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Passenger and Light Commercial

vehicles

I Spark Plugss |

Reliable diagnosis. Time saving repairs.


Bosch diagnostics and service parts.
Everything from one single source.
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which increases efficiency and quality in
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The service parts from the globally
active development expert and leading
manufacturer of automotive system
technology are in renowned Bosch OE
quality.
Competence and quality:
Assuring your workshops future success.

2008

A 1 987 AP2 005/200706

Robert Bosch (Australia)


Pty Ltd
Head Office Address
1555 Centre Road
Clayton Vic. 3168

Enquiries :
:

Phone :
Fax :

Melbourne, Sydney
Brisbane, Adelaide &
Perth
1300 307 040
1300 307 041

New Zealand :
Phone :
0800 452 896
www.bosch.com.au

Spark Plugs

2008

Special cases / Explanation of Symbols

Worlds No. 1 engine system supplier

ULTIMATE Performance

Uniquely heat fused platinum-iridium


centre electrode for longest service life
( up to 100,000km. )
Four Yttium enhanced ground electrodes
for optimum horesepower.
For maximum power and extended life.

PREMIUM Performance

Exclusive platinum technology with


Yttrium enhanced ground electrode for
extended service life (up to 60,000km.)
A pure platinum centre electrode heat
fused into an extended insulator enables
self cleaning temperatures to be reached
only seconds after starting.

RELIABLE Performance

Original Equipment quality spark plug for


consistently high performance.
With Yttium enhanced centre electrode
gives super Plus spark plugs a longer
service life than standard resistor spark
plugs ( up to 40,000km.)
A tapered and profiled nickel chromium
ground electrode provides extended plug
durability and reliable starting

AG
AGN
AGU
ALZ
AUS
BFK
BGB
BHK
DII
EIN
ELG

FGB
FGK

GS
KAT
KUT
KVE
KWI
LLK
NOR
OKA
OTZ

PSE
S16
S21
SBE
SW
TSZ
TW

WI1
WI2
WI3
WI4
WI6
WI9
XIZ
XJD
XJE

For vehicles with automatic transmission


Ignition coil sticker - green
Ignition coil sticker - grey
For engine with aluminium cylinder head
Exhaust side
Lead free gasoline
Product for gas operation
For leaded fuel
Fitted with direct gas operation
Intake side
Electrode gap must be set for operation with
gas
For countries with speed limit of 130 km/h
For vehicles with computer-controlled catalytic
converter
For vehicles with manually shifted transmission
For vehicles with catalytic converter
For vehicles with open-loop catalytic converter
For mainly short distance traffic
For shortened service interval
Engine with charge-air cooling
Normal version
For vehicles with out catalytic converter
For vehicles without transistorised ignition
system
Special platinum electrode
Width across flats : 16mm
Width across flats : 21mm
Heavy duty
For rough driving
For transistorised ignition system
The fitted product must be ascertained on the
vehicle / engine
Replacement interval 100,000 km
Replacement interval 20,000 km
Replacement interval 30,000 km
Replacement interval 40,000 km
Replacement interval 60,000 km
Replacement interval 90,000 km
18mm thread
12mm thread
10mm thread

Spark Plugs

Product range
A1

Platinum - Ir Fusion

A3

Platinum Plus

A5

Super Plus

A7

Performance Segments

A8

Platinum

Technical Information

FAQs

LPG Information

Bosch Carded Program


( Bosch Blister Packed Carded Sets )

B1

How to use

B3

Vehicle application

C1

Buyers guide

Application data

Buyers Guide

Cross reference

2008

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

A  | Platinum - Ir Fusion

Platinum - Ir Fusion | A 

Platinum Ir Fusion

Recommended for vehicles built from


2000 - onwards

ultimate performance
If yourre looking for the very latest in spark plug technology,
look no further than Bosch Platinum Ir Fusion.
Fusion features a patented, fused iridium and platinum
center electrode, combined with exclusive surface air gap
firing technology to produce a longer more powerful spark.
Its four yttrium-enhanced ground electrode design
significantly reduces gap wear.

This means less stress on the ignition system for quicker


starts, more efficient fuel combustion, and longer
performance life.
In addition, Fusions voltage requirement increases less over
time versus all other plugs for longer reliable performance of
the vehicles ignition system.

FEATURE

BENEFIT

Heat fused Platinum and iridium centre electrode

Maximum Horsepower & Long life

Revolutionary surface air gap firing technology featuring


multiple spark paths

Delivers the longest most powerful spark for ultimate engine


performance

Four Yttrium enhanced ground electrodes for optium access


to air/fuel mixture, giving most efficient combustion

Maximum power & extended performance life

Electrode gap is factory set

Provides ease of installation - never requires adjustment

Card Number
F9-4
Platinum /
Iridium centre
electrode
Type Number
HGR9BQI

Fused iridium and platinum centre electrode,


sintered into an extended insulator nose

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

Yttrium ground
electrode

Recommended Service Interval

1000,000km

Packaging

Blister pack

For turbo charged vehicles and long service life Bosch


recommends using Double Platinum Spark Plugs see page A8.

2008

2008

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

Platinum Plus | A 

A  | Platinum Plus

Platinum Plus

Recommended for vehicles built from


1995 - onwards

value premium
Exclusive Bosch platinum technology with an enhanced
design for 25% longer service life.
Bosch Platinum Plus spark plugs feature a pure platinum
centre electrode thats heat-fused into an extended ceramic
insulator to eliminate air gaps which exist in platinum alloytipped plugs.

Available in 10
box and single
box

And now Bosch Platinum Plus features a tapered, yttriumenhanced v-profile ground electrode that extends the service
life 25% longer than the original Bosch Platinum Spark Plug.
This superior design reaches its self-cleaning temperature
faster. And with lower ignition voltage requirement, Bosch
Platinum Plus provides reliable starting in hot and cold
weather extremes and provides a more reliable spark at
higher RPMs without misfires.

Card Number
P7-4

FEATURE
Exclusive Platinum Technology with Yttrium enhanced ground
electrode

benefit
25% longer performance life over standard platinum plugs

Type Number
WR8DPX

Only Bosch uses pure platinum centre electrode, heat fused


into an extended insulator. Superior design reaches selfcleaning temperature only seconds after starting

Maximum durability & engine protection due to less misfiring

Yttrium ground
electrode

Heavy Duty tapered ground electrode for reduced electrode


temperature & improved access to air/fuel mixture

Increased fuel efficiency, smoother idling & acceleration

Pure Platinum
Centre electrode

Lower ignition voltage requirement vs. other plug designs

Reliable starting & superior operation under all driving


conditions
Exclusive platinum technology with a tapered
yttrium-enhanced v-profile ground electrode.

Recommended Service Interval

Approx 60,000km

Packaging

Blister pack
Single / 10 box

Recommended for vehicles built from

1995 - onwards

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

2008

2008

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

A  | Super Plus

Super Plus | A 

Super Plus

Recommended for vehicles built from


1955 - 1995

economical
Yttrium-enhanced copper core centre electrode for 50%
longer service life. Bosch Super Plus Spark Plugs deliver
quality performance based on technology thats proven on
racetracks around the world in the most sophisticated racing
engines.

Available in
10 box and
single box

Testing has confirmed the durability of yttrium-enhanced


centre electrodes. Now Bosch brings these benefits to you in
Bosch Super Plus, the longest-lasting copper core spark plug
on the market
Card Number
S11-4

FEATURE
Unique to Bosch - First to offer precious metal performance
at non-premium prices

BENEFIT
50% longer lasting than OE Copper Core Spark Plugs

Yttrium enhanced centre electrode technology

Extended performance life over conventional copper core


spark plugs

Nickel Chromium tapered ground electrode to protect


against high temperatures & extend service life

Extended Plug durability & engine protection

Metal glass fused resistor

Maximum interference suppression

Angular, five-ribbed insulator design

Prevents misfire due to current leakage

Type Number
FR7DCX

Nickel-chromium
ground electrode

Yttrium Centre
electrode

Long life yttrium-enhanced copper core


centre electrode

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

2008

2008

Recommended Service Interval

Approx 30,000 to
40,000km

Packaging

Blister pack
Single / 10 box

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

A  | Super Plus

Bosch Spark Plug Program | A 

Double Platinum for Performance vehicles

Bosch Spark Plug Program

Super Plus Program

Performance vehicles
Double Platinum
For the vehicles that demand the longest service life and
continuous performance, Bosch recommends fitting
DOUBLE PLATINUM spark plugs.
Bosch Double Platinum (DPP)
can be identified by blue text
and rings on insulator

Double Platinum or DPP have the centre electrode made


from pure platinum, just like Platinum Plus, and also the
ground electrode laser alloyed with pure platinum.
The result is a service life of 100,000km for vehicles fitted
with a turbo or supercharger.

