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Hey Guys.. Be wary of this if you order spark plugs

If you are getting NGK Iridium plugs order these....

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CGEQ8wIwBQ

NOT THESE....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...WXTKF9T0EVRMPY

If you look at them they are EXACTLY the same. Same model number.. Both say Iridium IX.. Both are DPR7EIX-9 7803.. The only problem is the second one has a different endcap that doesnt fit our plug wires...

Waited a week for these. Im blown.. But just didnt want anyone else to make the same mistake.

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You don't have the wrong ones. That cap will screw off.

If you can't get it with your fingers try a pair of pliers.

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Yep, just unscrew it. For some reason, most cars use plugs with that cap on, while most motorcycles use them with it off.

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If you are getting NGK Iridium plugs order these....

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CGEQ8wIwBQ

NOT THESE....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...WXTKF9T0EVRMPY

If you look at them they are EXACTLY the same. Same model number.. Both say Iridium IX.. Both are DPR7EIX-9 7803.. The only problem is the second one has a different endcap that doesnt fit our plug wires...

Waited a week for these. Im blown.. But just didnt want anyone else to make the same mistake.

Thanks

Jay
I have seen plugs come with the end cap loose in the box, ready to be screwed on if needed.

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You don't have the wrong ones. That cap will screw off.

If you can't get it with your fingers try a pair of pliers.
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It's my understanding they are resistors to reduce radio static and other RF issues.

My old '65 bug had a stock AM with the push pull station presets and would wine like crazy until I swapped out the plugs and wires with new resistor type.
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It's my understanding they are resistors to reduce radio static and other RF issues.

My old '65 bug had a stock AM with the push pull station presets and would wine like crazy until I swapped out the plugs and wires with new resistor type.
What are resistors? The little metal caps? Don't think so.....

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My old '65 bug had a stock AM with the push pull station presets and would wine like crazy until I swapped out the plugs and wires with new resistor type.
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What are resistors? The little metal caps? Don't think so.....
Yeah, the caps themselves are not resistors. Just an adapter so to speak.

The resistor spark plugs have the resistor built in.

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