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what type of spark plugs would you guys recommend for a stock '00 s40? my fiancee just bought this car used a month ago with 40K miles. it was recommended to her that the spark plugs needed to be changed out. thanks in advance.<P>
 

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I have always heard that using OEM Volvo spark plugs is the best way to go. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/cool.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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well, i was gonna go that route, but the dealer wants to charge me an arm and a leg for stock plugs. i'm gonna try autolite 3923's (they're $1.30/eqch), since they are recommended for a stock 1.9T. anyone heard anything good/bad from using these plugs??<P>
 

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I'd say listen to Drew. Even the most expensive spark plugs aren't really that expensive in the grand scheme of things. You have a 50/50 chance that those cheap plugs may cause noticable performance loss judging by the previous complaints on the subject. Volvos are a bit finicky in this area.<P>
 

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Have you tried <A HREF="http://www.volvoparts.com" TARGET=_blank>www.volvoparts.com</A> for your replacement spark plugs. They have great prices on many parts especially when compared to the local dealers in the Washington DC area.
 

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Stick with the Volvo spark plugs. I tried AutoLite's on my Cougar and they SUCK.<P>The only other plugs i've heard raves about are the NGK R series plugs. This was from a guy who ran a highly tuned 850, but other than that Volvo OEM is the way to go.
 
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