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I'm replacing the plugs on my mom's 2006 Rio, and I ordered these plugs:
Amazon.com: NGK (7090) BKR5EGP G-Power Platinum Spark Plug, Pack of 1: Automotive Amazon.com: NGK (7090) BKR5EGP G-Power Platinum Spark Plug, Pack of 1: Automotive
They say the plug gap on them is .044" but the manual calls for .0394-.0433 (1mm-1.1mm). Are these going to be okay as-is, or should I re-gap them? Sorry if this question has been asked before, I couldn't find any relevant threads by searching. Thanks for the help!
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Set them at .040. Its on the label on the underside of the hood.
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Anyone have experience with these plugs?
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We always use the NGK BKR5ES-11, or part# 2382. They work great. They are just standard resistor plugs, as the OE champions were just standard resistor plugs, therefore the 30k maint. interval. As long as the ones you are getting are correct for the application, you should be fine.
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Yeah I decided to go with the platinum's instead as they were a dollar more and last more than twice as long. I saw that part number in the owner's manual, but the spark plug I have the link to is not that plug, which is why I'm posting this thread in the first place. I know online dealers have a reputation of saying something works for a specific car when it doesn't in reality.

So is anyone running a non-OEM plug such as the one I posted the link to?
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Although I don't know if platinum plugs are a problem with KIA's I do know they can cause problems with other cars ignition system.
Personally I like to stay with copper plugs and replace them frequently, 30k or so.
Having just bought my 2010 RIO I don't have any knowledge specific to this car.
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Ah okay, well I know my Mazda 6 loves them so I hoped they'd run just as nice in the Rio. I'll keep you guys posted about how it runs. I was mostly looking for a heads up if there was a known issue with this type of plug and if I should stay away from them.
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64,383 on '08 Rio. T belt replace and belts and plugs. Plugs a bit round around the edges yet I'll gap them 6 thou tight to wear in snug....
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I wanted to change my plugs to BOSCH +2's. Ive had them on a '96 Buick and an '04 Explorer and they worked perfect. Having a 2010 Rio this is my 1st foreign car, would they still be a nice set to have on a 4cyl engine?
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