull a plug out.

A hot plug will show white burned deposits all along the anode (or the part that attaches to the threaded outer portion of the plug). A cold plug that isn't burning deposits properly will be totally black. You want your plugs to run in the middle somewhere, so you should see a little bit of white/grey at the tip, then turning tan/brown, and still some black showing at the base of the anode.

spark plug temperature ranges won't affect power in any way, but they will ensure that deposits aren't accumulating on the spark plug.

This is a much more common practice in carbureted engines, as constant changes in A/F mixture and timing call for on-the-fly adjustments in plug temperature range.

good resource: hotrodders.com

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:02 PM   #15
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as for the spark plug type and it's effect on power, it's all a matter of how efficient the arc is across the terminals. anyone who claims their spark plugs produce more power are really stretching the truth. If you want to achieve more power by producing a more complete burn of the contents of the combustion chamber, what you want is a multiple-discharge unit for your plugs. e.g. MSD-6A.

Ultimately, though, the difference between an optimally tuned plug setup with MSD compared with any run-of-the-mill $0.99 spark plug is only in the 1% range at best. Consider how much money you're spending on an elaborate ignition system and decide whether or not you're getting any bang for your buck.
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