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Unread 08-26-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
ajxj9197
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Hi guys, vehicle in the title, just bought my first wk and it's about to hit 60k this week. I saw in the sticky thread a few things recommended service wise most of which was done by the dealership like oil change etc when bought but one thing they didn't do was change out the spark plugs. My question to you gents is it necessary to do this right at 60k or can I get away with it at 65k or so? I'm not the most mechanically incline so is it an easy job or a cheap dealer job cost? Thank you for any insight sorry if this is a common question.

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Unread 08-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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The Hemi has 16 plugs, going to cost you around $300 at the stealership. Suggest finding an indy shop that can do the job for half.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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I have a friend who works on all my cars but is more familiar with ford and ls engines. He builds race cars and what not so I'm sure a job like this is still easy just was curious. For replacement plugs what do you suggest?
Also is I a must to replace at 60k miles or can I push it a bit further.
And last question what brand/ types plugs?
I used ngk on my prior vehicles never had a hemi though
My mechanic says he used ngk for everything and can do it all for $160
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Unread 08-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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I would use copper champion 570's That's whats factory and anything else seems to cause trouble down the road.
I did them myself and it wasn't too hard
Just be sure to work on it cold and don't torque them more than 15 ft lbs

If you don't want to do it I would relay the above info to whoever does

I always use copper plugs in all of my cars I'm not sure exactly why but they always run better that way.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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Copper champion was for 2005-2008 I read, ngk for my year.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Copper champion was for 2005-2008 I read, ngk for my year.
Sorry didn't see the year
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