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Old 09-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Whats your take on Pulstar Plugs

So ive never tried Pulstar Plugs Im trying to cross some part numbers and find the plug that we would need on the focus. One thing Ive been sceptical about has been the results of pulstars in cars.

two questions
if available who would buy the pulstars for the 2012 2.0L

and what have your results been on other cars

Thanks Justin


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Old 09-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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Had really great luck with Brisk LGS plugs but no one makes aftermarket plugs for our cars yet...heard Pulstars can create RF interferance with some drive by wire systems etc.

Brisk LGS plugs personal results 02 Mustang GT 4.10 gears, full bolt ons, brisk lgs plugs=24MPG
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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well ive been talking with lou Camilli who handles new cars and there is an after market sparkplug for the 2012 2.0 tivct (ford P/N=sp-535) the after market plug is an autolite P/N xp5364.. with the specification from autolite the cross to the pulstar plugs is the EF1 series in platinum EF1p and iridium EF1i.
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well ive been talking with lou Camilli who handles new cars and there is an after market sparkplug for the 2012 2.0 tivct (ford P/N=sp-535) the after market plug is an autolite P/N xp5364.. with the specification from autolite the cross to the pulstar plugs is the EF1 series in platinum EF1p and iridium EF1i.
When was your car built they list SP-522 for cars before 5/2011 and SP-535 forward.
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How about doing a test like this:

Begin with a brand new set of OEM plugs and a brand new set of the Pulsars, then...

1. Dyno with the OEM plugs
2. Swap in the Pulsars, then Dyno
3. Repeat 1 and 2 3X and do all tests back-to-back.


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How about doing a test like this:

Begin with a brand new set of OEM plugs and a brand new set of the Pulsars, then...

1. Dyno with the OEM plugs
2. Swap in the Pulsars, then Dyno
3. Repeat 1 and 2 3X and do all tests back-to-back.


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This would be possible if the cars computer would adjust extremely quickly. the cars computer has to learn new fuel trims and new timing with different spark plugs everytime. so doing it back to back would be pointless and wont have reliable numbers. this is why I've tested a pre-learn stage then later on a learned stage dyno test.
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This would be possible if the cars computer would adjust extremely quickly. the cars computer has to learn new fuel trims and new timing with different spark plugs everytime. so doing it back to back would be pointless and wont have reliable numbers. this is why I've tested a pre-learn stage then later on a learned stage dyno test.
No the ECU as long as you didnt take the batt cable loose can learn the new fuel and timing in mil seconds , there will be little no no fuel changes at all with changing plugs

The only way to do this test properly is

NEW OEM plugs installed on the dyno just like the plugs your testing , just installing a new plug even if it is the same plug thats already in there will make petter HP
Then the other plugs installed and dynoed new


I like the Autolite AR and XP plugs

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well it looks like ill be testing them out myself :)
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What are you expecting from the plugs?
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im not sure but pulstar is giving me plugs and a dyno run.... hmmm we shall see
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