AUDI
A4 TFSI Quattro
09.05 -
A4 Turbo / Quattro
08.97 - 10.00
A3 Quattro 3.2L

FR6KPP332S
FR7KPP33+
YR7LPP332W

BMW
318i [E46 ]

04.04 - 03.05

FR7KPP332

FORD
Falcon XR6 Turbo BA - BFII
Falcon XR8 5.0L

07.03 -
09.98 - 10.01

FR7KPP33U+
HR8DPP22U

HOLDEN
Commodore VZ
Commodore VE 3.6L

09.04 - 08.06
08.07 -

HR7MPP302X
HR8NPP302

HONDA
Integra Type-R

01.98 - 10.01

FR6KPP33+

HSV
5.7L Gen 3 Engines

06.99 - 08.06

HR9LPP22Y

07.03 -
02.02 -

HR6DPP33V
HR6DPP33V

MAZDA
3 2.0L
6 2.3L

Pure platinum centre electrode


Pure platinum laser alloyed
into ground electrode

MERCEDES BENZ
C230 [ 203, 204 ]

06.05 -

YR7MPP33

NSSAN
200SX [ S14 ] SR20DET
Silvia [ S13 ] SR20DE
Silvia [ S15 ] SR20DE
Skyline [ R32 ] RB20DET
Skyline [ R32 ] RB20DET
Skyline [ R33 ] RB25DET
Skyline GT-R [ R32 ] RB26DETT
Skyline GT-R [ R33 ] RB26DETT
Skyline GT-R [ R34 ] RB26DETT

04.94 - 12.99
01.91 - 10.93
01.99 - 08.02
09.91 - 08.93
05.89 - 08.93
08.93 - 05.98
08.91 - 11.94
01.95 - 01.99
01.99 - 08.02

FR5DPP222
FR5DPP222
FR7KPP33U+
FR6KPP33X+
FR8DPP33+
FR7KPP33U+
FR6KPP33X+
FR6KPP33X+
FR6KPP33X+

SUBARU
Impreza WRX EJ205
Impreza WRX EJ205
Impreza WRX Sti EJ207

11.02 - 05-05
10.00 - 10.02
10.01 - 05.05

FR6KPP33+
FR6KPP33X+
FR6KPP33X+

TOYOTA
Celica 1.8L 2ZZ-GE
Soarer 2.5L 1JZ-GTE
Soarer 3.0L 2JZ-GE
Soarer 4.0L 1UZ-FE
Soarer 4.3L 3UZ-FE

08.99 -
05.91 - 12.01
01.94 - 12.00
05.91 - 12.01
04.01 -

FR6KPP33+
FR7KPP33+
FR7KPP33U+
FR7KPP33+
FR6KPP33X+

Single
Box
FGR7DQE+
FLR8LDCU+
FR6DC+
FR7DC+
FR7DCX+
FR7DPP+
FR7KCX+
FR7KPP33U+
FR7LCX+
FR7LDC+
FR8DC+
FR8DCX+
FR8HDC+
HR6DC+
HR7DC+
HR7MPP+
HR8DC+
HR8DCV+
HR8DCX+
HR9BC+
HR9BC+
HR9BCY+
HR9DCY+
WR5DC+
WR6DC+
WR7BC+
WR7DC+
WR7DCX+
WR7LTC+
WR8BC+
WR8DC+
WR8DC+
WR8DCX+
WR8LC+
WR8LTC+
WR9DC+
WR9DCX+
WR9LCX+
WR9LEV+

Blister
Pack

Platinum Plus Program

Blister
Pack size


S9-4
-
S8-4
S11-4

4
4
4

S31-4
S38-6
S32-4
-
-
S19-4
-
-
S37-6
-
-
S30-6
S35-4
S25-4
S25-6
-
S26-6
-
-
-
S1-4
S21-4
-
-
S3-4
S3-6
S22-4
-
-
S16-4
S27-6
S28-6
S29-6

4
6
4
-
6
6
4
4
6
6
4
4
4
6
4
4
6
6
6

Single
Box
FR6DP
FR6DPX
FR7DP
FR7DPX
FR7DPX
FR7HP
FR7KP
FR7KPX
FR7LPX
FR8DP
FR8DPX
FR8DPX
FR8HPX
FR8HPX
FR8LP
FR8LPX
FR8NP
HR7DP
HR7DPX
HR8DPV
HR8DPX
HR8DPY
HR9BPY
HR9DPY
WR6DP
WR7DP
WR7DPX
WR8AP
WR8DP
WR8DPX
WR9DP
WR9DPX
WR9LP
WR9LPV

Blister
Pack
-
P14-4
P6-4
P1-4
P1-6
-
P10-4
P3-4
P5-4
-
P4-4
P4-6
P9-4
P9-6
-
P19-4
P11-4
-
P21-6
P15-6
P16-4
-
P17-4
P12-6
-
P8-4
-
-
P2-4
P7-4
-
-
P13-6
P20-6

Blister
Pack size
4
4
4
6
4
4
4
4
6
4
6
4
4
6
6
4
4
6
4
4
4
6
6

Platinum-Ir Fusion Program


Single
Box
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Blister
Pack
F1-4
F1-6
F2-6
F3-4
F4-4
F5-4
F5-6
F6-4
F7-4
F7-6
F8-4
F9-4
F10-6
F11-4

Blister
Pack size
4
6
6
4
4
4
6
4
4
6
4
4
6
4

Guide only - For specific application details, please refer to


the application section from page B1.

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

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2008

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

A 10 | Cross Reference Table

Cross Reference Table | A 11

Cross Reference Table

BOSCH SPARK PLUG


fr7dPx
fr7dcx+

wr8dP
wr8dc+

FR8DPX
FR8DCX+

WR8DPX
WR8DCX+

WR7DP
WR7DC+

BOSCH SPARK PLUG


WR7DPX
WR7DCX+

FR8DP
FR8DC+

FR7DP
FR7DC+

fr7ldc+

flr8ldcu+

wr9dP
wr9dc+

NGK SPARK PLUG (equivalent )

hr8dPv
hr8dcv+

wr9lP
wr9lcx+

wr9lPv
wr9lev+

NGK SPARK PLUG (equivalent )

bcpr6es-11

bpr5es

bcpr5es-11

bpr5ea-11

bpr6e

bpr6es-n-11

bcpr5e

bcpr6e

bkr6ek

bkr5ekc

bpr4e

bcpr6e-11

bpr5e

bcpr5ey-11

bpr5es-11

bpr6es

bpr6es-11

bcpr5es

bcpr6es

bkr6ekb-11

bkr5eku

bpr4es

bcp6es-11

bpr5ea

bcpr5e-11

bpr5es-15

bpr6ey

bpr6es-13

bcpr5ey

bcpr6et

bkr6ekc

bkr5et-10

bpr4ey

bcp6e-11

bpr5ey

bcp5es-11

bpr5ey-11

bp6e

bpr6ey-11

bcp5es

bcp6e

bkur6ek

bkur5et-10

bp4es

bkr6e-n-11

bp5e

bkr5e-11

bp5ea-11

bp6es

bpr6e-11

bkr5e

bcp6es

bkur6et

bp4es-11

bkr6es-11

bp5ea

bp5es-11

bp6ey

bkr5ez

bcp6et

bkur6etb-10

bp4es-13

bkr6e-11

bp5es

bp5es-13

bp6ez

bk5e

bcp6ey

bkur6et-10

bp4ey

bk6e-11

bp5esz

bp5et

bk5es

bkr6e

bp5ey

bp5ey-11

bp5ez

hr9dPy
hr9dcy+

bpr6efs-15

bpr6efs-15

bpr5ey-11

igr5c-13

bp4ey-11

bkr6ekpa
bkr6en
bkr6es
bkr6ez
bk6e

The following catalogue section lists part numbers of non-Bosch equipment for which there are interchangeable Bosch products or components available.Since
a wide range of different designation systems are used, we were forced to arrange the non-Bosch part numbers in a uniform alphanumerical order. This differs
from the customary order employed by some manufacturers. Reconversion of Bosch numbers back to the numbers of other manufacturers is not permitted. The
Bosch type designation contained in this cross reference represent guidelines. For definitive spark-plug recommendation, please refer to the spark plug application,
section B.
Note
The laws governing competition stipulate that only Bosch type numbers may be used vis-a-vis the final customer for the identification of Boschparts.

