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    Best Spark plugs

    So I've got my new (used) truck roadworthy and am now ready for a good tune. My question is what are the best plugs to be using in my 2003 silverado 2500hd with 6l . should I be using stock recommended plugs or? Fuel mileage is also a concern so any tips on helping with that would also be appreciated.

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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    Use only the factory plug recommended by GM.
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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    Be sure the fuel filter is clean.

    The best thing you can do for fuel mileage on the 6 liter is to take off easy and set the cruise at the speed limit on the highway or about 5 mph back.

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    I'd just stick with Delcos. Don't buy into the hype of double platinum electrodes, etc
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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    I've heard really good things about NGK TR55 spark plugs on the 5.3L and 6.0L
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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    Champion makes some great plugs, also. Had good luck and heard good things about them. Not much on Autolite, though.
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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.gizmo View Post
    Use only the factory plug recommended by GM.
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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    This guy always has pretty good prices on plugs.

    http://www.sparkplugs.com/results_ap...1&AAIA=1412132

    Double Platinum or Iridium with Platinum ground will last about 100K miles, single Iridium or single platinum will last about 50-60K miles.

    Ever since GM spun-off Delphi, and since Delphi stopped making plugs, ACDelco's could be anything in the box..... Autolite, Champion, Denso or NGK, they are all tested and validated as suitable.

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    I'll take the ones he's using ;-)
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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by GMCSonoma View Post
    Only use AC/Delco Iridiums or Denso Iridiums...as ACD plugs for that are made by Denso...


    ACD# 41-110/oe#12621258
    Do you or anybody else know if there are different part #'s for plugs in Canada? I called a part store today with the #'s above but their computer shows nothing and lists a completely different delco # for my truck? I could easily find the above #'s on ebay, but not here?!

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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    I believe 41-110 replaced this #

    Document ID# 1396703


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    Subject: Information on New Spark Plugs and Gapping #03-06-04-060 - (10/24/2003)



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    A new spark plug has been released for use in the above vehicles. The new spark plug has an Iridium tip instead of the current Platinum tip. Due to the different tip design, the gap of the spark plug has also changed. The new spark plug, P/N 12571164 with AC Delco P/N 41-985, is gapped to 1.01mm (0.040 inches) when the spark plug is made. The spark plug gap is set during manufacturing and should not be changed or damage to the spark plug may result. Any new spark plug found to not be properly gapped should not be used.



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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by GMCSonoma View Post
    Good point!

    I heard from an ACD rep just today, most ACD plugs of recent are from Denso
    That is a rather generic statement, production or service?

    Since ACDelco is "All Makes" it sells plugs, GM never had for new car production.

    I know Autolite and Champion are making a lot of their plugs, is the only reason, I'm being so critical.

    Furthermore, I know NGK did have a lot of the ACDelco business too, not sure what they have currently, but I can't imagine they lost all of it.

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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    AIR the new 41-101's i installed in my G6 last week are made by NGK.

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    Re: Best Spark plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by GMCSonoma View Post
    Again, I'm put to the test!!! LOL!

    Service iridium to be exact, hence my statements to the original poster for his application.... I inquired about Champions...not so, often confused with Champ filtering...but then...I don't claim to be an expert @ anything!

    If you could provide some evidence of such rather than my heretical sources...I'm all for it...as we are about "inside news" here....and lately I'm very "outside" the loop!!! LOL!!!

    I hope to hell the ACD iridiums I put in my Park Avenue aren't crappy Autolites or Champions...as out they'll come!!!!!! Might as well put in Motorcraft!!! LOL! They were # 12568387/41-101 with Blue writing...
    Yes, Champion Filters, or "Champ" is part of Champ Labs, then there is Champion Chemicals, and Champion Homes (mobile & modular homes) they are all different compainies, as is Champion Spark Plugs, which is part of Federal-Mogul, since 1998. If your still not confused, the "AC" in ACDelco was Albert C. Champion the spark plug inventor himeself.......

    Sorry I digress, I've worked at ACDelco, NGK and Champion. Since Delphi is out of the plug business, no plug is really an ACDelco anymore.......

    Denso and NGK were the early winners, and fairly recently Autolite started making a lot of the ACDelco service plugs, but they just lost a bunch of that business to Champion, that is what I know.

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