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Correct spark plugs

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this user is offline 59mango

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on: February 14, 2018, 11:55:08 PM
My buggy is running a 1776 built off a frayed Brazilian engine (according to the guy I bought it from)

Removing the plugs to service the engine, they are Bosch and marked X5DC.

does this seem correct? I would normally expect to see WR8AC or WR8DTC. Could I be running with the wrong plugs?


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Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 08:35:46 AM
Later engines were fitted with long reach (19mm thread length as compared to 12mm). W8CC would be a more usual fitment  though.
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Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 08:40:46 AM


I use NGK 5BHS plugs :-\


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Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 08:59:44 AM


I use NGK 5BHS plugs :-\

They're short reach though. Check the thread depth with a bit of bent wire, you don't want to put short reach plugs in a long reach thread.
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Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 09:55:00 AM

 ;-)up

Never checked . Thanks