Anyone have opinion/experience regarding 'pulsating' spark plugs?

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Old 03-15-12, 07:23 AM
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Anyone have opinion/experience regarding 'pulsating' spark plugs?

I am replacing my plugs in an '07 kia spectra which takes iridium.
This is my first plug change(almost 100k on engine). While searching for the plug according to Chiltons manual(some strange, expensive plug) I saw on Sparkplug.com a Pulstar iridium "Pulse Plus" plug they deemed as ultimate class for my car.
Sounded like an intriguing concept. I just don't know anything about this technology.
My car runs great even after the miles on it.
I just don't want to introduce a wrench into the works.
Hoping the plugs in the car are still for sale.
So, any opinions about this type of plug or the Pulstar brand would be helpful.
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Old 03-15-12, 07:46 AM
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Get the same brand as whats in their now. Likely NGK...$7 ea at Autozone. Best way to know is just pull one out.

Many Pro mechanics here have solved problems just by putting in OEM plugs and wires.
 
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Old 03-15-12, 07:54 AM
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Oops....didn't realize you were the same poster as the question yesterday.

Same info applies.

If those plugs were so great....everyone would use them.
 
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There have been "new and improved" spark plugs around my whole career. All they do is make a few bucks for the seller. If they were so great the mfgr. would install them. Stay with oem and stay out of trouble.
 
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Old 03-19-12, 04:56 AM
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Just to expand on wrench's comments, the reason the car makers would put them in their cars in a New York minute if they were so great would be to increase their overall average fuel mileage for the product line thereby keeping the feds off their case.
 
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Old 03-20-12, 06:56 AM
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yeah, I passed on the 'ultimate' plugs for my car.
All the informed sources said iridium plugs were in the car and are the ones to use as replacements.
What came out were Champion Double Platinums. NGK iridium went in--with some anti-seize.
I guess 2X platinum and iridum both have a fairly long life.

Thanx for the info.
 
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