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

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Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

A 12 | Technical information

Technical Information | A 13

Type code explanation

Type of seat
and thread

20.8

M 14x1.25

M 18x1.5

Version

Heat range
code number

Thread length
Spark position

16

Waterproof, for
shielded ignition
cable with 7mm

16

M 14x1.25

Waterproof, for
shielded ignition
cable with 5 mm

14*

M 14x1.25

Surface-gap spark
plug without
ground electrode

26

M 18x1.5

Surface-gap spark
plug with ground
electrode (s)

12

M 12x1.25

13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 09 08 07 06

12.7

11.2

12.7 11.2

19

M 10x1

Half thread

16

16

M 10.1

Semi-surface
air-gap
spark plug

16

M 12x1.25

Motorsports

M 14x1.25

Quickheat

19

17.5

19

17.5

19

17.5

19

17.5

9.5

M 14x1.25

With suppression
resistor

11.2

17.5

M 12x1.25

17,5
17.5

26.5

25

9.5

16

M 12x1.25

14

M 12x1.25

For low power


engines

11.2

26.5

12.7

25

Electrode
versions

19


W
S

20.8

26.5

25

26.5

25

Differences from basic design

P0 design with Ni electrode

Binary ground electrode

Special length thread

Exteneded insulator nose

PSA design


Electrode
material

Version

Copper

Burn of
resistor

Nickel Yttrium

Platinum

T
0.7

Silver

U
0.8

Y
1.1

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

V
1.0

Z
1.5

Platinum
Iridium

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A 14 | Technical information

Technical information | A 15

Spark plug spark techniques

FAQs

Spark Plug with AIR-GAP spark techniques


Front electrode,
Centre electrode

When it forms the arc directly between


the centre electrode and the ground
electrode, the ignition spark passes
through the air-fuel mixture located
between the electrodes.

The advantages
High level ignition reliability throughout
the plugs entire service life.
Good cold starting behaviour
Low engine voltage requirements

Side electrode,
Centre electrode

Shaped ground
electrode,
Centre electrode

Why no more non-resistor spark plugs?

Together with the increased space


between the electrodes, the sharp
V-groove edges resulting from the
ground electrodes shape ensure that
the ignition sparks thermal energy is
transferred easily and more effectively
into the air-fuel mixture.
This leads to a pronounced flame core
and complete combustion irrespective
of operating conditions

The advantages
High levels of ignition reliability due to
the instantaneous arcing of the spark
and immediate ignition of the A/F
mixture
Additional cold start reliability even
when battery voltage is low. Improved
combustion protects the engine and in
particular the catalytic converter.
Since misfiring is avoided, fuel
consumption drops even more.

Spark plugs with SURFACE-GAP spark techniques


Side electrode,
Centre Electrode
or
Side electrode,
insulator Centre
electrode

The ground electrodes are arranged so


that only particularly long and powerful
surface-gap sparks are generated

The advantages
Improved ignition reliability throughout
the spark plugs entire service life.
Optimal protection of the catalytic
converter(s).
Particularly low level of ignition voltage
required.
Self cleaning effects in case of
soothing.
Extended operating life thanks to
design with several ground electrodes.

Spark plugs with AIR-SURFACE spark techniques


Side electrode,
Centre Electrode
or
Side electrode,
insulator Centre
electrode

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

Spark plugs featuring the air-surface


spark principle are being used
increasingly in Original Equipment
applications. For reliable ignition, the
ignition spark selects the best route to
take from the centre electrode it either
functions as an air spark or as an airsurface spark.

The advantages
Increased ignition reliability throughout
the spark plugs entire service life
Improved cold start characteristics
Low ignition-voltage requirement
Self cleaning effects in case of sooting
Optimal protection of the catalytic
converter(s)

With an air spark, when ignition takes


place the arc jumps across directly from
the centre to the ground electrode.
The air-surface plug on the other hand
uses existing charge carriers to travel
to the insulator nose from where it then
jumps across, as an air spark, to the
ground electrode.

The configuration with several ground


electrodes increases the plugs life.

What are the different types of spark


plugs?

Outstanding protection against


corrosion
Excellent ignition reliability
Optimum performance throughout its
service life

There is a large variety of different


spark plug designs with more than 1400
variations. Design variants and special
materials such as platinum, silver or
yttrium allow Bosch spark plugs to be
used in a wide variety of applications
today. In all Bosch has developed more
than 20,000 different types of spark
plugs over the last 100 years.

Do yttium spark plugs have a longer


life?
The electrode with yttrium alloy shows
significantly less wear than an electrode
without yttrium.
Since the early 80s, fuel injection
systems have been designed by
manufacturers to be fitted with
RESISTOR spark plugs.
X Fitting non-resistor plugs in a resistor
application can :
Effect sophisticated electronics
Damage expensive componentry
Create radio interference
Effect overall performance
Increase fuel usage
Resistor spark plugs can be fitted in
non-resistor applications
BOSCH RECOMMENDS TO FIT A
RESISTOR TYPE SPARK PLUG FOR
EVERY APPLICATION
Why should you choose Bosch Super
Plus spark plugs?
Yttrium allows us to produce a pointed
ground electrode - a new optimised
design on most SuperPlus spark plugs.
Improved and more efficient
performance.
It also increases the protection of your
catalytic converter reducing the risk
of costly damage to to more efficient
combustion.

2008

What advantages does yttrium give a


spark plug?

2008

What is the function of a spark plug


and why is it a vital engine component?
The function a the spark plug is to
introduce the ignition energy into the
combustion chamber and to initiate
combustion of the compressed airfuel mixture. It accomplishes this task
by generating a spark between its
electrodes, which then generates the
required heat to ignite a smooth burn
of the air/fuel mixture. The spark plug
is an important factor in determining
optimal performance and reliable
functioning of an engine. It must permit
reliable cold starting, it must guarantee
that there is no misfiring during
acceleration, and it must withstand the
engine being operated for hours on end
at maximum power. These requirements
apply throughout the entire service
life of the spark plug. For 100 years
Bosch spark plugs have been designed
for optimal performance, reliable
functioning and to withstand extreme
operating conditions. Today the
continuously developing spark plug is a
key engine system component. It plays
a major role in fuel economy, clean,
efficient combustion and the reliable
operation of engines and catalytic
converters

Why do we need to change spark


plugs?
During operation, the spark plug is
subjected to both wear and to fouling
and should be replaced at regular
intervals. In the course of its service
life , the spark plug undergoes changes
that increase the required ignition
voltage. When the required voltage
reaches a level that can no longer be
compensated for by the voltage reserve
the result is misfiring. These changes
can be caused by :
Electrode wear
Engine wear
Abnormal operating conditions
(pre-ignition, detonation, high oil
consumption).
How do I read a spark plug?
Reading the spark plugs provides
valiable information on spark plug and
engine operating conditions. Refer to
page xxx in this catalogue.

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Technical information | A 17

FAQs

How should spark plugs be tightened


for best performance?
Bosch recommends when installing
spark plugs to use a torque wrench and
the correct torque in ft. - lbs.
As listed below

10 mm 12 mm 14 mm
with
with
with
gasket
gasket
gasket
Torque


8-11
12-15
19-22
ft.-lbs

14 mm 18 mm 18 mm
tapered
with
tapered
seat
gasket
seat
Torque


12-15
20-23
14-17
ft.-lbs
If a torque wrench is not available, hand
tighten the plug until it is seated in the
cylinder head. Spark plugs with gaskets
should be tightened an additional 90.
Spark plugs with tapered seats should
be tightened an additional 15.
Note : Avoid over tightening or under
tightening as spark plug or engine
damage may result.
Are Bosch spark plugs pre-gapped at
the factory?

