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How to Change Your Spark Plugs & Why You Shouldn’t Use Copper Grease

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Should You Use Copper Grease/Slip/Anti-Seize on Spark Plug Threads?

With it being one of the most asked questions on the internet when it comes to spark plug changes, we wanted to make things far clearer. With even walk-in stores trying to use this as a tactic to sell their copper grease products, we dig to reveal the truth. So what what is actually correct and what’s wrong?

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WARNING – Beware of updated fake ‘NGK Iridium IX’ Spark Plugs & How To Spot Them – August 2017

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Shocking Stuff

Over the last few weeks we’ve come to the attention of a new ‘breed’ of highly accurate counterfeit ‘NGK Iridium IX’ spark plugs on the market. To the untrained eye, it’s almost impossible to know the differences unless you have a genuine plug sat directly next to it. At Driven 2 Automotive, we’re always keen to crack down on non-genuine products, and these ones are easily the best fake ‘NGK’ spark plugs we’ve seen.

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What’s more horrifying is the fact the seller has sold hundreds of them over multiple listings. It amazes us that the person or people in question even want to do such a thing when the liability involved is unfathomable. It doesn’t stop there, the seller even states in the listing to ‘beware of fakes’ with a link to a very old guide on how to spot them. The problem is the guide was made in the 90’s and contains only traditional OE copper (yellow box) replacements so it’s not even relevant to the listing. Deploying tactics like this is merely a way to try and boost potential order confidence by the means of fraud.