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Spark plugs.
« on: July 21, 2021, 04:35:01 PM »
Hi, there fellow jazzers,what is the life of spark plugs? Ive just had my jazz serviced at 44000 miles at a local garage they renewed the spark plugs I thought they where good up to 70,000 miles.the car gets serviced every year,I think they are the original plugs,I bought the car from this garage in march 2015 with 15,904 on the clock.service this year come to 534.24. Im glad I got that little rant of my chest.oh the plugs where 32.82p each.

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 05:15:11 PM »
Hi, there fellow jazzers,what is the life of spark plugs? Ive just had my jazz serviced at 44000 miles at a local garage they renewed the spark plugs I thought they where good up to 70,000 miles.the car gets serviced every year,I think they are the original plugs,I bought the car from this garage in march 2015 with 15,904 on the clock.service this year come to 534.24. Im glad I got that little rant of my chest.oh the plugs where 32.82p each.

Double Iridium spark plugs are good for 70,000 miles

Here are Opie oils offerings for 2008 to 2015 1.4 iVTEC

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/f/100151/32673/2012/spark-plugs.aspx

Genuine Honda plugs 22 each from Cox Motors   

https://www.coxmotorparts.co.uk/honda-shop/genuine-honda-jazz-spark-plug-set-iridium-2009-2015/

Forum thread ( one of many  :o ) https://clubjazz.org/forum/index.php?topic=9164.msg49258#msg49258
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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 08:01:10 PM »
530  :o mother of god what do you get for that ? Id expect a personal visit from Soichiro Honda himself thanking me for owning one of his machines.

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 08:15:26 PM »
530  :o mother of god what do you get for that ? Id expect a personal visit from Soichiro Honda himself thanking me for owning one of his machines.
I thought it was just me, but 534 does seem inordinately high, perhaps double what you would expect to pay.
A lot of the guys on here service their own cars, and obviously would not even get close to this figure.

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 08:41:37 PM »
530  :o mother of god what do you get for that ? Id expect a personal visit from Soichiro Honda himself thanking me for owning one of his machines.
I thought it was just me, but 534 does seem inordinately high, perhaps double what you would expect to pay.
A lot of the guys on here service their own cars, and obviously would not even get close to this figure.

Well Im a tight Yorkshireman so to me thats high, could buy half a house for that here in Hull, mustve had some quality servicing!

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2021, 11:20:56 PM »
'deny everything Baldrick'

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 09:38:45 AM »
honda use NGK DIFR6D13

there are equivalents

https://www.sparepartstore24.co.uk/honda-spares/jazz-iii-ge/12959/10251/spark-plug

Given the appalling faff to change the plugs on a Mark 2 Jazz. anyone not buying double iridium plugs lasting 70k miles is saving pennies to spend s.. That list contains mostly unsuitable plugs on that basis.

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2021, 12:44:41 PM »
honda use NGK DIFR6D13

there are equivalents

https://www.sparepartstore24.co.uk/honda-spares/jazz-iii-ge/12959/10251/spark-plug

Given the appalling faff to change the plugs on a Mark 2 Jazz. anyone not buying double iridium plugs lasting 70k miles is saving pennies to spend s.. That list contains mostly unsuitable plugs on that basis.

I agree,  get decent plugs from a reputable place... The Cox motors price is 22 each for genuine Honda  plug, not too bad really compared to some places.  Horror stories about fake plugs with melting electrodes ( engine damage ), dodgy threads, shonky crush washers...  I have got plugs from Opie before and never had a problem.
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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2021, 02:19:42 PM »
Thanks guys for your input,next year should be a lot cheaper,fingers crossed.

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2021, 02:47:11 PM »
Thanks guys for your input,next year should be a lot cheaper,fingers crossed.

Unless you cover 70,000 miles a year you won't need new spark plugs for a while yet - call me cynical, but did they actually fit new plugs at 44,000 miles ???
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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2021, 03:44:20 PM »
Small detail but I think the plugs are 75K - I think everything is in multiples of 12,500 miles.   Our 2014 car is on about 55K and I aksed the indie who services it and he said no problem to leave them until they're due.

There's pricing details down this page https://www.honda.co.uk/cars/owners/tailored-service-plan.html

If the car is 11 yrs old and has all its servicing done as required every year then is should only need a basic service.

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2021, 04:34:41 PM »
What plugs did they fit? Worth checking with them as they may not have replaced like for like.

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Re: Spark plugs.
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2021, 02:16:18 PM »
530  :o mother of god what do you get for that ? Id expect a personal visit from Soichiro Honda himself thanking me for owning one of his machines.
I thought it was just me, but 534 does seem inordinately high, perhaps double what you would expect to pay.
A lot of the guys on here service their own cars, and obviously would not even get close to this figure.

As far as I remember having done it on my partner's Mk2 few month ago, iridium plugs came for less than 70 from Opies, at the same time I did coolant change plus the usual service things like oil and filters change. All came to around 160-170.
To do the job you need socket wrench and specialist spark plug tool available for less than 10 from any Halfords, the access is incredibly narrow and most standard sockets don't fit in.
I recommend having torque wrench that can do 10+ Nm as well.

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