FAQs

To avoid damage to a spark plug in


process of adjusting the gap, it is
important to follow these guidelines.
To widen the electrode gap, use a
tool that only pulls back the ground
electrode, without applying pressure
to the centre electrode.
The tool must not be wedged
between the electrodes as that may
cause damage to the insulator nose.
To close the electrode gap, carefully
tap the plug, electrode first, on a
hard surface, as shown in the
illustration.
What is detonation?
Detonation or knocking is
uncontrolled combustion with a very
steep rise in pressure. It is caused
by spontaneous ignition of the fuel
mixture, which has not yet been
reached by the ignition spark.
As the high-pressure waves hit the
walls of the combustion chamber, their
impact produces a metallic knocking
sound. Failure to recognise and deal
with knocking will inevitably lead to
serious engine damage.
What is pre-ignition?

Most Bosch spark plugs are factory pregapped for popular vehicle applications.
The gap measurements are indicated
either on the box, or by part number
located on the spark plug shell.
X suffix = 1.1 mm
Y suffix = 1.5 mm
U suffix = 1.0 mm
Bosch SuperPlus, platinum and resistor
spark plugs also have factory-set
gaps. For most plugs, the setting is
shown on the plug package. These
gaps are correct for the most popular
applications of these plugs. There are
applications however, for which the gap
setting has to be adjusted according to
the vehicle manufacturers specification.

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Pre-ignition is an uncontrolled ignition


process in which the temperatures
in the combustion chamber can rise
to such an extent as to cause serious
damage to the engine and the spark
plug. Full-throttle operation can
generate localised hot spots and cause
pre-ignition at the following locations:
At the tip of the spark plugs insulator
nose
On the exhaust valve
On the protruding sections of the
head gasket
On loose deposits (ash & carbon
residue)
On loose deposits (ash and carbon
residue).

Pre-ignition of the air/fuel mixture can


cause severe damage to an engine and
this is one reason why the heat range
of a spark plug is so important.
What is a heat range?
The spark plugs heat range is an index
of its capacity to dissipate thermal
energy. The different characteristics of
automotive engines regarding operating
load, compression, engine speed,
cooling, and fuel make it impossible to
run all engines with a standard spark
plug. The same spark plug may get very
hot in one engine type, but may reach
only a relatively low temperature in
another.
In the first case, the air-fuel mixture
would ignite on the glowing parts
of the spark plug projecting into the
combustion chamber (pre-ignition)
and, in the second case, the insulator
tip would soon become so badly
fouled by combustion deposits that
misfiring would occur. To ensure that
the plug runs between the desired
temperatures, plugs with different heat
capacities were developed.
The so called heat range, which is
assigned to each spark plug, is used
to characterise these heat dissipation
capacities. A plug with a low heat range
number (e.g. 2-4) indicates a cold plug
that quickly dissipates heat to the
engine block and cooling system, while
a high code (e.g. 7-10) indicates a hot
plug that retains heat.
By properly selecting the heat range of
the plug, it ensures that the plug will
operate between the plugs designed
operating range of 500-900 degrees
Celsius. In this range, the spark plug
will be self-cleaning, yet will not be
hot enough to pre-ignite the air/fuel
mixture.

2008

How does Bosch test enginges to


determine the heat range and what heat
range should I use?
To ensure optimal performance in your
car, Bosch has tested each vehicle
model and the various engines available
for that model listed in the Spark Plug
catalogue or our web-page. Using a
special spark plug with a thermocouple
built in, Bosch engineers find the
hottest cylinder in an engine and then
test various spark plugs in that cylinder
until the ideal plug is found.
This ensures that you will always get
the best performance possible.
I want to use Bosch spark plugs, but
have modified my engine by adding a
performance system. Can I still use
the plug listed in the catalogue for my
vehicle?
If you have modified your engine
with a performance system such as a
turbocharger, supercharger, or nitrous,
the recommended spark plug may not
be correct.
You may need to use a plug with a
colder heat range to compensate for
the additional heat generated by the
engine. Bosch recommends that in
these situations, you consult a qualified
engine builder for assistance in
determining the appropriate heat range.
How often do I need to change my
plugs?
As a rule, Bosch recommends that you
follow the replacement interval listed in
your vehicle owners manual, however
we highly recommend that you inspect
(read) your spark plugs annually and
replace as required, to insure optimum
engine performance.

Do Bosch spark plugs meet original


equipment requirements?

What are the advantages of surface air


gap plugs? (eg. FLR8LDCU+)

Yes! Bosch spark plugs meet or exceed


warranty requirements of all vehicle
and engine manufacturers, and when
properly installed in accordance with
the recommended application, will not
adversely affect the emission control
system of any vehicle.

To validate the improved performance


of surface air gap plugs with multiple
ground electrodes, extensive testing
was conducted in the laboratory and in
the field:

What about vehicle manufacturer


warranties?
Consumers are sometimes told by an
automobile dealers service writer or
mechanic that a brand of replacement
spark plug cannot be used in the
consumers vehicle during the warranty
period. The claim is made that use of
the brand will void the warranty, with
the statement or implication that only
the original equipment brand of spark
plugs may be used. This, of course,
tends to cast doubt on the quality of
the replacement spark plug. That claim
is not true. Under the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act and general principles
of the Federal Trade Commission Act,
a manufacturer may not require the
use of any brand of spark plug (or any
other article) unless the manufacturer
provides the item free of charge under
the terms of the warranty.
So, if the consumer is told that only the
original equipment spark plug will not
void the warranty, they should request
that the OE spark plug be provided free
of charge. If they are charged for the
spark plug, the manufacturer or dealer
is in violation of the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act.
Does theBosch part number have
meaning to help detemine the
specifications of the plug?
Yes! Refer to page A12 - A13 of our
catalogue which is also available from
our web site www.bosch.com.au

2008

The first test measured the energy


transfer efficiency of the two-electrode
plug compared to conventional and
other premium plugs with a single
ground electrode. This certified
laboratory test measured the
additional pressure generated by the
spark discharge in a pressure
chamber. Higher pressure equals a
higher energy transfer by the spark.
The test showed that the two electrode plugs transferred more
energy to the air/fuel mixture resulting
in improved driveablility and lower
emissions.
As a spark plug wears via erosion &
corrosion, the gap between the
centre & ground electrodes gets larger.
The larger the gap, the more voltage
is required to produce a spark, until
the capability of the ignition system
is exceeded and the plug misfires. It
was found that the multiple ground
electrode, yttrium centre electrode
plug reduces gap erosion & increasing
voltage requirements over time.
Tests for carbon fouling were
simulated in a cold cell by repeatedly
cooling, starting and operating the
engine without letting the spark plugs
reach their self-cleaning temperature.
This cycle does not let the spark plug
reach its self-cleaning temperature
and allows the formation of carbon
deposits.
The tests found that multiple ground
electrode spark plugs had better cold
restart reliability than conventional
plugs.
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Spark Plug faces | A 19

FAQs

Spark Plug faces

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Does technology used in racing plugs


find its way into Bosch spark plugs?
Yes! Racing, as it has for 100 years,
provides a great developmental impetus
and test bed for spark plug durability
and performance, and what is learned
at Indy or Darlington, or Le Mans or
Bathurst helps improve the spark plugs
installed in todays cars or trucks. From
the 2003 and 2004 V8 Supercar

Championships won by Stone Brothers


Racing, Marcus Ambrose have used
Bosch spark plugs.
Also the first Indy 500 won by Ray
Harrouns Marmon Wasp to the last
17 Indy 500 winners, and many in
between, each have used Bosch spark
plugs.

Many premium passenger car spark


plugs use multiple ground electrodes
and precious metals, such as yttrium
and platinum, which are a direct result
of their development and testing in long
distance racing.

GLOSSARY
Multi Ground.
Plugs with multiple ground electrodes
are called multi ground. These plugs
also use surface gap spark patterns and
the multiple ground electrodes increase
service life.
Surface Gap
Surface gap technology is when the
ground electrode is to the side of the
centre electrode. There can be no
ground electrode (racing applications),
multiple ground electrodes (PT+4 and
PT2), or a single ground electrode.
These spark plugs have improved
efficiency and a higher probability of
igniting a lean air/fuel mixture.
Resistor
Many spark plugs have a special
conductive glass seal between the
centre electrode and the terminal
stud. This seal acts as a resistor in the
plug which reduces the transmission
of pulses of energy to the ignition
cables. These pulses can cause Radio
Frequency Interference (RFI) with
electrical components in the car. For
some newer cars, resistor plugs are
required for effective communication
between the plugs and the electronic
ignition.

