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04-06-2010, 05:15 PM #1
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How long do stock spark plugs last?
I was told that I don't need to change my spark plugs on my 2000 chevy silverado 1500 until it hits 100,000 miles. It has 89,000 now. It still runs fine, but should I change the plugs or leavem' till 100 grand? Thanks
04-06-2010, 05:20 PM #2
Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 04-06-2010 at 05:31 PM.
04-06-2010, 05:48 PM #3
i bought my silverado w/ 20k miles from the dealer. and since then, i never changed the sparkplugs. that being said, my truck now has 155k on the same spark plugs (which i'm guessing is the same one right out of the plant). so 100k should be right around the period of performance.2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
7" Fabtech Suspension Lift + 3" Perf Acc. Body Lift
K&N Air Intake + Edelbrock Shorty Ceramic Headers + Flowmaster Super 10 Series dumped after muffler!
Bridgestone Dueler 285/75/16 on stock rims
SSBC Slotted Rotors & Pads
HID Driving & Fog Lights
(AR Bajas + ProComp 305/70/16) <-- seasonal set
04-06-2010, 07:27 PM #4
100k without regaping or cleaning..what fun is that..The 97 3500 at work burns plugs like crazy 30,000 miles max..95 tahoe 2dr 4x4 200,000+ miles
04-06-2010, 07:42 PM #5
I changed my plugs as soon as i got my truck, because the previous owner never changed them. They lasted 190,000km, divide that by 1.6 to see how many miles.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 z71 1985 Chevrolet Silverado k10 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd 6.6l LLY Duramax 6.5" BDS Suspension Lift Key'd to 9" Edelbrock Carb & Polished Intake Manifold & Valve Covers NAPC Race Transmission & NAPC Built Transfer Case EFI Live Comp Cam and Valvetrain Snow Performance Methanol Injection 35" Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain on 18" Ion Alloy 179's Headman Long Tube Headers and True Dual Exhaust FASS 150gph Titanium Series Pump AirAid Cold Air Intake with K&N Dry Filter & AirAid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer 2" Suspension Lift 33x12.50r15 Tires PPE Tuner until i tune it with my EFI Live Pacesetter Long Tube Headers with Cats Gone True Dual Exhaust FlowPro 3.73 Gears Yukon Grizzly Locker with Mag-Hytec Cover & Traction Bars NGK Iridium Tips & MSD Ignition Plug Wires Baja Spare Tire Holder Leveling kit & 34.5" Nitto Grapplers 18" XD Rims Innovate LC-1 Wideband o2 Sensor x2 HID's all around LED taillights and 3rd brake light BDS Dual Steering Stabilizers Pioneer Double-DIN Touchscreen Navigation with Two 10" Subs under rear seat Electric Fan Autometer Pressure, Boost, and Pyro Gauges 4.56 Gears AFE Stage 2 Intake
04-07-2010, 11:51 AM #6
Its true that vortecs run best on AC DELCO plugs. But mines not a vortec and ive always used Bosch Platinum 4's. They work great.1995 Silverado,Z71, 3-inch lift,2-inch leveling kit, SkyJacker Suspension, short ram-air intake, throttle body spacer, MSD ignition coil, straight pipes
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