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 Post subject: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:43 pm 
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98 Chevy Metro 3cyl 5sp 1.0L

Put these plugs in today and noticed a big improvement over the champions the previous owner had installed. Pull is smoother throught the gears and mellowed out the idle. Bought them at O'reilly because they were $1 a plug cheaper than advanced(the zone don't carry them).Bought them for about $19 total including tax. Gotta love only having to buy 3.

Part Number: E3.46

Have these in my daily driver (94 Ford Escort Wagon 1.9L auto) for over a year and still pleased with the performance. Nothing is aftermarket on that car other than the K&N panel filter. Currently that car gets 36 MPG highway.

Metro is not road legal currently so MPG gains I'll experiment with when its finished.

Anyone else try them?

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:02 am 
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Not saying anything against the E3 plugs, but anything is an upgrade over Champions... well ok maybe not AC-Delcos... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:05 am 
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The only thing I like champions in is my weed whacker.

Usually I'm all for NGK but I really like these E3's, and they're cheaper than the NGK iridiums.

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:34 am 
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Location: Surrey, BC CANADA
We sell the E3's at Lordco, and have had about a 50/50 mixed review on them.
Lordco here sells
NGK
Bosch
Autolite
AC Delco
Champion
E3
Basically All of them
I am just trying a set of the Bosch Fusions right now and they seem to work really well in Jr's 93 GT

One thing I know is NGK outsells all the other brands combined in our company.
I am an NGK fan also, But there really is no need to go any better than a V Groove.

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:19 pm 
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I've had the bosch in the escort, and a 98 1.0 I used to own and wasn't pleased with the performance. I ended up changing them a year or so later just cause they felt weak(the NGKs I replaced them with prooved that). My 92 honda civic EX I had bosch +4's in and one plug failed. NGK remedied that also. Turned around and used the bosch in my 88 Volvo 240 and they were wonderful in that car. I find every car is picky about everything when it comes to fine tuning.

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:56 pm 
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They're sold at Canadian Tire too. I think they're getting phased out though, I rarely see them on the shelf. I haven't personally used them, but I would be concerned about the shape of the ground electrode shielding the flame front. This plug goes against all the principles of sparkplug indexing.

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:43 am 
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Still sounds like an angry swarm of hornets. I installed an advanced timing gear, the 8mm Accel wires, upgraded battery terminals, 4 gauge hot lead wire, multiple grounding, and plenty of dielectric grease, the car runs great. Smooth is the only word to describe its operation. Anyone else USED these?

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:13 pm 
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I like E3's a lot. i bought a set for my metro and loved them. when i bought my swift i put them in it with a brand new one. id been running them in my metro for about a year before i swapped them over, my swift had a blown head-gasket and washed out all the cylinders. i was goin through a quart of 20w50 every 4 to 7 days( without a single leak) they never missed a beat till i rebuilt the motor i belive six months or more later. tough plugs, try burning that oil with NGKs :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Ran these for maybe 3 months on my 97 1.3 auto. wasn't impressed. I Not sure if there was a defect, but kept running into misfire and computer cutting off power for a few revolutions. Judging by the other reviews though, maybe it was just on my end.

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:41 pm 
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heh, ill just get sparkies from the junkyard from now on. if they are in good condition, does not matter the gap, that can be easily adjusted.

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 Post subject: Re: E3 Spark Plug Review
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:26 pm 
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I use bkr5ek , unmatched performance, plug fouling , oil burning, you name it, plus they are reliable . I change them only because it's theyr due date 45k km

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