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Old 12-27-2019, 09:12 AM   #1
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Spark plug suggestion

Probably opening a can of worms but looking for replacement spark plugs for a 97 986 2.5. Local dealer quoted me $23 each, gotta be a less expensive option. Just wanting stock specs, nothing performance. Prefer something I can pickup at local chain-Autozone, oreillys etc since I have short time to put these in my “home for the holidays” sons car.

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Old 12-27-2019, 09:30 AM   #2
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You can go to Autozone and pick up whatever they recommend.

Any of these will work fine. Priced $4-$7 each.

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Old 12-27-2019, 10:08 AM   #3
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Probably opening a can of worms but looking for replacement spark plugs for a 97 986 2.5. Local dealer quoted me $23 each, gotta be a less expensive option. Just wanting stock specs, nothing performance. Prefer something I can pickup at local chain-Autozone, oreillys etc since I have short time to put these in my “home for the holidays” sons car.



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I think it's only a can o worms for one member here, who famously told us he could feel a difference in power between spark plug brands. (The rest of us snickered at that, hahaha)

I'm with stone: go get something they recommend at autozone and forget about it.

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Thanks for the reasonable responses.....
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Old 12-27-2019, 04:57 PM   #5
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If you don't have to have them right now I would suggest you order them from Pelican Parts the sponsor of this great forum .
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:31 AM   #6
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Copper plugs are s upposed to provide better spark, but they don't last as long. Iridium are much more expensive, but have much longer life, too. I believe I put in the Nippon Denso iridiums, the engine had previously had Beru, which I think was OEM. I get most of my auto parts at the Rock, I think mine had a rebate. Always had good results with ND, I have ND coil caps in both my cars. And a set of ND O2 sensors in waiting for the Boxster. Coils and sensors are still crazy expensive, tho.

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