There are many counterfeit denso and ngk spark plugs out there. You can barely tell unless you have them side by side. Refrigerator; Service & Repair. The majority double precious metal spark plugs, five of which are first to market, will cover over 3.5 million vehicles by 2023; further expanding the company’s already comprehensive car parc product range. 21 Dec. DENSO reveals why it’s so important to get spark plug torque just right. Bought my new OEM plugs from toyota dealer, https://www.championautoparts.com/P...air-and-maintenance/Spark-Plug-Materials.html, East of Mississippi, South of Mason-Dixon Line, Set of 4pcs NGK SILZKAR7B11 93482 Laser Iridium Spark Plugs For Subaru Forester, Participate in all Tundra discussion topics, Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one, Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world, Post your own photos in our Members Gallery. Denso SK20R11) Thanks for posting this up. Set of 4pcs NGK SILZKAR7B11 93482 Laser Iridium Spark Plugs For Subaru Forester, Participate in all Tundra discussion topics, Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one, Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world, Post your own photos in our Members Gallery. There have been rumours going round a while now that somebody is producing 'copied' NGK spark plugs. Denso makes the spark plugs for Toyota, whatcha you talkin about. They are Denso. Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Sumo91, Jan 24, 2020. So I decided for now on to go with the harder metals and the spark is more precise. It also comes with an 11mm titanium ground electrode that is more enhanced than others. My new 07 Tundra, I'll spend the extra for the New NGK Ruthenium because of the higher output ignition system vs the 72 Datsun. Plugs and all services were performed at 90K miles before he purchased the car. Don’t bad mouth the Chinese.......they’re listening..... My coworker is having an issue right now with his Infinity G37X with 112k miles. Now do you want to change spark plugs every 20,000 miles if you have to remove an intake manifold just to change 3......big fat NO. Don't want to hijack this thread but box will say "Denso" and it will also have a oval "Denso" sticker at the top but nothing else will be permanently printed on the radiator that will identify it as a Denso. Just checked opie and these plugs are £7.75! With improved performance at a lower cost, experience a smooth and superior ride anytime, anywhere. It … The genuine washers tend to sit slightly down a touch whereas the fake will sit tight against the core of the plug. It helps in fuel economy so you know that you won’t be using so much fuel when this is attached to your car. Compatibility information may change after the update and release. Once I had the real plugs in hand, the differences were striking. Before diving deep into the discussion of Denso vs NGK, you should know their type and specific features to see if they fit your need. An explanation of how to decipher DENSO spark plug models. On his way to work on New Years Day, his engine locked up. Should say Denso or NGK. The use of imitation spark plugs can damage your engine. Joined: Feb 5, 2020 Member: #42226 Messages: 135 Gender: Male Washington Vehicle: 2013 Tundra 4WD Double Cab. Media Library. Joined: Apr 30, 2019 Member: #29875 Messages: 159. Here we can get a view of the sealing washers between the core of the spark plug and the threads that hold it into the cylinder head. For counterfeits, the chip on the ground electrode is either missing or made of cheap copper materials. Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Sumo91, Jan 24, 2020. The claim with these plugs is the twin tips that enable more … To avoid this kind α problem, always insist on genuine … PSA: Beware of Fake Iridium Spark Plugs (Ex. 2020.3.25 SPARK PLUG CATALOG ASIA OCEANIA VERSION 2020 is updated. I looked on Amazon and amazingly enough I … Post Reply. Six Denso plugs (model 3297) out the door with tax for $47.52. You maybe be buying imitations from China on. CoGen Spark Plugs; CO2 Heat Pump; Refrigerator. Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Sumo91, Jan 24, 2020. Another great spark plug belongs to Denso. Reports from defrauded consumers clearly show that using imitation spark plugs can damage your engine. and what are they, platinum or iridium? If you have a modified or tuned motor, the only way to find out which between NGK and Denso is better is by trying it for yourself. Sshhh. Normally I take everything from a dealer to be sure parts are genuine. Bought these 4 Denso OEM Iridium plugs on ebay, less than $17 TOTAL ($4.25/ea). Well to add to the story, got a Camry in the shop that the owner put “oem” Toyota plugs in his Camry... from. You get what you pay for. On his way to work on New Years Day, his engine locked up. The use of imitation spark plugs can damage your engine. Media; Events; Contact us; News. All 6 of the "retail" version plugs were identical. Thanks. 