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Old 05-24-2018, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default SATURN AURA XR best spark plugs (2018)

Hi I have a 2007 aura XR and we all love our car very much and will try to keep it alive as long as possible.

It is time to replace the spark plugs, but I am not sure about the type and the gap. We were recommended different types and models of spark plugs, so i decided to wait until i get a confirmation from this website.

Is there a specific brand and type you guys would recommend?

Many thanks, Jackie

p.s.

here is what my manual says
Engine VIN Code Transaxle
Spark Plug Gap
3.5L V6 N Automatic 0.040 inches (1.0 mm)
3.6L V6 7 Automatic 0.044 inches (1.1 mm)

there is no N in my VIN but there are three 7's

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Old 05-24-2018, 10:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: SATURN AURA XR best spark plugs (2018)

All XR's came with the 3.6L engine.
I'd stick with what the manual calls for:
AC Delco 41-990 (7 year warranty)
Spark Plug Gap = 0.044 inches (1.1 mm)

AC Delco has a $2.00 rebate per plug deal on right now...
https://www.rockauto.com/lang/en/promoCat.html#acdelco
Rockauto has them for $4.92 each...so you pay $2.92 per plug.
The rebate is good no matter where you choose to buy them, so price them locally and save the shipping, then just print the form from the link above and send it in.

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2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L SOHC (Retired)

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Old 05-25-2018, 08:11 PM   #3
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I wonder if there is an iridium plug equivalent for the XR.

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Old 05-26-2018, 12:08 AM   #4
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I wonder if there is an iridium plug equivalent for the XR.
Yep, there is. The reason I stick with stock is, I put iridium plugs in the old SL1. It just didn't work the same and I ended up putting the stock plugs back in. The difference was noticeable right away. May have been a fluke but it swore me off experimenting with plugs. With stock, I know how it's going to work.

Part Number: 41-988
Product Notes:
Iridium Spark Plug
All; Gap .044

Per Vehicle: 6; Years: 2007-2009

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Old 05-27-2018, 04:30 PM   #5
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Yep, there is. The reason I stick with stock is, I put iridium plugs in the old SL1. It just didn't work the same and I ended up putting the stock plugs back in. The difference was noticeable right away. May have been a fluke but it swore me off experimenting with plugs. With stock, I know how it's going to work.

Part Number: 41-988
Product Notes:
Iridium Spark Plug
All; Gap .044

Per Vehicle: 6; Years: 2007-2009
The Honda V6 Vues came with Denso iridium's, and they got incredible milage.
But still, I replaced them with Bosch platinum plugs, and it worked fine. So I'm not too nervous about going the other way on my XR, and using iridium's.

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Old 05-31-2018, 08:59 PM   #6
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Yep, there is. The reason I stick with stock is, I put iridium plugs in the old SL1. It just didn't work the same and I ended up putting the stock plugs back in. The difference was noticeable right away. May have been a fluke but it swore me off experimenting with plugs. With stock, I know how it's going to work.

Part Number: 41-988
Product Notes:
Iridium Spark Plug
All; Gap .044

Per Vehicle: 6; Years: 2007-2009
I replaced my old spark plugs as recommended here with 41-990 and found AC Delco 41-109 installed. I have no idea how did these land in my car. they did work for a while. I didn't experience any other issues than occasional misfire recorded. It is too early to compare economies.

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