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Currently using NGK iridium spark plugs in the escape. My fuel efficiency has improved a bit. They seem to be quite durable, as i have not experienced any problems.

This is the first time, i have experimented with " iridium" technology. I am impressed. :)
 

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I've wondered about using NGK spark plugs in my 2002 Escape.
That's all I've ever used in my old Kawasaki - of course NGKs are oem on the motorcycle.

Motorcraft & Autolite are the usually recommended spark plugs for the Escape.
Autolite makes the Motorcraft plugs. The Autolite Double Platinums are often times mentioned as a good choice. My car currently has the Autolite Platinums - that's what the cross-reference showed & the DPs weren't listed. I wouldn't hesitate to try the NGKs. Avoid using Champions - the ceramic insulator on them is known to crack &/or break.
 

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The NGK and denso iridiums were stock on my Vibe, MS3 and I think my cobalt SS too. They are a very nice plug. I got a I4 escape so I'll get those too as it needs them replaced soon I bet.
 

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i was using denso irridiums in my lightning. they last long, but at $8 + each, it was easier to go to the ngk plugs at about $2 each.
 

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I JUST put in a set of platinum 4's (NIGHTMARE!!!) and the parts guy told me that everyone that used the iridium plugs went back to the P-4's...no difference in performance but a HUGE difference in price!

So far they have smoothed out the motor and quieted things down significantly...I also swapped the fuel filter at the same time.
 

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I'm just about due to change my spark plugs and I want to go with the best possible choice. I hear pulsars tend to be problematic so I was thinking of NGK iridium plugs. Anyone else have good experience with them? Would they make a noticable difference if you have an xcal tuner?
 

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Zepp774 said:
I'm just about due to change my spark plugs and I want to go with the best possible choice. I hear pulsars tend to be problematic so I was thinking of NGK iridium plugs. Anyone else have good experience with them? Would they make a noticable difference if you have an xcal tuner?
yup never had a bad plug with them and they work good. The spark plug wont make a huge difference when tuning. The big difference in plugs is when you are FI and go a step colder. These do help smooth a little out though...I think..;) my idle was a tad smoother but I did replace plugs that had 100k miles on them.
 

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Will NGK GP Platinum (TR55GP) work OK in a 2001 3l engine (Mazda Tribute)?
Will they last as long as the OEM?

Thank you
 

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I tried some NGK on our Escorts. No change in fuel economy or operations. Last plugs installed were Motorcraft and the 98 Sport was running fine with those. The Y2K ZX2 was toast as it swallowed a valve and headed off to the crusher. I didn't check to see if it was the NGK involved or not. Didn't care.

08 Tribbie has the factory Motorcrafts on it. All is well too!

My recommendation is save your money, buy the Motorcraft.
 

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good to see that Autolite was a recommended plug for the escapes...makes me feel better since I put 4 Autolite XP Xtreme performance plugs in my 05 escape lol
 
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