Spark plugs

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Asked by Sep 10, 2008 at 03:04 PM about the 2002 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How often do you need to change iridium tipped spark plugs?

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Plugs should be replaced ever 100,000 miles, or 160,000 kms

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Correction...Platinum plugs should be replaced no more than 100,000 miles (which is what your car should have come with). Copper plugs should be replaced around every 40-50k, but they are much cheaper than platinum or irridium. I wouldnt run irridium unless you maxipad has a supercharger from stillen or a custom turbo kit. Naturally aspirated nissans love the stock NGK plugs. Buy them at autozone or advanced auto parts...same product, just much cheaper.

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Thanks for the reply. My mechanic said my Maxima had iridium but I argued with him saying they were platinum. I think he just wanted me to spend more money than I needed to.

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Thanks for the reply.

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he just asked about the iridiums, platinums are the same. copper plugs, I suggest yearly or 25,000 kms. as they are so cheap to buy compared to the platinums.

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Thanks! Since I am about to get rid of the car, that's a good idea.

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i would find a new mechanic...

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