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 Post subject: Re: rusty red coloured plugs after fitting turbocharger
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:59 pm 
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I occaisionally use BP Ultimate, and have never seen my plugs any colour other than a light tan. I regularly use Vortex 98. Having said that, a new set of plugs might be the cure of my intermittent missing issue........

 

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 Post subject: Re: rusty red coloured plugs after fitting turbocharger
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:05 pm 
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yea new plugs are on the list.. even though the ones i used were iridiums they have been in 2 engines and done about 40'000+ kms..
they have had a far amount of punnishment, as in alot of pinging and fouling up from when i first fitted the supercharger and having a bodgy tune...
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Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:14 pm 
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DA22LE wrote:
I occaisionally use BP Ultimate, and have never seen my plugs any colour other than a light tan. I regularly use Vortex 98. Having said that, a new set of plugs might be the cure of my intermittent missing issue........


I only use the other mob if my tank is near empty on the long haul across country. how would you know if the premium stuff is in short supply but unwittingly fill up with substitute mixture of low grade unleaded with a dose of octane booster? LOL

95% of the time I only use Ultimate but you never know because I'm encountering a slight misfire and rough idle at times.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rusty red coloured plugs after fitting turbocharger
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:04 pm 
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DA22LE wrote:
I occaisionally use BP Ultimate, and have never seen my plugs any colour other than a light tan. I regularly use Vortex 98. Having said that, a new set of plugs might be the cure of my intermittent missing issue........


I only use the other mob if my tank is near empty on the long haul across country. how would you know if the premium stuff is in short supply but unwittingly fill up with substitute mixture of low grade unleaded with a dose of octane booster? LOL

95% of the time I only use Ultimate but you never know because I'm encountering a slight misfire and rough idle at times.

My idle is fine all the time......

I do take your point tho'...we are at the mercy of the petrol giants...

FWIW...BP Ultimate is worth a few more Kms on the highway. Currently getting around 14L/100km with Vortex.......I get a staff discount thru Woolies/Caltex.....hehehe..

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 Post subject: Re: rusty red coloured plugs after fitting turbocharger
Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:03 pm 
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I think mine just needs replacing because it's the original iridium that came with the ute.

Lucky bugger with his stuff discount. :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:58 pm 
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you always get your fuel from the same place when you can manage to do so? is the current tank from a different place that where you usually go?

Not much point approaching the servo even if it is proven to be contaminated, they simply don't care, not really an industry renowned for after sales service.




I've had success with a few servos with getting them to pay for repairs after contaminated was found.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Is your intercooler piping mild steel? Could be some contamination in your piping.
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Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:36 pm 
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Is your intercooler piping mild steel? Could be some contamination in your piping.


nope, stainless steel...
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Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:38 pm 
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My plugs that i just pulled were this colour too, im never using BP again ill push it to the nearest servo next time.

Always use shell 98 vpower never had issues before with it.
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