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    The age old Spark Plug question, where do people buy them these days?

    Evening all,

    My C30 T5 is nearing 52k miles and I'd like to change the plugs, no issues with the current OEM ones, but good to keep on top of serviceable items.

    My question is that a few years ago we used to be able to buy OEM Volvo plugs for 30 a set of 5, but now prices seem double and I've lost track of the best place to get them for a decent price.

    I'll give Rufe (FRF Volvo) a call, but if anyone else has somewhere to get them for a good price then please could you let me know?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I use the Bosch alternatives in my 850, can usually find them cheaper.

    Looking at the Bosch website they list the FR7NI33 for the C30 T5

    Ebay lists them at around 7 each
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    Thanks Dave, I'm keen to use OEM Volvo due to the various stories I've read on the forums about other plugs not working as well, although I'm not sure how much truth there is in them!

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    Ive been running non-OEM plugs for a few years and had no issues. In fact, you should run colder plugs (properly gapped) because it will help with knock prevention.
    I recommend you use the NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs LFR7AIX (Stock 2309) with a gap of 0.61mm. They are one step colder from OEM. Ive used these ones and Im even running a two step colder plugs at the moment with no issues, even when starting the engine cold in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric@rdo View Post
    Ive been running non-OEM plugs for a few years and had no issues. In fact, you should run colder plugs (properly gapped) because it will help with knock prevention.
    I recommend you use the NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs LFR7AIX (Stock 2309) with a gap of 0.61mm. They are one step colder from OEM. Ive used these ones and Im even running a two step colder plugs at the moment with no issues, even when starting the engine cold in the morning.
    Aren't they the same as what Ford use in the Focus RS 2.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Aren't they the same as what Ford use in the Focus RS 2.5?
    Don't know that info Lee.

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    Thanks all for the comments, any good places to buy? I'm a bit out of touch with UK retailers and bargains since being mainly in France for the last 10 years.

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    I bought from here last time. They don-t have the NGK Iridium but these are also one step colder and will be good on your car/engine. I-ve been running these but two step colder and work really well.
    https://www.gsparkplug.com/1x-denso-...4280-5346.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric@rdo View Post
    I bought from here last time. They don-t have the NGK Iridium but these are also one step colder and will be good on your car/engine. I-ve been running these but two step colder and work really well.
    https://www.gsparkplug.com/1x-denso-...4280-5346.html
    Checked the link - They are now listing NGK iridium for my car: https://www.gsparkplug.com/1x-ngk-ir...fr6b-6481.html

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    Well, just for an update on this, phoned FRF in Swansea with discount code C3, as usual they delivered nicely beating nearly all prices on the net including delivery, so I decided to play safe and stick with the originals this time, since NGK Iridium were the same price.

    46 delivered, 5x Volvo original plugs, part number 30751806.


 

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