2019.2.22 "Find Your Plugs" is updated. This spark plug features a ‘twin tip’ - a thin centre and a protruding ground electrode both 1.1mm in diameter - which enhances your engine’s efficiency and extends the spark plug’s shelf life. I've been researching on spark plug replacements and it seems the Denso ITV22 (one step colder than stock) is a typical replacement for Focus ST owners. Denso vs NGK: What Type of Spark Plugs Are They? Advanced Auto and NAPA have a higher overhead and always charge more for stuff you can buy online. You can also see improved fuel economy (up to five percent in most cases). Reports from defrauded consumers clearly show that using imitation spark plugs can damage your engine. FWD Tundra New Member. To avoid this kind a problem, always insist on genuine NGK brand spark plugs. NGK SPARK PLUG, the world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist, announces the release of 12 brand new spark plugs to its Aftermarket range. Why use potertially harmful imitation spark plugs in the engines of valuable cars, motorcycles, and general-purpose machinery? I was referring to the TIP and the Iridiums are designed to have more of a precise spark, especially after 20,000 miles when you have to change out your copper plugs. Here's a topic about fake Denso Iridium plugs with photos of both the real and fake plugs side by side, also observations of the differences, the fakes were bought off eBay, the real ones came from Rockauto. No visible variation in the dimensions of the anode/cathode. They look like the real oem. Continuous R&D work has achieved additional patented technologies for Aftermarket. DENSO-C Diagnostic Tool; Services; E-Catalogue; Where to Buy; News. You can't have both as far as I know. Users can get a longer life from the Denso spark plug, too, up to 63,000 miles. I recently purchased 6 set of denso 3297 from seller "G.P.S" on amazon. Less likely to end up with a fake plug. 2020.3.25 "Find Your Plugs" is updated. $65 for 8 plugs. I was in China and bought a carton of fake Japanese cigarettes. After buying Denso spark plugs on Ebay for my wife's Lexus, I was looking on the Lexus forums and saw that there are tons of fake China spark plugs being sold as Denso and NGK on Ebay. Ok I will try to make this simple. My 2006 Tacoma V6 came with half NGK and half Denso plugs too. The effects of this can vary from a loss in power, excessive plug fouling or possibly failure of your engine. The Denso spark plug (Iridium) can minimize heat loss, and the smaller electrode diameter can improve ignitability. We can see that the our fake plug (number 3) has a different sealing washer compared to the genuine items. I then ordered a set of Denso on RockAuto and compared them to the Ebay plugs, yep fake!! Member; Members; 2 10 posts; Name: Magic; Lexus Model: GS430 Year of Lexus: 2001 Location: Sussex; Author ; Share; Posted February 8, 2018. fuegos 2 Posted February 8, 2018. fuegos. India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam Automobile, Motorcycle are renewed. DENSO-C Diagnostic Tool; Services; Media. Media Library . I guess the fake plugs start failing within 5k miles. Plugs just came. It is also 4-5 times costlier than platinum. It occured to me after installation that "darn, were these fakes" after watching a youtube video of fake plugs on amazon. side note: Lexus is short for Luxury EXports for the US same engine. I ended up putting the denso plugs back, and now the engine is smoother than ever! Unfortunately spark plugs are even being cloned and counterfeited and being sold as genuine in online marketplaces. Plenty of cheap Chinese knock off plugs out there. You can search for a spark plug to match your vehicle. Moral of the story: Buy plugs from local stores, avoid amazon, ebay, 3rd party sellers, etc. The metal is much less conductive than copper but lasts longer and work at a low temperature. Fake Spark Plug. Advantages/ Functionality/ The main differences. News; Events; News. Post Reply. Both the types are iridium spark plugs. I was just about to ask what the ramifications are of buying fake plugs. They look like the real thing to me, but I wanted y'all's opinions before I install them. Not saying copper doesn't work good, I use them on my Datsun that takes me 15 minutes to change all 6. Have about 12k miles on them, and gaps had opened up alot. DENSO Spark Plugs 93% car model coverage. But we’re only talking about untouched, bone stock vehicles. A Chinese iridium won't come anywhere near lasting 130K miles like the real deal. The Jap cigs cost $2 a pack back then vs $1 for Chinese. You'd be surprised. 22 Dec. Ogier and Ingrassia take the title for Toyota GAZOO in action-packed WRC finale. From factory, I opted for NGK all way around when I started changing them out. Real vs fake denso plugs w/pics. 03 Dec. World Champions! So a box that says Toyota/Lexus on it sounds fake. IMO a good way to reduce the carbon deposits in these cars is to ensure that the spark/ignition process is as efficient as possible to reduce unburned fuel and contaminants. Generally, electrodes that project into the combustion chamber have better ignitability and … 1 Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. I was using the coppers in my 2000....great for awhile, but they dont last long as in my Datsun. Even RockAuto is cheaper, but shipping from 7 locations kills the price deals. If most of you think they are knock-offs, I'll publicize the seller's name (though they do have 99.8% positive) Thanks. DENSO has been one of the world's leading pioneers of OEM quality spark plug technology since 1959. Check: Conduct a thorough visual check by comparing with a genuine one. The counterfeits are getting better and better. If you take your owners … Nice little $23 savings over the dealer. 03 Dec. World Champions! swapped out 8 "counterfeit" densos. Denso usually permanently prints on their parts. "HISTORY OF DENSO SPARK PLUG" is updated. When I went to buy plugs for my Honda accord the dealer price was 25 a piece. Page 3 of 3 < Prev 1 2 3. They are not Toyota OEM. They're 4x the price on Amazon, so I'm suspicious. Page 2 of 3 < Prev 1 2 3 Next > Jan 31, 2020 at 3:38 PM #31 #31. djhase New Member. (talking about most other vehicles out there) Iridiums are 100k plugs, throw them in and forget about it. 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