2003 Ram Hemi-Spark Plug Replacement

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I've been trying to tell ya, yer worship<G> that my theory of ignoring works.
Roy
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Apparently it doesn't because here you are.
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But it is in fact NOT poor English as it is a word and IS in the dictionary. As it turns out, it was actually a spelling error that turned out to be correct anyway and since I don't see you pointing out any other spelling errors....
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<sigh> after some more research on preventative, it appears that I am fighting a losing battle. It appears that the world is determined to bastardize preventive so who am I to continue to tilt against windmills?
For more info on the etymology on preventative, see this link.
http://www.wordwizard.com/ch_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_IDd98&SearchTerms=preventative
TBone, rest assured that I will no longer attempt to correct your spelling or use of the English language no matter how shitty it is.
Mike (aka God)
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Oh, great . . . . .now I'm older than god . . . .
Now where did I put the Geritol . . . . . .
Budd

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Uh, Mike-god, that must be my Mormon neighbor's cabinet. There's no Viagra in mine . . .eight heart attacks already, remember? Sure don't need another one.
Budd

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Budd Cochran wrote:

You need to paint little broken heart symbols on the side of your car.
You're an ace man!
SMH
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<LOL> An "Ace"??? Like the WW II fighter pilots? Oh, if only I could havehad Chuck Yeager's health . . .
My present wife says I'm too tough to die and my ex says I'm too stupid. I agree with my present wife.
Btw, also had a double bypass done.
Budd

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Ya know.... for someone who tries to take himself so seriously, you sure do giggle like a schoolgirl...
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Is this the best that you can do? That noise level of yours is reaching all time highs.
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Do really belive this? Brass or copper contacts are better than aluminum on caps and rotors - but the standard Mopar cap/rotor uses aluminum. Spiral-cell, deep cycle batteries are more durable and last longer than the standard lead-acid batteries, yet the factory batteries are lead-acid. Braided stainless steel brake lines are better than plain-old rubber lines, yet the factory puts on rubber.
So, do you REALLY think the reason Dodge doesn't put in platinum plugs from the factory is because they don't last longer, or maybe because they're a bit more expensive, and the lowest bidder won out?
PS - all these cars with 100K spark plug changes... how do you think they're tipped?
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Of course he doesn't believe it, because it flies in the face of his argument that the manufacturer will cut corners on anything. His favorite example is the rear axle, which he claims is assembled with substandard (aack, did I just say that word that caused a long standing BS routine to come from him??)bearings. But that doesn't apply to the spark plugs. Only the best can be used there.
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Yep.
So? Does the use of copper or brass triple the life of the component? I don't think so.

Deep cycle batteries do not always do well in SLI applications and cost MUCH more for little benefit. Spiral-cell batteries are also a fairly new development so who knows what will be comming in the future as stock for trucks.

In today's world, even the rubber lines tend to outlast many sets of pads and shoes and even first owners so why spend the extra money for no measurable benefit? They also tend not to last a whole lot longer than their rubber counterparts when people let the fluid turn bad (as most do) and eat them from the inside out.

If price were the case, no vehicles would use them because they always cost more than their standard counterparts. The cost increase is minimal compared to the HUGE selling point of no tuneups required for 100,000 miles so I would say that they have other reasons besides the small cost increase.

With Platinum plugs for the low required maintenance selling point which would be just as valid for the trucks as well but yet, they don't do it. I wonder why?
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Thank you to T-Bone, BDK, and Max Dodge for your advice.
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Set of 8 Autolite 5224 - $10.80 Set of 8 Autolite AP5224 - $17.12
Given that the life expectancy of a platinum-tipped plug is 3-4 times that of a conventional plug (30K intervals for conventional plugs, 100K intervals for platinum), the platinum plugs are cheaper in the long run. My '95 V10's been running on the same set of AP5224's for over 50K, and I have no plans on changing them anytime soon. For me, that extra 8 bucks was well worth it - especially in those damn #7 and #9 cylinders.... $&^!%^$% master cylinder tears my arm up.
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If you are gonna use platinum plugs and leave 'em in for a loooong time, be sure to use anti-seize on the threads... especially with loomnum heads... that's why I don't recommend the plat's, but hey it's your money..
Mike

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My kid brother's Astro van (4.3) doesn't like platinums. Gas mileage is down 8% and the idle quality (throttlebody injection) sucks.
Myself, I don't see any real reason to buy them and when he can, he plans to go back to either Champions or A.C. Delco.
Budd

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You might want to open the gap on those platinum's about a thousandth or so over the factory specification. That should bring back some of the heat in his spark and make the engine run a little better.
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