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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Aug-26-2019, 03:20:51 PM   #1
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Default Fake NGK Spark Plugs

I know this is a little dated, but just a little PSA in case anyone missed it. Avoid the cheap EBay NGK plugs fellas!

http://www.ngk-sparkplugs.jp/english...ake/index.html

UUUGH, also tried to attach a link from Bimmerb**st too, but I know ‘we’ don’t like them, and didn’t feel like copy n’ pasting the entire article—oh well.

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Default Re: Fake NGK Spark Plugs

I hope the ones at Advance Auto aren’t fake
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Default Re: Fake NGK Spark Plugs

Wow!! Take a look at the second video. The ones purchased from Amazon compared to the real NGK plugs look exactly the same!




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Wow!! Take a look at the second video. The ones purchased from Amazon compared to the real NGK plugs look exactly the same!


Ya, the Chinese are master cloners! Everytime somebody spots a tiny difference from the authentic ones, they attempt to 'fix' the 'defects'.
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Default Re: Fake NGK Spark Plugs

Unless the plugs actually come from Amazon and not a re-seller using Amazon as a platform you are opening yourself up for getting fakes.

This also reminds me that I bought my last set from Ebay and must have gotten lucky, since I usually sort by price.
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Default Re: Fake NGK Spark Plugs

Wtf makes a spark plug real vs fake material wise?? This blows my mind there is fake spark plugs.
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Spark plugs use precious metals (well, not copper ones I guess) like iridium or platinum, which are expensive, to not only conduct electricity, but to last a long time in doing so.
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Wtf makes a spark plug real vs fake material wise?? This blows my mind there is fake spark plugs.
Inferior materials and manufacturing...I’ve seen at least 1 instance where the tip (electrode) broke off (just the tip) and scored the cylinder walls of an N54 IIRC?
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^ are those the cheap ones?
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