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Offline brettl

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Spark plug question
« on: March 14, 2014, 03:12:37 pm »
What brand of plugs have you had the best luck with in your Stihl saws?

I'm asking because I'm going to be buying a bunch of plugs for my different Stihl saws. I hope this question isn't considered to trivial.  Thanks everyone
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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 03:28:03 pm »
It's like a ford chevy dodge thing. Everyone has their likes.  Me Bosch

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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 03:45:58 pm »
Unlike years ago, even the spark plug manufacturer's have stepped up their game and are making a much better product.  Hard to find a 'bummer' plug anymore.

That said, I find NGK plugs to do fine and they are easily found too.





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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 04:34:45 pm »
Back around the turn of the century, Stihl had a bad rash of bum Bosch plugs from India, so I switched my customers to Champions, and they were happy.

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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 06:10:59 pm »
Just bought a box of Bosch

I switched over from NGK over a year ago
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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 07:03:56 pm »
I've had good luck with NGK in the last 14-15 years. But some saws have Champion and others Bosch. I only buy the NGK's but some of my saws came with other brands. If they were the correct plug in that brand for the saw, they stayed.
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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 11:04:57 pm »
I use Champion in my saws.    Does not matter who made the saw.
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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 07:34:19 am »
Bosch, NGK, Champion whichever I get the best price on.  Back in the "Day" would not use anything but Autolite.  Would now but too hard to come by for 2 stroke.  I don't think it really matters on which of the big 3 there will be failures in every brand.  What I won't use is Denso got a box for a buck a piece to try.  Half were bad or failed in very short order.  Threw the rest in trash wasn't going to chase them any more. 
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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 10:06:14 am »
I like Bosch and NGK equal. But none of my vendors carry Bosch so I sell NGK and have good luck with them.
And can get them for about 25% cheaper than Bosch.

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Re: Spark plug question
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 12:39:03 pm »
 You have to watch with Champion.  If you just buy the regular 'oem' plug, you get the aluminum core.  If you want the copper core plug you have to specify.  I try to stick with Champion, made in the good old USA.     
 For testing I recently picked up a box of Autolite Platinum/Iridium tipped plugs for small engines?  Had not seen them before and I suppose they didnt sell well because of their cost?  The distributors are wholesaling them now, previously they retailed around $10 each.   
 
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