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Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)


When the spark plug creates a spark,
a high frequency burst of energy is
created. If this energy was to travel
through the ignition wires, it could
cause interference with other sensitive
electronic devices, such as the radio
or electronic control units. The resistor
in the spark plug reduces this energy
before it causes interference with other
electrical components.
Fouling
Fouling occurs when a plug becomes
contaminated with fuel, oil, or other
contaminates that prevent the plug
from generating a spark. Most plugs
today are designed to reduce fouling
and become self-cleaning when they
reach 500 degrees Celsius. However,
short trips, low speed driving, improper
spark plug heat range (too cold),
improper timing, or an oil leak in the
combustion chamber can cause a spark
plug to become fouled.

Bridging
Over time, contaminants can build on
the surface of the spark plug if it does
not reach self-cleaning temperature
often. These build-ups can grow
between the electrodes until they
are actually connected by a bridge of
contaminants. This will often cause
misfire
Flashover
Occurs when the spark does not jump
between the electrodes within the
combustion chamber, but instead
jumps between the metal shell and the
terminal on top of the plug. This will
always cause a misfire since the air/fuel
mixture will not be ignited. Bosch spark
plugs have a ribbed insulator to prevent
flashover.
Quenching
The purpose of a spark plug is to
introduce enough heat into the
combustion chamber to initiate a
smooth burn of the air/fuel mixture.
Quenching occurs when that heat
generated by the spark is re-absorbed
back into the ground electrode, the
centre electrode, and the ceramic
insulation. To reduce quenching and
ensure an efficient transfer of heat,
Bosch Platinum+4 and Platinum2 spark
plugs use surface gap technologies.

2008

1 + 2 Normal
Insulator nose greyish-yellow to russet
brown.
Engine is in order. Heat range of plug
correct.
Mixture setting & ignition timing are
correct, no misfiring, cold starting
device functions correctly.
No deposits from fuel additives
containing lead or from alloying
constituents in the engine oil.
No overheating.
3 + 4 Soot - carbon fouled
Insulator nose, electrodes & spark-plug
shell covered with velvet-like, dull black
soot deposits.
Cause : Incorrect mixture setting
(carburettor, fuel injection) mixture
too rich, air filter very dirty, automatic
choke not in order or manual choke
pulled too long, mainly short distance
driving, spark plug too cold, heat range
code number too low
Effect : Misfiring, poor cold-starting
performance.
Remedy : Set mixture & cold-starting
device correctly, check air filter.
5 + 6 Oil-fouled
Insulator nose electrodes & spark-plug
shell covered with shiny soot or carbon
residue.
Cause : Too much oil in combustion
chamber. Oil level too high, badly worn
piston rings, cylinders & valve guides. In
two stroke gasoline engines, too much
oil in mixture.
Effect : Misfiring, poor starting
performance.
Remedy : Overhaul engine, correct
fuel-oil mixture, new spark plugs.

2008

7 + 8 Lead deposits
In places the insulator nose is glazed
brownish yellow; this may also tend
towards green.
Cause : Fuel additives which contain
lead.The glaze appears in the case of
heavy engine loading after lengthy partload operation.
Effect : Under heavy loading deposits
become electrically conductive & cause
misfiring.
Remedy : New spark plugs, cleaning is
pointless.
9 + 10 Heavy Lead deposits
In places the insulator nose is thickly
glazed brownish-yellow, this may also
tend towards green.
Cause : fuel additives which contain
lead.The glaze appears in the case of
heavy engine loading after lengthy partload operation.
Effect : Under heavy loading, deposits
become electrically conductive & cause
misfiring.
Remedy : new spark plugs, cleaning is
pointless.
11 + 12 Heavy Lead deposits
Heavy ash deposits from oil & fuel
additives on the insulator nose, in
the scavenging area & on the ground
electrode.The structure of the ash is
loose to cinder-like.
Cause : Alloying constituents, in
particular from oil,can deposit this ash
in the combustion chamber & on the
spark-plug face.
Effect : Can lead to auto ignition with
loss of power & engine damage.
Remedy : Repair engine. New spark
plugs. Possibly use other oil.

13 Partially melted centre electrode


Centre electrode partially melted,
blistered, spongy insulator tip.
Cause : Overheating due to autoignition, eg: due to overadvanced
ignition timing, combustion deposits
in combustion chamber, defective
valves, defective ignition distributor,
inadequate fuel quality, heat range
possibly too low.
Effect : Misfiring, loss of power. (engine
damage)
Remedy : Check engine, ignition &
mixture formation. New spark plugs
with correct heat range.
14 Centre electrode melted away
Centre electrode melted away, ground
electrode also severely attacked.
Cause : Overheating due to autoignition, eg: due to over-advanced
ignition timing, combustion deposits
in combustion chamber, defective
valves, defective ignition distributor,
inadequate fuel quality.
Effect : Misfiring, loss of power,
possibly engine damage. Overheated
centre electrode may result in insulator
nose cracking.
Remedy : Check engine,ignition &
mixture formation. New spark plugs.
15 Partially melted electrodes
Cauliflower-like appearance of the
electrodes.
Possibly deposition of foreign matter.
Cause : overheating due to autoignition, eg: due to over-advanced
ignition timing, combustion deposits
in combustion chamber, defective
valves, defective ignition distributor,
inadequate fuel quality.
Effect : Loss of power prior to complete
failure. (engine damage).
Remedy : Check engine, ignition &
mixture formation. New spark plugs.

16 Heavy wear on centre electrode


Cause : Recommended interval
between sparkplug changes not
complied with.
Effect : Misfiring, particularly when
accelerating. (ignition voltage no longer
sufficient for large electrode gap)
Poor starting performance
Remedy : New spark plugs.
17 Heavy wear on ground electrode
Cause : Aggressive fuel & oil
additives. Unfavourable influence of gas
turbulence in the combustion chamber,
possibly caused by deposits. Knocking.
No overheating.
Effect : Misfiring particularly when
accelerating. (ignition voltage no longer
sufficient for large electrode gap.)
Poor starting performance.
Remedy: new spark plugs.
18 Cracking of insulator nose
Cause: Mechanical damage due to
impact, dropping or pressure on the
centre electrode resulting from incorect
handling. In marginal cases - especially
after excessively long use - the insulator
nose may crack due to deposits
between the centre electrode and
insulator nose, and due to corrosion of
the centre electrode.
Effect: Misfiring, sparkover at points
not reliably supplied with fresh mixture.
Remedy: New spark plugs.

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A 20 | Technical information

Spark Plug program | A 21

Spark Plug faces for the Spark Plug program

NN

mm

Spark Plug program

1)

11

12

13

14

10

15

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

3)

D 7
D 8

AC
AC

0,9
0,9

4
4

Super
Super

M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5

10,9
10,9

20,8
20,8

DR
DR 6
DR 7
DR 8


DR 9


DR 10

BC
BC
BC
BPX
BPX+
BC
BPX
BPX+
BC

0,7
0,8
0,9
1,1
1,1
0,9
1,1
1,1
0,9

3
3
3
1
1
3
1
1
3

Super
Platinum
Super
Platinum
Platinum
Super
Platinum
Platinum
Super

M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5

10,9
10,9
10,9
10,9
10,9
10,9
10,9
10,9
10,9

20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8

CS
DER
CS
CS 0
CS
CS
CS
CS
DP 0 R
DSR





0,6
0,6
0,6
0,6
0,6
0,7





6
6
6
6
7
3

Silver
Ni-Yt
R
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Platinum
R
Silver
R

M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25

19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19

16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16

16

2)

F 07

F 08

F 09
F 2
F 3
F 4
F 5
F 6

R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

Ma
Ma

Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma

SAE
SAE
SAE
SAE
SAE
SAE
SAE
SAE
Ma
SAE

Racing
Racing
Racing
Racing
Racing
Racing
Racing
Racing
Special platinum electrode

FGR

FGR 6 DQI
Fusion
F8-4
O
SAE

HQE 0
1,4 25 Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KQE
1,6 20 Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
FGR 7 DQE+
1,35 23 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
SAE

DQI
Fusion
R
F1-4

F1-6
O
SAE

DQP
1,6 27 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KQE 0
1,6 20 Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

MQPE
1,6 new Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 25
16
FGR 8 DQI
R
F3-4
O
SAE

KQE
1,6 20 Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KQE 0
1,4 20 Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 19
16

