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      07-13-2019 04:03 AM #1
      can i throw in some 8v non g60 plugs or similar cheapies just to try the car for a few miles , got a suspect plug but pains me to throw away $$$$ guessing at new plugs and theyre kinda hard to find too

      guessing stock copper plugs would run okay as long as im not racing etc...then swap out for correct ones if the fault is cured

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    3. 07-13-2019 10:12 AM #2
      Yes, you can pretty much install anything you want as long as it fits into the head and the wire can plug on the top. How long with the wrong plug last? Who knows.

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      07-14-2019 06:50 AM #3
      yeah just thinking throw some $2 plugs in and ride up the street carefully...if the fault is gone then stump up for the $$$$$ ones

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      08-08-2019 12:30 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by pigbladder View Post
      yeah just thinking throw some $2 plugs in and ride up the street carefully...if the fault is gone then stump up for the $$$$$ ones
      So what did you end up doing?

      I've always ONLY used the WR6DPO plugs in my stock G60, gapped at 0.6 to 0.7mm and torqued to 20NM.
      However, there seems to be another one that works but never tried.

      BBM sells a Bosch Platinum Spark Plug W5DP0 (for series G40 & tuned G60 >190hp) - Bosch 0241247500

      Bosch spark plug for the VW / Polo G40 series engines up to 135HP, and tuned G60 engines > 190HP.
      With high performance engines, the G60 engines need spark plugs with a different heat range. In addition, these spark plugs are for the VW Polo G40 series engines.


      My plugs seem to still be running great, only have about 35,000 kms on them.
      Considering replacing the wires, cap and rotor this weekend since I have new ones laying around just to see if there'll be any difference.
      Easy enough to swap back if none.
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body.
      But rather to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, totally worn-out and loudly proclaiming: WOW! What a ride!!

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      09-07-2019 05:08 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by T~Roc View Post
      So what did you end up doing?

      I've always ONLY used the WR6DPO plugs in my stock G60, gapped at 0.6 to 0.7mm and torqued to 20NM.
      However, there seems to be another one that works but never tried.

      BBM sells a Bosch Platinum Spark Plug W5DP0 (for series G40 & tuned G60 >190hp) - Bosch 0241247500

      Bosch spark plug for the VW / Polo G40 series engines up to 135HP, and tuned G60 engines > 190HP.
      With high performance engines, the G60 engines need spark plugs with a different heat range. In addition, these spark plugs are for the VW Polo G40 series engines.


      My plugs seem to still be running great, only have about 35,000 kms on them.
      Considering replacing the wires, cap and rotor this weekend since I have new ones laying around just to see if there'll be any difference.
      Easy enough to swap back if none.
      i ended up finding some correct plugs on ebay ...bought a pair then 2 singles from different sellers at a reasonable total price

      it fixed the fault...had a plug that didnt fire 100%

      yes the g40 plug has always been an option for tuned g60..same kinda money though , im sure with all the high boost import cars out there surley theres some options that would run in our cars

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      09-10-2019 02:13 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by pigbladder View Post
      i ended up finding some correct plugs on ebay ...bought a pair then 2 singles from different sellers at a reasonable total price

      it fixed the fault...had a plug that didnt fire 100%

      yes the g40 plug has always been an option for tuned g60..same kinda money though , im sure with all the high boost import cars out there surley theres some options that would run in our cars
      You'd think so.
      Hoped someone might offer their knowledge for alternate ones.
      One of the knowledgeable pillars of the Vortex, G60ING, told me NGK B8ES copper plugs for about "$2 each and you can replace them every other oil change."
      Haven't tried yet, but still preferred to have the WR5DPRO in case mine had any issue.
      Will def try the NGK before installing them.

      Helpful Dubber offered me assistance. Said there were 10 left through VW in North America, so I ordered 4.
      They are in Toronto warehouse.
      WR6DPO [Part # 101.000.006.AF]

      That's just through VW, not private sellers.
      Think BBM has good stock still.
      I scored mine f0r $17.92 Cnd + tax (Under $20 each, so happy)
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body.
      But rather to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, totally worn-out and loudly proclaiming: WOW! What a ride!!

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      09-20-2019 03:06 AM #7
      So got my spark plugs today from VW dealership.
      They're made by "Bujia", "Bougie", and have logos for VW, Audi, Skoda.
      BOSCH ids written on the ceramic along with VW and Audi symbols, but doesn't say platinum on them.
      Figure they may be original stock and I'm thinking to buy another set.

      Anyone heard of these?
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body.
      But rather to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, totally worn-out and loudly proclaiming: WOW! What a ride!!

    10. 09-22-2019 12:06 PM #8
      Is that how the name is spelled on the plug?

      As for the Bosch WR6DPO, my warehouse has plenty in stock.

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      09-22-2019 03:15 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
      Is that how the name is spelled on the plug?

      As for the Bosch WR6DPO, my warehouse has plenty in stock.
      Unable to post on here, but give me your email and I'll send you pics
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body.
      But rather to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, totally worn-out and loudly proclaiming: WOW! What a ride!!

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