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Old 05-17-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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on a vspec what plugs can u use do they have to be the os plugs or will the odnell turbo plugs work and will 20 % nitro be ok for this motor
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on a vspec what plugs can u use do they have to be the os plugs or will the odnell turbo plugs work and will 20 % nitro be ok for this motor
OD 97t works awesome in the vspec.
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cool i can get those for 5 bucks way better than 8 or 9 bucks
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IMO stick with the P3's. I run P3's in my v-spec with 20% odonnell fuel and have had the stock P3 plug last through break-in and 5 gallons of racing. The second P3 that replaced it is on 3 gallons now. The origional plug still glows and would run, but it was time for a new one. Just gives you an idea.

Plugs should really be changed a LOT more often than that, but it never gave me trouble so I never changed it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:58 PM   #5
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #6
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Plugs should really be changed a LOT more often than that, but it never gave me trouble so I never changed it.



i average 3 gallons per plug, why should i change it more often?
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i average 3 gallons per plug, why should i change it more often?
If they last for you as those did for me there is no reason really. Well 1 reason. The platinum coating on the filament breaks down over time. this will effect the reactions that take place in the chamber. But if it is working for you don't change it.
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Personally for me, I use OS plugs in all my v-specs.

P6, if it's 70 degrees or under, or a cool, really humid night.

P4, if it's 70-85 degrees

P3, above 85 degrees

I don't know that the OS plugs are any better than the others, but they have always treated me well, so if it's not broke, then why fix it.

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I use a p3 plug and 20% trinity fuel
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IMO stick with the P3's. I run P3's in my v-spec with 20% odonnell fuel and have had the stock P3 plug last through break-in and 5 gallons of racing. The second P3 that replaced it is on 3 gallons now. The origional plug still glows and would run, but it was time for a new one. Just gives you an idea.

Plugs should really be changed a LOT more often than that, but it never gave me trouble so I never changed it.
p3 plugs are the bomb. Long lasting and very reliable. I run 30% Nitrotane ...good stuff...

JAMMIN i have a question for you. I ran by the v-spec manual the other day and was reading it. It says you actually need 2 liters of fuel to break in a v-spec=16 tanks

I dont believe it takes that much to break a v-spec in??? Am i the only one that finds 16 tanks very high for a break in?? I only ran 7-8 tanks for break in and it runs good, consistently around 185-190 degrees. BTW, is it recommended to get a v-spec around the 190-200 degree mark when your breaking it in? Heard that if u dont reach that temp, the rod will just stretch and will do you no good??
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my fellow racer runs a p3 with 30 percent sidewinder in his OS. Never had a problem with it. It makes me want to buy an OS because i suck at tuning.
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IMO stick with the P3's. I run P3's in my v-spec with 20% odonnell fuel and have had the stock P3 plug last through break-in and 5 gallons of racing. The second P3 that replaced it is on 3 gallons now. The origional plug still glows and would run, but it was time for a new one. Just gives you an idea.

Plugs should really be changed a LOT more often than that, but it never gave me trouble so I never changed it.
my dads lasted 4 gallons and it didnt need changed he just changed it to be safe. the one in it now has 3 and still fine
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