30

FLR

FLR 7 LDCU
FLR 8 LDCU+
FLR 9 LTE

31

FQR

FQR 8 LE 2

LEU 2

1,0
1,0
1,0

12
12
22

Super
Super+
Ni-Yt

R
R
R

M 14x1,25 19
M 14x1,25 19
M 14x1,25 19

16
16
16

O
O
O

SAE
SAE
SAE

0,8
1,0

19
19

Ni-Yt
Ni-Yt

R
R

M 14x1,25 19
M 14x1,25 19

16
16

O
O

SAE
SAE

S9-4

Ni-Yt centre electrode

Ni-Yt centre electrode

1)
2)
3)

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A 22 | Technical information

Spark Plug program | A 23

Spark Plug program

2)

3)

1)

FR

O
FR 5 DC
0,8 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
Ma
O
Ma

DCX
1,1 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

DP
0,6 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DPP 222 U 1,0 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DTC
0,8 11 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
M4

LDC
0,8 12 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
FR 6 DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
Ma
O
Ma

DCX
1,1 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DDC
0,8 12 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Mb

DP
0,6 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DPP22 0.8 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DPP 22 U 1,0 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma
P14-4

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Mb

DS
0,7 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

DTC
0,7 11 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

KDE 0
0,6 12 Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KDC
1,0 12 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KTC
0,8 22 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16

KPP33X 1,1 21 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
SAE
O
SAE

LDC
0,9 12 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

LTC
1,0 22 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

MPP 332 0,8 30 Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 26,5
16
O
FR 7 DC+
0,9 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
Ma
S8-4
O
Ma
S11-4

DCX+
1,1 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Mb
P6-4

DP
0,6 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DPP+
0,7 21 Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DPP 33 0,7 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma
P1-4

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16

P1-6
O
SAE

HC 0 X
1,1 10 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

HP
0,8 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

HPP 222 1,0 28 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KCW
0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma
S31-4

KCX
1,1 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

KTC
1,0 22 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE
P10-4

KP
0,8 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KPP 33 0,7 21 Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16

KPP 33U+ 0,7 21 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
SAE
S38-6
O
Ma
P3-4

KPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

LC 2
0,7 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16

O
SAE
S32-4

LCX+
1,1 19 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE


LDC+
1,0 12 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE
P5-4

LPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

ME
0,9 3
Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 26,5
16
O
FR 8 DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
Ma
O
Ma
S19-4

DCX+
1,1 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

DCY
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

DP
0,8 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

DPP 33 1,0 30 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16

2)

3)

O
FR8 DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
Ma
P4-4

P4-6
O
Ma

DS
0,9 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

HC
0,8 8
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HDC
1,0 12 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Mb

HC 0 X
1,1 10 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HP
0,9 17 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HP+
0,9 17 Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HP 0
1,1 17 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma
P9-4

HPX+
1,1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16

P9-6
O
Ma

KCU
1,0 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

KDC
1,0 12 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

KTC
1,0 22 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

LC
0,7 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

LCX
1,1 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE
P19-4

LPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
SAE

ME
0,9 3
Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 26,5
16
O
SAE
P11-4

NP
0,9 1
Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 26,5
16
O
SAE

SE 0
0,9 1
Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 26,5
16
O
SAE

SPP 332 1.0 30 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 26.5
16
O
FR 9 DC
0,8 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
Ma
O
Ma

DCX
1,1 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HC
0,9 8
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HCV
1,3 8
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HP
0,9 17 Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

HPV
1,3 17 Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
16
O
Ma

LCX
1,1 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
16

Double platinum

Ni-Yt centre electrode

Double platinum
Double platinum

Double platinum
Ni-Yt centre electrode
Ni-Yt centre electrode
Double platinum
Double platinum

H 2
H 3
H 4
Double platinum

CS
CS
CS

0,6
0,6
0,6

6
6
6

Silver
Silver
Silver

M 14x1,25 17,5
M 14x1,25 17,5
M 14x1,25 17,5

16
16
16

O
O
O

HGR

Mb
Mb
Mb

O
HGR 6 DQI
Fusion
O
SAE

KQC
1,6 20 Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
HGR 7 KQC
1,6 20 Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
SAE
O
HGR 8 DQI
Fusion

HGR 8 MQI
Fusion
HGR 9 BQI
Fusion

DQI
Fusion

Double platinum

Copper core in centre


and ground electrode
Ni-Yt centre electrode

hLR

HLR 8 STEX

1,1

22

Super

M 14x1,25 25

16

Special platinum electrode

Double platinum

Racing
Racing
Racing

F11-4

F7-4
F7-6
F10-6
F9-4
F5-4
F5-6

Ni-Yt centre electrode


Ni-Yt centre electrode

Double platinum

1)

1)

2)

2)

3)

3)

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

NN

mm

NN

mm
1)

Spark Plug program

2008

2008

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

A 24 | Technical information

Spark Plug program | A 25

Spark Plug program

2)

3)

1)

HR

O
HR 5 DC
0,6 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
Ma
O
HR 6 BC
0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
Ma
O
Ma

DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Mb

DP
0,7 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Mb

DS
0,6 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
HR 7 DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
Ma
O
SAE

DCX
1,1 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

DCY
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma
S37-6

DCY+
1,5 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

DP
0,7 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
SAE

DPP 22 1,2 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
SAE
P21-6

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
SAE

MPP+
1,0 21 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 25
16
O
SAE

MPP 302 1,1 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 25
16
O
HR 8 AC
0,9 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
Ma
O
Ma

BC
0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

BCY
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

BP
0,9 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

BPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma
S30-6

DCV+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma
S35-4

DCX+
1,1 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

DCY
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
SAE

DPP 15 V 1,3 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
SAE

DPP 22 U 1,0 21 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
SAE

DPV
1,3 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma
P16-4

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

LPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
SAE

MEV
1,3 3
Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 25
16
O
SAE
P18-4

MPV
1,3 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 25
16
O
HR 9 AC
0,9 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
Ma
O
Ma

ACY
1,5 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

APX+
1,1 2
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O

BC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
Ma
S25-4

S25-6
O
Ma

BCY
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O

BCY+
1,5 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
Ma
O
Ma

BCZ
2,0 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

BP
0,9 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

BPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma
P17-4

BPY
1,5 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

BPZ
2,0 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 11,2
16
O
Ma

DC
0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

DCX
1,1 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma
S26-6

DCY+
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma
P12-6

DPY
1,5 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

HC 0
1,3 10 Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

HP 0
1,3 18 Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

LCX
1,1 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16
O
Ma

LCY
1,5 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 17,5
16

HR9

HR10






Ni-Yt centre electrode

Ni-Yt centre electrode

LPP22Y
LPX
AC
ACY
BC
BCX
BCY
BCZ
DCX
HC 0

1,5
1,1
0,9
1,5
0,9
1,1
1,5
2,0
1,1
1,4

2)

19
1
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
10

3)

Platinum
Platinum+
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super

R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R

M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25

17,5
17,5
11,2
11,2
11,2
11,2
11,2
11,2
17,5
17,5

16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

SAE
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma

hs

Double platinum

O
HS 5 E
0,5 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
16
Ma

O
HS 6 E
0,5 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
16
Ma

O
HS 7 E
0,5 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
16
Ma

O
Ma

F
0,7 3

M 14x1,25 9,5
16

O
HS 8 E
0,5 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
16
Ma

Double platinum
Double platinum

Ni-Yt centre electrode


Ni-Yt centre electrode

0,5
0,5
0,5
0,7
0,5
0,5
0,7
0,7

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
3

Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super

M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5
M 18x1,5

12,7
12,7
12,7
12,7
12,7
12,7
12,7
12,7

26
26
26
26
26
26
20,8
26

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

Mb
Mb
Mb
Ma
Mb
Mb
Ma
Ma

CC
AC
AC
AC

0,7
0,6
0,6
0,7

4
4
4
4

Super
Super
Super
Super

M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1

19
12,7
12,7
12,7

16
16
16
16

O
O
O
O

Ma
M4
M4
Ma

UH 5 CC

0,8

Super

M 10x1

19

16

Ma

0,7
0,7
0,7
0,7
0,6
0,7
0,6
0,7
0,6

4
4
6
4
4
6
4
4
3

Super
Super
Silver
Super
Super
Silver
Super
Super
Super

M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1
M 10x1

19
12,7
12,7
19
12,7
12,7
12,7
12,7
19

16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

Ma
Mb
Ma
Ma
Mb
Mb
Mb
Ma
Ma

M 4 AC
M 5 AC
M 7 AC

M 8 AC
M 10 AC

AC 0
M 12 B

Double platinum
Double platinum

Ni-Yt centre electrode


Ni-Yt centre electrode
Ni-Yt centre electrode

U 3
U 4
U 5
U 6

uh
ur

UR 2
UR 3


UR 4

UR 5
UR 6

Ni-Yt centre electrode

Special platinum electrode

1)

