IMHO, would stick with OEM if possible but both NGK and Denso make fine
plugs. If you are going to keep the car for a while, consider the
You could check your owners manual for the exact plug specification
requirement and cross reference if you need or want to.
Yes, I have seen these multi-ground plugs and some whizz-bang "super
spark" plugs with a million watt something-or-other but just good
quality plugs. I think I will be going with NGK or Denso as they seem
to have a great reputation. I will check under the hood and see what's
- Thee Chicago Wolf
Use NGK Iridiums. It's listed in NGK's application catalog. I'd stay
away from Densos.
1998 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.8 L4 1ZZ-FE FI DOHC
Spark Plug Part No. Stock No. Plug Gap Photo
Standard BKR5EKB-11 # 3967 .044
V-Power BKR5E-11 6953 .044
G-Power BKR5EGP 7090 .044
Laser Platinum BKR5EKPB-11 * 4302 .044
Iridium IX BKR5EIX-11 5464 .044
* "Laser Series" Platinum center electrode, and Platinum pad ground
# Original Equipment Manufacturer, and/or Original Equipment Service
^ "Laser Series" Iridium center electrode, and Platinum pad ground
Wire Set Part No. Stock No.
Wire Set TE64 7899
replying to johngdole, VIN wrote:
I can appreciate your opinion, but Denso is OEM and competitively priced at any
Toyota Dealer. Either one of these plugs is fine. I've used both on my 1998
Corolla with 280,000-miles on it.
Japanese brand plugs for Japanese brand cars
American brand plugs for American brand cars
German brand plugs for German brand cars.
Only NGK plugs for Honda
Toyota owns a big chunk of Denso.
So I'd get NGK or Denso plugs for a Corolla.
Order plugs according to the car, not the plugs currently in there,
because they may be different. For example, with my Chrysler 318, the
Densos that subbed for the Champions were too cold and of a different
part number than the Densos made for that 318.
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