1)

2)

2)

3)

3)

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

NN

mm

NN

mm
1)

Spark Plug program

2008

2008

CC
AC
AS
CC
AC
AS
AC
AC
DE

R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R

Double platinum

Chrome-nickel centre electrode;


for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

A 26 | Technical information

Spark Plug program | A 27

Spark Plug program

Spark Plug program

usr

USR 7 AC

vr

VR 8 SE

W 06 CS
W 07 AS

CS
W 08 AS

CS
W 2 AC

AS

CC

CS
W 3 AC



AS

CC

CS

DDP 0 R

DP 0
W 4 AC


AS

BC

CC
W 4 CC

CS

DP 0

W 5 AC


AS

CC


DP 0

EC
W 6 AC

CC
W 7 AC


DSR

EC

FC
W 8 AC


CC

EC

2)

3)

0,5

Super

M 10x1

12,7

16

SAE

0,9

19

Ni-Yt

M 12x1,25 26,5

14

SAE

0,6
0,6
0,6
0,6
0,6
0,5
0,6
0,5
0,6
0,5
0,7
0,6
0,5
0,6
0,3
0,6
0,5
0,7
0,6
0,6
0,5
0,7
0,6
0,6
0,8
0,5
0,7
0,6
0,5
0,7
0,6
0,7
0,7
0,7
0,5
0,6
0,7
0,7
0,9
0,5
0,6
0,7
0,7

6
6
6
6
6
4
6
4
6
4
4
6
4
6

7
4
4
6
3
4
4
6
7
7
4
4
6
4
4
7
4
4
4
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
4
4

Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Silver
Super
Silver
Super
Silver
Super
Super
Silver
Super
Silver
Platinum
R
Platinum
Super
Super
Silver
Super
Super
Super
Silver
Platinum
Platinum
Super
Super
Silver
Super
Super
Platinum
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Silver
R
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super

M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25

20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Mb
Ma
Mb
Ma
Ma
Mb
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Mb
Mb
Mb
Ma
Ma
Ma
Mb
Ma
Mb
Mb
Ma
Mb
Ma
Ma
Mb
Mb
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Mb
Mb
Ma
Ma
Ma
Mb
Mb
Mb

19
12,7
19
12,7
19
12,7
12,7
19
19
12,7
12,7
12,7
19
19
19
19
12,7
12,7
12,7
12,7
19
19
19
19
19
12,7
12,7
12,7
19
19
19
9,5
12,7
19
12,7
12,7
19
9,5
9,5
12,7
12,7
12,7
9,5

1)

W 9 AC

CC

EC

EC 0

LDCR
W 10 AC


CC

DC

EC

LCX
W 11 E 0

0,7
0,7
0,9
0,7
0,8
0,5
0,7
0,7
0,7
0,7
1,1
0,7

2)

4
4
4
4
12
4
4
4
3
4
19
4

3)

Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
R
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super

M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25

12,7
19
9,5
9,5
19
12,7
12,7
19
19
9,5
19
9,5

20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

Mb
Mb
Ma
Ma
Mb
Ma
Mb
Mb
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma

wc

O
WC 7 A
0,5 4

R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8



O

D
0,7 3

R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8



O
WC 8 DC
0,7 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8


For stationary gas engines


Special platinum electrode

wea

WEA

wr

Special platinum electrode


Special platinum electrode

WR 2 CC
WR 3 AP

CC

CP

CS

CTC
WR 4 AC

AP

CC

CP

DP 0
WR 5 AC

AP

BC

CC

CP

DC+

DP

DS

Special platinum electrode

1)

1)

2)

2)

3)

3)

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket

NN

mm

mm

NN

1)

2008

2008

1,2

M 14x1,25 12,7

20,8

Ma

0,5
0,7
0,7
0,7
0,6
1,4
0,7
0,7
0,7
0,6
0,6
0,5
0,6
0,7
0,8
0,7
0,8
0,6
0,3
0,8

4
2
4
2
6
11
4
2
4
2
7
4
2
3
4
2
3
1
3
3

Super
Platinum+
Super
Platinum+
Silver
Super
Super
Platinum+
Super
Platinum+
Platinum
Super
Platinum+
Super
Super
Platinum+
Super+
Platinum+
Silver
Silver

R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R

M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25
M 14x1,25

20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8
20,8

O
O

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

M4
Ma
Ma
Ma
SAE
SAE
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
Mb
Ma
Ma
Mb
Ma
Ma
Mb
M4
Mb

19
12,7
19
19
19
19
12,7
12,7
19
19
19
12,7
12,7
12,7
19
19
19
19
19
19

5/8 Shielded, waterproof


for ignition cable 7 mm
connection 5/8-24UNEF2A
Chrome-nickel centre electrodes
5/8 Shielded, waterproof;
for ignition cable 7 mm
connection 5/8-24UNEF-2A,
Chrome-nickel centre electrodes
5/8 Shielded, waterproof;
for ignition cable 7 mm
connection 5/8-24UNEF-2A,
Chrome-nickel centre electrodes

Special platinum electrode

Ni-Yt centre electrode

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Spark Plug program

2)

3)

1)

O
WR 6 AC
0,7 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
Ma
O
Ma

BC
0,7 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O
Ma

CC
0,7 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DC 2
0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8

O
Ma

DCX
1,1 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

DP
0,7 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
SAE

DP 0
0,6 7
Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

DS
0,5 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
WR 7 AP
0,6 2
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
Ma
O
Ma

BC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O
Mb

BP
0,7 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O

CC
0,8 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
Mb
O
Ma

CCX
1,1 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

CP
0,7 2
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

CPX
0,7 2
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DCX+
1,1 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

DP
0,8 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

DS
0,7 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

0,9 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

EC
0,7 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O
Ma

LC
0,7 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

LTC+
1,0 22 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
WR 78

24 Super4
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8

Ma
O
WR 8 AC
0,6 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8

Ma
O

Ma

AP
0,8 2
Platinum
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O

Ma

AP
0,8 2
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O

Ma

BC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O

Ma

BP
0,7 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O

Mb

CC
0,8 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

CP
0,9 2
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

DCX+
1,1 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Mb

DP
0,9 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Mb

DS
0,8 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

EC
0,9 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

Ma

FC
0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

Ma

LP
0,7 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

LC
0,8 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

LC+
0,8 19 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Mb

LTC+
1,0 22 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
WR 9 CC
0,9 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
Mb
O
Ma

DC+
0,8 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DCX+
1,1 3
Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DCY
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

DP
0,8 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8

2)

3)

O
WR 9 DPX
1,1 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
Ma
O
Mb

DS
0,7 3
Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

EC
0,9 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O
Ma

EC 3
0,7 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 11,1
20,8
O
Ma

FC
0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

FP
0,9 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
Ma
O
Ma

FPY
1,5 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O
Ma

FPZ
2,0 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

HC
0,9 8
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
Mb
O
Ma

LCX+
1,1 19 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

LE
0,8 19 Ni-Yt
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Ma

LEV+
1,3 19 Super+
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

LP
0,9 1
Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

LPV
1,3 17 Platinum+ R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
Mb

LS
0,7 19 Silver
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
WR 91

24 Super4
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8

Ma
O
WR 10 AC
0,5 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8

M4
O

Ma

BC
0,8 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O

Ma

DC
0,8 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 12,7
20,8
O

Ma

DCX
1,1 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

Ma

FC
0,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

Ma

0,9 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

Ma

FCY
1,5 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

Ma

FCZ
2,0 3
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
O

SAE

LC
0,9 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O

SAE

LCV
1,3 19 Super
R
M 14x1,25 19
20,8
O
WR 11 E 0
0,8 4

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
Ma

O
Ma

F
0,5 3

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8

O
WR 12 EC
0,7 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
20,8
Ma

wr

Ni-Yt centre electrode


Copper core in centre &
ground electrode

Special platinum electrode

Ni-Yt centre electrode

Ni-Yt centre electrode


Ni-Yt centre electrode

Ni-Yt centre electrode

ws

Ni-Yt centre electrode

O
WS 5 E
0,5 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
WS 5 F
0,5 3

M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
WS 6 E
0,5 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
WS 6 F
0,5 3

M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
WS 7 E
0,5 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
Ma

F
0,5 3

M 14x1,25 9,5
19

O
WS 8 F
0,5 3

M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
WS 9 EC
0,6 4
Super
M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma
O
WS 12 E
0,7 4

M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

Ni-Yt centre electrode


Ni-Yt centre electrode

Ni-Yt centre electrode


Ni-Yt centre electrode
Ni-Yt centre electrode

1)

1)

2)

2)

3)

3)

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Ni-Yt centre electrode


Ni-Yt centre electrode

Chrome-nickel centre electrode;


for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines

Chrome-nickel centre electrode;


for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines

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Spark Plug program

Installation procedure

Correct installation of spark plugs with torque wrench :

mm

NN

1)

2)

wsR

O
WSR 5 F
0,5 3

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
19
SAE

O
WSR 6 E
0,5 4

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
Ma

F
0,5 3

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
19

O
WSR 7 F
0,5 3

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
WSR 8 E
0,5 4

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

O
Ma

F
0,5 3

R
M 14x1,25 9,5
19

O
WSR 9 EC
0,6 4
Super
R
M 14x1,25 9,5
19
Ma

0,7
0,9
0,7
0,6
0,7
0,8

4
3
4
3
3
11

Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super

M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25

19
19
19
19
19
19

17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5

O
O
O
O
O
O

Ma
Ma
Ma
M4
Ma
SAE

0,7
0,7
0,7
0,6
0,9
0,7
0,7
0,9
0,8
0,9

6
6
4
3
3
4
4
3
12
3

Silver
Silver
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super
Super

M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25
M 12x1,25

19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19

17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5
17,5

O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O

SAE
Mb
Ma
SAE
Ma
Ma
Ma
Ma
SAE
Mb

0,8
0,6

12
3

Super
Super

M 12x1,25 19
M 12x1,25 19

16
16

O
O

SON
SAE

YR 6 LDE
0,8
YR 7 DE
0,9

LPP332W 0,9

12
3
30

Ni-Yt
Ni-Yt
Platinum

R
R
R

M 12x1,25 19
M 12x1,25 19
M 12x1,25 19

16
16
16

O
O
O

SAE
SAE
SAE

29

Platinum

M 12x1,25 26,5

14

SAE

X 4 CC

DC
X 5 CC

DC


DTC

XR

XR 2 CS
XR 4 CS
XR 5 CC

DC

XR 6 CC
XR 7 CC

DC

LDC
XR 8 DC

Y 5
Y 6

DDC
DC

YR

ZR

ZR 8 TPP 15

1,0

R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R

Chrome-nickel centre electrode;


for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines
Chrome-nickel centre electrode;
for low-output engines

Note :
The tightening torques listed apply to dry, non greased and
non oiled threads.
1 in cast iron
2 in light alloy

Conical seat

Flat seat

Tightening torques (N - m)
10N m = 1 kpm

3)


M 10 x1
M 12 x1.25
M 14 x1.25
M 14 x1.25
M 18 x1.5

1
10 ... 15
15 ... 25
20 ... 25
20 ... 40
30 ... 45

2
10 ... 15
15 ... 20
15 ... 20
20 ... 30
20 ... 35


M 14 x1.25
M 18 x1.5

1
20 ... 40
30 ... 45

2
10 ... 20
15 ... 23

Correct installation of spark plugs without torque wrench :


Screw in spark plug by hand until it is seated in the cylinder
head. New spark plugs with flat seat are then given a further
approx. 90 turn with a spark plug wrench. The figure for
spark plugs with a conical seat and used spark plugs with a
flat seat is approx. 15.

15

90

Spark plug terminal nuts :


Engines may be fitted with spark plugs of a different length
to Bosch spark plugs.

10

12,5

1. Screw out old spark plugs.


2. Compare to new Bosch spark plugs.
3. If the exchanged spark plug is longer than the Bosch
spark plug, replace the screwed-on terminal nut A with
the longer terminal nut B provided.

Note :
In so far as they were not received from the motor vehicle or
engine manufacturer, the spark plug recommendations have
been drawn up by Bosch.
The spark plugs recommended apply to standard operating
conditions for series models, however not to racing, special
and high performance versions, unless such models are
specifically listed.

Double Platinum

Particular operating conditions may make it necessary to use


heat ranges other than those recommended.
If plugs with the specified electrode gap are not available,
the electrode gap must be adjusted.
It is advisable to use the Bosch spark plug gauge for this
purpose.

1)
2)
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Technical information| A 33

Bosch Tips

Bosch Tips

Conversion Table HP

HP
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150

kW
22
26
29
33
37
40
44
48
51
55
59
63
66
70
74
77
81
85
88
92
96
99
103
107
110

kW

HP

kW

155
114
160
118
165
121
170
125
175
129
180
132
185
136
190
140
195
143
200
147
205
151
210
154
215
158
220
162
225
165
230
169
235
173
240
177
245
180
250
184
255
188
260
191
265
195
270
199
275
202

kW

HP

kW
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180
185
190
195
200
205
210
215
220
225
230
235
240
245
250
255
260
265

20
27
25
34
30
41
35
48
40
55
45
61
50
68
55
75
60
82
65
88
70
95
75
102
80
109
85
115
90
122
95
129
100
136
105
143
110
150
115
156
120
163
125
170
130
177
135
184
140
190

1kW = 1.360HP

HP
197
204
211
218
224
231
238
245
252
258
265
272
279
285
292
299
306
313
320
326
333
340
347
354
360

LPG

LPG Only (retrofit)

Lead Replacement Fuel

When operating on LPG GAS, the


internal combustion pressures and
temperatures are higher, this results in
a higher voltage required for ionisation.
(the spark to jump the electrode gap.)
With older contact ignition systems,
a reduction in the spark plug gap
compensates for this higher voltage
requirement.
Gas operation also causes less
deposits and fouling, so the heat range
selection can be one range colder than
the petrol plug.

In older cars the electrode gap needs


to be set 0.1 - 0.2 mm smaller and the
heat range should be one range colder.
Misfire due to carbon fouling is unlikely
and the colder plug should increase
service life.

LRP has taken the place of leaded


petrol in most service stations around
Australia. This fuel is burning at a lower
combustion temperature self cleaning
of the spark plug must be increased to
burn off the chemical residue.

Eg : WR8DC+ 0.8mm (petrol) to


WR7DC+ 0.7mm (LPG).

Ongoing testing in the Australian


market shows that it may be beneficial
in some vehicles to use a higher
heat range spark plug than currently
recommended.

The correct spark plug will depend on


whether the vehicle is run completely
on LPG or is dual fuel. Special attention
should be paid to older contact ignition
systems ( as follows). Where LPG is
not specified in the application section,
follow the guidelines below :
In high energy ignition systems the
recommendation generally remains
unchanged between LPG and Petrol.
However your driving conditions and
LPG Petrol ratio may affect this.

Dual Fuel
The spark plug is usually measured in
petrol mode and you will need to make
a compromise between the operation
on both fuel types.
If you use mainly LPG the electrode gap
should be reduced 0.1 - 0.2 mm and
go one heat range colder.
Eg : WR8DC+ 0.8mm (petrol) to
WR7DC+ 0.7mm (LPG).
Note that if this vehicle runs on petrol
in stop / start traffic it can misfire if
using the LPG plug.
Note that electrode gap changes
greater than 0.2 mm should be avoided.
Do not regap Super 4s.

1hp = 0.736Kw

i.e. :
Ford Laser KA, KB 1.3, 1.5L 1981-1985
Current recommendation: WR8DC+
If problems are experienced due to
LRP, we suggest trying WR9DC+
If no problems have been experienced
in the change from leaded petrol LRP
or ULP then no changes should be
made to the application.
However if you have fouling (mainly
in stop / start driving conditions) this
change may be of benefit.
The same rule applies to Super 4 and
Platinum spark plugs. The gap remains
unchanged and should be set as per
the catalogue recommendation.

Electrode Gap
Specified electrode gap

 

If spark plugs with the specified electrode gap are not


available, the electrode must be adjusted.
We recommend that you use the Bosch spark plug gap gauge
to do this.

 

 

 

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